Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : May 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)

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  • How To Make Memos Work
    We've all either received memos or are responsible for generating memos. They are the lifeblood of the company, making sure the right people get the right information. The question arises, is there a best practice for producing memos? The short answer is no, because the purpose of the memo is to inform the reader about something and different people have different preferences in relation to how they receive information.
    Posted: Monday 30 May 2016
  • Why Jose Mourinho Is The Right Leader For Manchester United
    What makes Manchester United so convinced that Jose Mourinho is the one that will succeed where others have failed. Is it his track record of success? Not necessarily as football is filled with managers who have failed at one club despite having previous success elsewhere. The factor that will ensure Jose Mourinho will be a success is the same factor that has brought him success during his career and that is his leadership ability.
    Posted: Tuesday 24 May 2016
  • Poor Leadership is Costing New Zealand $5bn a Year
    In New Zealand there is a big disconnect between what we know leadership can be and the leadership employees experience in the workplace everyday. It's this disconnect that is costing companies money everyday and costing New Zealand as a country $5 billion dollars a year in lost productivity.
    Posted: Monday 23 May 2016
  • Leadership Lessons From Iron Man
    Quality leaders never stop learning and are always on the look out for the next leadership lesson wherever it may be. I was at the movies recently were I watched Captain America: Civil War. In the summer blockbuster Captain America Civil War, Iron man and Captain America take opposite sides of a philosophical argument.
    Posted: Wednesday 18 May 2016
  • Leadership Lessons From Captain America
    Captain America: Civil War, the biggest movie of the year has hit the cinemas and has recorded the fifth biggest box office opening weekend in history. In the three Captain America and the two Avengers movies Captain America has effortlessly become the leader of the Marvel universe, he's the hero that other heroes look up to, the leader of leaders.
    While none of us will ever get the superhuman powers that Captain America has we can however become a superhero leader.
    Posted: Monday 16 May 2016
  • Five Things That Highly Effective Leaders Do
    They are the people we admire, they inspire their teams and take their organisations to levels that their competitors can't. We put these leaders up on a pedestal but they are just like the rest of us, I know this as I have the honour of working with world-class leaders and they have the same fears, concerns and self-doubts like the rest of us. They wake up, go to work and come home again but what they do while at work is different to other leaders.
    Posted: Monday 9 May 2016
  • How Leicester City Shows Us The Way To Achieve Success In The Workplace
    Leicester City football club have just caused the greatest sporting upset of all time. Against all odds Leicester City have won the English Premier League. Last season, they barley escaped relegation and at the start of the year, were listed as 5,000 to 1 outsiders by the bookmakers to win the Premier League
    Posted: Tuesday 3 May 2016
  • The Four Stages of Success
    I'm honoured to be able to coach people to achieve success in their lives. While everyone has different goals and ambitions I've seen a similarity in what stages people progress through when they start their journey to success. There are four crucial stages known as the hierarchy of competence designed by Noel Burch in the 1970's. Each stage has their own challenges for the individual to overcome. In this article I want to explore each of these stages and what you can expect to face
    Posted: Monday 2 May 2016

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