Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : May 2014


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 to Develop Emerging Leaders by Mark Wager
    During difficult financial times companies tend to look at every area to cut costs. One of the most common areas that suffer economically is training. When money is tight it makes sense to cut back on what a lot of Managers may consider a luxury. This logic is flawed which is why many top companies are doing the opposite
    Posted: Monday 26 May 2014
  • Your First Few days as a Leader by Mark Wager
    You’ve got the news that you’ve been waiting for. The panel was so impressed with what you had to say at the interview that you’ve just been informed the job is yours. Congratulations! You are now the new Team Leader. After the hugs and high-fives the focus switches from celebration to the harsh cold reality of what’s ahead of you. What do you do know?
    Posted: Monday 19 May 2014
  • Why We Follow by Mark Wager
    A leader is nothing without followers. I recall a quote by Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari who said ‘Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea, it’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference” When I read that quote I’m reminded that we all have ideas we all have a message but without that spark of leadership skill we will always be voices in the dark. We need people to believe in us and share our passion
    Posted: Monday 12 May 2014
  • The Secret of Employee Engagement by Mark Wager
    Employee engagement surveys are a vital tool for any business but over-analysing each line of data can steer you away from the simplicity of employee engagement that is make your company a mechanism to help staff achieve their ambition to be happy rather than the barrier that prevents them from becoming happy.
    Posted: Monday 5 May 2014

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