Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : May 2015


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 Get Your Team Out Of Dire Situations
    If you believe your team is in trouble or just under performing then this article is for you. Learn the secret of Sun Tzu and the "death ground"
    Posted: Monday 25 May 2015
  • How Collective Leadership Can Save The Blues by Mark Wager
    The Blues are a New Zealand professional rugby team competing in the Super 15 competition. They have a successful history winning the competition three times and the semi-finals three times, yet their recent history is poor, with them coming near the bottom in the last three seasons finishing 12th, 10th, and 10th respectively and this season is no better with the side currently 13th on the ladder. So what is going wrong?
    Posted: Tuesday 19 May 2015
  • How to Stop the Epidemic of Bad Leadership
    Imagine the following scenario. You go to work everyday and you do what you believe is a good job. You get on well with your boss and you enjoy your work, that is until a new boss arrives who has very different ideas of the workplace and your role within it. Then day by day you start to enjoy your role less and less until you come to a day when you feel that either you leave or your new boss does. This scenario is not difficult to imagine as it either happened to you or someone you know.
    Posted: Monday 11 May 2015
  • The Biggest Mistake When Recruiting(and how to fix it) by Executive coach Mark Wager
    Finding the best candidates for your organisation can be difficult. The recruitment process can be time consuming and expensive but the rewards can be huge if you can get that ideal candidate with the perfect combination of skills and attitude. Yet there are many organisations that make a fundamental mistake when recruiting that not only costs them that ideal candidate but all the financial rewards that come with them.
    Posted: Monday 4 May 2015

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