Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : April 2016
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)
What is the biggest waste of time during your working day? If you think meetings are so then you are part of the 47% of the workforce who listed meetings as the biggest waste of their time in a recent survey. Meetings are one of the oldest tools in a Manager's toolbox but it is also one of the most misunderstood and misused. Every Manager holds meetings but very few hold effective meetings.Posted: Monday 25 April 2016
Managers communicate in a way that informs yet leaders communicate in a way that inspires. The best leaders communicate in a way that connects with their team. They empower their team and install a sense of belief and power that enables them to reach a level of performance that they didn't believe was possible. How do the best leaders do this?Posted: Sunday 17 April 2016
During poor economic times, there are two areas of the business that CEO's tend immediately to look at to save money. These areas are advertising and training. These two areas are always the first to have their budgets cut. Now more than ever companies have to be very prudent with their money and training is vital for every business but with limited money, how do you spend your money in order to get the best return?Posted: Wednesday 13 April 2016
Just think of the word Ferrari and what comes to mind? Quality, expensive, fast, exclusive are just some of the common words that are associated with Ferrari. The Italian car manufacturers are one of the most profitable car manufacturers in the world with its chairman Sergio Marchionne stating that the company is worth over 10 billion Euros which is approximately $11.4 billion U.S. Dollars. This is remarkable when you consider the type of product that Ferrari makes.Posted: Monday 11 April 2016
The business world is changing. The habits and behaviours of your clients are different now to what they were ten years ago, maybe even five years ago. The market that you know is gone and replaced with a new world economy, one which is moving and evolving quicker then you can imagine. It's time to catch up.Posted: Wednesday 6 April 2016
If you want to see the embodiment of a successful team then look no further than the rugby field. Rugby is a sport within which individual brilliance can only occur as a result of collective work. More than in any other team sport, in Rugby, victory can only be achieved if every member of the team is working together and while individual brilliance can impact a game this brilliance can't occur without the hard work of their colleagues. In Rugby success is truly a collective effort.Posted: Monday 4 April 2016