Australasian Leadership Institute Free Articles : July 2019


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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  • Are You Mothering Your Team?
    This past week I’ve had to address the same scenario with two very different leaders. They are both highly regarded by their organisations, both very smart and have a lot of technical knowledge and both have recently taken over teams and while the industries they work in are very different they share the same problem, which is, they don’t feel like a Leader to their team they feel more like their Mother, constantly reminding them, constantly chasing them up and tidying up after them both in terms of poor work but also just tidiness around the office.
    Posted: Monday 29 July 2019
  • Leadership & The Power of Listening
    In my experience the best Leaders are also the best listeners. The ability to listen is one of the most underestimated qualities that Leaders require in order to be successful, we spend so much time focusing on communication, learning what to say, how to say and when to say that it’s easy to forget that communication is worthless unless we are willing to listen.
    Posted: Thursday 25 July 2019
  • The Entrepreneurial Mindset
    When I was in Fiji last week I had the honour of spending time with a couple of young entrepreneurs with a very exciting future ahead of them and it made me think about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. During my time coaching people in business I’ve found that it’s not the smartest, it’s not the richest and it’s not the people with the best ideas that end up being successful entrepreneurs, it’s always the people with the right mindset, the right attitude, the right desire in short they have the Entrepreneur mindset.
    Posted: Monday 22 July 2019

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