Hi everyone, I’m blogging here about leadership. Authentic leadership from what I see and experience. I share my stories and would love to hear yours too.
In 2009 I founded the Centre for Innovative Leadership at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand. Through the Centre I developed and ran authentic and innovative leadership programmes for senior leaders with other wonderful people who you’ll see on this site. Before my journey into leadership development I had a career in fraud and although I didn’t know it at the time the understanding that comes from dealing with a wide range of people, some at their worst, was invaluable in growing an understanding of the human condition. For me I learned that happiness is a life purpose and my leadership development work and own career are both guided by this principle.
I now work within Advisory at PwC in Auckland combining my forensic and leadership development knowledge. I continue to have an association with the Centre to run the Innovative Leaders GM Programmes for incubated company leaders and from PwC the Authentic Leadership Programmes including the very special Wisdom Retreat for Senior Leaders continue to be very much part of the offerings to senior leaders.
On the formal front I have an MBA and a post-graduate Diploma in Business (Finance) from The University of Auckland and I am accredited in a number of personality profiling and feedback instruments including Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Saville Wave and FIRO-B. I am a Professional Member of the Human Resources Institute, the New Zealand Association of Psychological Type, the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and, the YMCA Marathon Club too!
My experience is that leadership is learned wherever we go and keeping an open heart and mind will grow your leadership. One of the special people for me in leadership development is New Zealand’s pre eminent Poet Sam Hunt. Sam is available for Corporate, Industry and Private events. Sam has entrusted me to help him to secure appropriate places to perform so feel free to contact me if you’d like to think about getting Sam along to your place.
If you want to contact me here’s my personal email or see below.
A listing of all the latest stuff on my blogs can be accessed right here and here’s a link to the dark side of leadership, where I occasionally post items of interest about corporate psychopaths,which includes many fraudsters.
This is what I often listen to