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Welcome to my blog at Strategic Self Awareness. My goal is to update this page regularly so people have the opportunity to see my take on leadership training from the latest contemporary leadership theory being published by reputable sources such as the Harvard Business Review and Talent Quarterly.

I will endeavour to simplify the language and content so to make it understandable for all leaders alike. Hopefully ensuring that all leaders who are engaged with the reading can start understanding some steps they can take to enhance their own leadership potential.


November 13, 2018

Is your measuring stick of success the same as mine, I doubt it.

  When I decided it was time to move on from my last job working at the New Zealand Army Leadership Centre (NZALC), I had hit […]
August 13, 2018

Peak performance vs. Perfectionism

May 2, 2018

How can you improve employee retention and turnover rates?

Its costing you more than you think….It is hard to put a sum on the costs associated with high staff turn over caused from the impacts […]
April 3, 2018

How to Work for a Boss Who Lacks Self-Awareness

A great read on how to ‘manage up’ if your boss has no self-awareness. Thanks to HBR and Tomas.
February 14, 2018

Self-Awareness Can Help Leaders More Than an MBA Can

Just another article stating more research on the benefits of developing Self-Awareness in your leaders. Read here to understand the research.
February 14, 2018

Good Bosses Create More Wellness than Wellness Plans Do

Are we surprised, get your behaviours sorted leaders… Read the article here to understand the research Harvard Business Review article 
January 17, 2018

360 Feedback Surveys – Leadership Training

This article is care of  Custominsight and hits the mark for insight into a great leadership training tool within our industry. It is definitely one tool which […]
January 15, 2018

Self Awareness – Leadership Training

This article explains beautifully why Leadership Training that focuses on self awareness is not a waste of time and it will enhance your leadership. “Research suggests […]
December 4, 2017

What is Fungibility – Leadership Training

What is Fungibility – Leadership Training Specific leadership training can help you understand that having the right mix of personalities + technical skills are the key […]
November 20, 2017

Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job – Leadership Training blog

 Leadership Training Blog Many new leaders who have been promoted into a strategic executive/ leadership/ management role from their previous hands on tactical role struggle with […]
October 6, 2017

Leadership Training Course: Through self awareness you can understand your authentic leadership behaviours

Here is a great article from Real Business UK explaining why understanding your authentic leadership behaviours can have a positive effect on your business. For this positive […]
September 11, 2017

Remove Intuition from Hiring – Understand through leadership training courses

Great video on why organisations should remove intuition from their decision making when employing new leaders. If you don’t have time watch from 8.50 onwards. #leadershipdevelopment […]
September 11, 2017

Is Your Boss Stressing You Out?

Individuals dealing with a stressful boss have the potential to exhibit symptoms similar to post traumatic stress, according to researchers. Unfortunately if you work for others […]
September 3, 2017

What Six Key Things Google Teaches New Managers

Transitioning from “individual contributor to manager” often creates a very stressful situation for the individual and the organisation. What internal resources and processes the staff member […]
August 21, 2017

SALDA courses (Self Awareness Leadership Development Activity)

What is a SALDA course? A SALDA course is a Self Awareness Leadership Development Activity designed to help you discover your reputation, by allowing you to […]
July 25, 2017

Authentic Leadership Behaviours (video)

Here are some interesting insights from Robert Hogan the Founder and Director from Hogan Assessments on how leaders are derailing through engrained behaviours. The insights tie […]
July 13, 2017

How to deal with an incompetent boss

It’s great to see that the serious health issues for employees caused by poor leadership within your organisation is hitting main stream media. The fact is, […]
July 9, 2017

The Surprising Fix For Our Shocking Leadership Development Programmes

Leadership Development Programmes (the industry Im involved in) has some serious questions to ask itself. If we really want to have an impact on todays leaders […]
July 2, 2017

How Toxic Colleagues Corrode Performance

I’ve been asked quite a few times of late why is it so important that leaders and employees become aware of their behaviours. My response often has been […]
June 27, 2017

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders – Harvard Business Review

Globally billions is spent every year on leadership development, and according to the research it is not working, 1/3 of employees still don’t trust their leaders. […]