Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : February 2022


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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  • How Leaders Can Avoid Making Bad Decisions
    Decision making is an important aspect of Leadership and it’s vital to get those crucial decisions right, so in this weeks article I want to explore how Leaders can avoid making wrong decisions.
    Posted: Tuesday 22 February 2022
  • The Lost Art Of The Apology
    During the past week we’ve seen several world Leaders apologise for their mistakes or at least attempt to apologise. Firstly, there was the Prime Mister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, who apologised to the Queen for the all night parties held at Downing Street the night prior to the funeral of her husband Prince Philip while in the United States President Joe Biden apologised to a reporter that he was caught on his microphone insulting.
    Posted: Thursday 17 February 2022
  • 6 Ways To Improve Your Chances Of Getting A Promotion
    People often believe that a promotion is something you shouldn’t chase after. It is something that should come to you naturally as a reflection of the work you have done. That is great if only life was fair, but unfortunately we all know that it is not. Sometimes good work goes unnoticed and often there are times when the promotion doesn’t go to the most deserving. So this week I want to explore with you some tips on how you can increase the odds of getting the promotion that you rightfully deserve.
    Posted: Wednesday 16 February 2022
  • How To Retain Your Best Employees
    Does this scenario sound familiar? You hire someone smart and ambitious and you invest a lot of time training and developing them and just as the moment arrives when they are at the level you want them to be they present you with the news that they are leaving. So now you are back to square one, looking to hire someone new that you have to spend valuable time training them again as well while costing your business more money in recruitment, training and lost productivity.
    Posted: Tuesday 15 February 2022