Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : December 2021


I am a former Broker Sales Manager and an Operations Manager who is now working as a leadership coach, consultant and strategist across four key areas:

  • Leadership of successful teams
  • Optimisation of mental performance 
  • Leadership psychology
  • High performing teams

Within these areas, I design, coach and facilitate bespoke leadership development programmes for individuals and teams including managers of all levels, directors, executives, professional athletes and aspiring leaders. My clients include the Delegates of the European Union, The Fred Hollows Foundation in Timor-Leste, the Fiji Sun newspaper, Lakes DHB, Kmart and Foodstuffs.

I am listed by Evan Carmichael as one of the top 100 leadership experts in the world to follow on Twitter.

When I design leadership programmes I draw from my twenty five years of managerial experience across a range of industries in the United Kingdom and here in New Zealand. I am accepted in the MBTI suite of tools and I am a professional member of NZAPT (New Zealand Association of Psychological Type) NZIM (New Zealand Institute of Management) and NZATD (New Zealand Association of Training & Development). I am a published author of two leadership books and I've had articles published in a range of magazines including Lifestyle for Men Magazine, M2, New Zealand Management Magazine as well as having a weekly business column with the Fiji Sun Newspaper. I am the current editor of Elite Leadership magazine.

If you want practical effective coaching and facilitation based on a foundation of modern leadership theories then get in touch via Twitter, the enquiry form below or call me direct on 021 354 831 (New Zealand)

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  • Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man
    In a sea of superheroes, what makes Spider-Man so special and what does this have to do with Leadership? In this weeks article I want to explore the story of Spider-man, it’s enduring popularity and the lessons that can help everyone become a superhero leader.
    Posted: Saturday 18 December 2021
  • Leadership Lessons From Formula 1
    The best Leaders are learners, they have a desire to discover ways in which they can become better leaders and they are the most passionate. Learners look for any example of excellence regardless of the industry in which that excellence occurs because they understand that where you find excellence you will find valuable lessons. In this weeks article, I want to explore the world of Formula One
    Posted: Saturday 18 December 2021
  • The Best Advice For Young Entrepreneurs
    I was contacted this week by a young entrepreneur, Markos from South Africa who is currently writing a book to help fellow young entrepreneurs and he asked me “What’s the single greatest mental strength you believe young people need to possess? (Eg Confidence, Discipline, Self-Awareness etc)”. In this week’s article I want to share with you the answer I gave Markos.
    Posted: Thursday 16 December 2021
  • Why Performance Reviews Don’t Work
    It is the time of the year that no one in the workplace looks forward to. It’s when Managers everywhere sit down with each of their staff and perform the dreaded performance review which typically staff don’t like participating in and Managers don’t like doing them yet there are many organisations around the world that still engage in this outdated practice. In this weeks article I want to explain why the traditional performance review process just doesn’t work and soon will be a thing of the past.
    Posted: Wednesday 15 December 2021
  • The Top 10 Qualities Of High Performing Leaders
    In this week’s article I’m going to explore some research that shows just how much of a difference a quality leader can make to an organisation’s profits in comparison to a poor leader and what precisely is the difference and what are the top ten qualities that the highest performing leaders possess.
    Posted: Thursday 2 December 2021