Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : June 2020


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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  • Leadership Analysis: How Jurgen Klopp Ended 30 Years of Hurt For Liverpool FC
    This is the first in a series of articles in which prominent Leaders from a range of industries are analysed and we break down what has made them successful. This week we look at the work of Jurgen Klopp, the Manager for Liverpool Football Club who recently after an absence of thirty years has returned to win the English Premiership title. So what makes Jurgen Klopp different from the eight previous Managers who tried and failed? How did Jurgen Klopp end thirty years of hurt for Liverpool FC?
    Posted: Tuesday 30 June 2020
  • The Ingredients For Successful Organisational Change
    The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said The only constant in life is change. In business if you are not changing then you are falling behind because the business world as in life is constantly changing and with the recent coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent world-wide economic recession, many, if not all business are finding themselves in the position that they have to implement change very suddenly and very quickly
    Posted: Thursday 18 June 2020
  • How To Turn A Negative Team Into A Positive Team
    Have you ever worked in an environment where everyone seems to be unhappy, people are just constantly moaning, your job is difficult not because of the nature of work you do but because of the people you work alongside, the unnecessary office politics and back stabbing? If this sounds familiar then you will be fully aware of how such a work culture can impact the quality of your work.
    Posted: Monday 15 June 2020
  • Guest Blog: COVID-19 Lessons Learned!
    Covid-19 has thrown up many unusual, complicated and unprecedented legal issues!

    From what I have seen, Covid-19 has had a huge negative impact on businesses. But being the optimist that I am, I am hoping that the business community can use these lessons to review their practices and put certain safeguards in place in the event of another “un-precedented” event.

    Here are my top six tips and recommendations which are largely based on my recent professional experience:
    Posted: Thursday 11 June 2020
  • Leadership Skills: How To Become An Effective Storyteller
    Throughout history and across civilisations people have shared stories. It’s been a mechanism to share experiences, ideas and provides people with an opportunity to explore what is right and what is wrong. Leaders are now utilising the power of storytelling to inspire and motive their teams, portray a shared vision and highlight the desired culture and values of the organisation and companies are starting to see the benefits of storytelling.
    Posted: Thursday 11 June 2020

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