The keynote addresses (KNAs) cover the areas I can deliver at your conference. Other subjects  can be researched on a request basis.  My preferred length is 90 minutes.  However, all KNAs can be trimmed to fit 45-60 minute allocations.  It is common for me to deliver more than one session at a conference as I charge a day’s presenting whether it is one, two or three sessions.  I have given you alternative titles to the same presentation.

A. Winning leadership behavioural traits

B. Winning leadership – what you should know to get to the top and stay there

C. The eight behavioural traits of successful leaders

As a manager you can instruct, order, or coerce staff to undertake tasks in a prescribed manner. However, you are unlikely to succeed unless you have learned the lessons and put into practice the behavioural traits of the successful ‘serving’ leaders. This Key Note Address is based on David Parmenter’s book The leading-edge manager’s guide to success – strategies and better practices and his more recent research.

The key note address will cover:

  • The eight behavioural traits that need to be adopted in order to become “A Viking with a mother’s heart” (Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epitaph).
  • A new model in “Winning Leadership” which will gain significant results by week 13.
  • Unearthing the leadership traits that will ensure your on to a winner during the recruitment process.

Arctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s enduring leadership lessons

Sir Ernest Shackleton saved the lives of the whole Endurance party that managed to survive  for two years in the harshest environment in the world, with turn of the century equipmentand  no support from outside agencies. This KNA pulls together much that has been written about Shackleton in a way that it can be digested and embedded in daily routines.

The Keynote address will cover:

  • The story of the great escape from Antarctica
  • The leadership lessons we can use in our personal and professional life
  • The eight leadership traits that have emerged from his leadership
  • Five steps you can take to improve your leadership style


A. Effective Recruiting- Getting The Right People On The Bus

B. Recruiting: how to get this “life or death” decision right

Far too often managers, when looking at their calendar, throw up their hands when they realise that they have another recruitment interview to do. It is the last thing they need in an already tight schedule. Yet, recruitment should be viewed as the most important thing a manager does. You need to take care that there is a values fit as you cannot change a person’s values.  In addition, better recruits will lead to more internal promotion, both saving costs and maintaining institutional knowledge.

The key note address will cover:

  • Understand that time spent recruiting adds to the paramount result
  • Look for values and fit before focusing on expertise
  • Peter Drucker’s five-step recruitment process
  • 14 important questions to help get select ‘A’ players
  • How to mitigate the risk of losing a brilliant candidate