The 8 Cornerstones
of Great Leadership
(and how to cultivate them)
The 8 Cornerstones
of Great Leadership
(and how to cultivate them)

Being a leader can be incredibly rewarding. 

It can also be tough and bewildering.

  If you sometimes feel a little overwhelmed with the ever-increasing demands of leadership, or if you’re confused about what great leadership looks like (or how to cultivate it) you’re not alone. Many leadership theories and practices developed in the last fifty years are now outdated. They no longer suit the world in which we lead.

  Technology (in particular social media), increased global connectedness, the growing volatility and complexity organisations are experiencing - not to mention the sheer pace of change - means leadership is more challenging than ever before.

   But, here’s the good news... Effective leadership has the power to have more of a positive impact, on more people around the world, than ever before in history. This eBook outlines the 8 cornerstones of great leadership and provides you with simple, practical tips and tools you can start implementing - right now - to improve your leadership.

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The Art of Leadership
I’m fascinated by leadership – what accomplished leadership looks like, what magic emerges when it’s present – and how leaders can get better at it.

I love learning about it, writing about it, teaching it, leading workshops on it – in fact, you could say I’m as obsessed with leadership as most of my friends are with Game of Thrones.

I’m on a plane most weeks, working with leaders up and down the country; and when I’m not, I’m hanging out with my family in a little town called Nelson (which happens to be the sunniest city in New Zealand – don’t hate me).
Let’s spark leadership… together
I’ve been a leader and senior executive myself and have the scars and badges of honour to prove it. 

I’ve worked alongside CEO's and executive teams for years and in lots of guises – from being a headhunter and practice leader for the world’s largest HR consulting firm, to an executive coach and company director of a cool little executive search firm.
Founder of The Leader's Digest & Author of "The 8 Cornerstones of Great Leadership"
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