Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : June 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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  • 3 Ways That England Can Create a Winning Team Culture
    England's football team have just been knocked out of the European Championships. While being knocked out of tournaments is nothing new to English fans the way they lost this time reached new lows. England lost 2-1 to Iceland, a country with a population of only 330,000 and with less than 100 professional footballers.
    Posted: Thursday 30 June 2016
  • Why Every Business Needs To Develop Their Future Leaders
    Every business is looking for the right investment which will take them to the next level. A Manager considers whether to invest in new technology, new premises or new equipment but the best investment may be right in front of them. To take your business to the next level you need to invest in your people. Many successful companies have demonstrated that the better the people you have the more profitable your business is.
    Posted: Monday 27 June 2016
  • What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Lionel Messi
    I'm of the firm belief that success leaves clues, you just need to know where to find them. I travel around the world delivering leadership training to prospective and existing entrepreneurs. During this time I've seen many people from different countries, different backgrounds and different industries and one thing is completely clear and that is there are patterns of behaviour that successful people share.
    Posted: Wednesday 22 June 2016
  • How To Manage The Evolution of Your Business
    Between 65 to 245 million years ago Dinosaurs walked the Earth. They were the largest and the most powerful animals that ever walked the planet yet today the most dominant species is mankind . The difference between the two is evolution. Humans have evolved from their ancient ancestors into modern day Homo Sapiens while Dinosaurs bar some rare exceptions died out. The same is true in business.
    Posted: Monday 20 June 2016
  • The Five Essential Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs To Answer
    Approximately 90% of entrepreneurs fail within five years and 95% within ten years. It's not a lifestyle that is to be entered into lightly and you need to ask yourself several questions before you consider becoming an entrepreneur. Based on my personal experience of building a business from scratch here are the five most important questions an entrepreneur needs to ask themselves.
    Posted: Monday 13 June 2016
  • Leadership Lessons From The All Blacks
    One of the most consistently successful teams in sports history is the New Zealand national rugby team, the All Blacks. Ever since their first game in 1903 they have maintained a winning percentage of over 76% with three World Cup victories including the last two tournaments in 2011 and 2015.
    Posted: Thursday 9 June 2016
  • Preparing For The Unexpected
    Considering how much work it takes to prepare for what we expect to happen in business it's not a surprise that we find it difficult to deal with the unexpected yet it's when we have to deal with the unexpected that we look to our leaders for guidance.
    Posted: Monday 6 June 2016
  • What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Donald Cerrone
    The person I chose next to be the subject of Entrepreneurship lessons will surprise you but by the end of the article you will understand why I chose him. I'm writing about the UFC fighter Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. I'm sure there will be some UFC fans thinking why a leadership consultant is writing about Donald Cerrone and I'm sure there are entrepreneurs reading this thinking what does a UFC fighter have to do with entrepreneurship. Let me explain the connection.
    Posted: Wednesday 1 June 2016

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