Early Bird Discount Ends Monday

The early bird discount for our April 20-21 Perth Authentic Speaking Executive Leaders Workshop ends this Monday March 2.

This is a transformative Public Speaking and Communications Development Experience for Leaders. It is my proven system that yields fantastic results for leaders and speakers at all levels of experience.

Further details are at http://www.authenticspeaking.com.au/viewStory/Executive+Leaders+Speaking+Workshop. Or, contact me for more information.

Places are very strictly limited, so sign up now to avoid disappointment.

Peter J. McLean www.lamplighter.com.auwww.authenticspeaking.com.au

Authentic Speaking Executive Leaders Workshops 2015

President Obama wishes he had it without a teleprompter. Prime Minister Abbott wishes he had it in public. You’ll wish you had it everywhere: The ability to speak persuasively, powerfully, fluently and articulately while conveying genuine presence across all of your leadership situations – speaking publicly, on the media, in the board or team room and with your staff and stakeholders.

Communication is crucial for leaders. While it doesn’t create your character, your ideas or your passions, without the ability to speak convincingly you can’t convey that character, arouse attention and fascination with your ideas and stir up equal passion in others in public settings. That’s one of the reasons why Prime Minister Abbott currently faces a challenging time in the media and in his party – because of his failure to communicate with his people and the people of Australia.

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Tom Moody Event Postponed Until Later Date

Just to advise any latecomers: the event with Tom Moody, scheduled for Feb 5, has unfortunately had to be cancelled until further notice.

Tom and I will be discussing a time for this event later in the year, when there will be less new year pressure for our attendees. We’re going to change the format too, in order to get even more people involved – so it will bigger and better for you.

Cheers!

Peter McLean

7 Reasons to Come to the Tom Moody Leadership Event

Tom Moody with CupOn February 5 in Perth I’m running an exclusive event with Tom Moody, international cricket batsman, coach, commentator and international businessman. It will be a brilliant opportunity to get up close and personal with someone who knows how to create high performance in pressure-packed environments.

If you want to register for the event, visit the registration page at www.lamplighter.com.au/viewStory/TomMoody

Here are 7 Reasons Why You Should Come to the Tom Moody Leadership Event. (I tried to stop at 5, but had to keep going.)

  1. You’ll learn from the coaching and leadership challenges of sports how you can better lead in your circumstances. Sometimes it’s hard to understand your own situation until you see it reflected in an industry or domain outside of your own. Hearing and exploring the challenges at the élite level of cricketing will help you to develop better leadership in your environment.
  2. You’ll get access to the coaching and high performance expertise of one of the world’s highly respected, professional cricketing coaches. Tom knows how to lead in high pressure environments, where he’s been asked to turn a team – a business – around so that they become top-level professional performers. He has an eye for recruiting and developing talent in ways that you might not expect.
  3. You’ll see how top coaches assess their situation, identify their priorities and plan strategic development. Pulling together a winning team doesn’t happen just through deciding you’re going to win the next couple of games. It takes intelligent assessment, analysis and strategy to go for the finals and the championships.
  4. The world of élite sport has more challenges in common with your world than you think. Tom has worked in the business of élite sport, yes, but he has also worked in the top ranks of international corporate world, including the marketing and securement of high end projects. He understands firsthand how the lessons of cricket apply to the everyman world.
  5. You’ll have unfettered access to top coaching insight. There will only be a small group, ensuring that everyone has the ability to ask the questions that are pressing to them, but also to participate in a full line of conversation and exploration, rather than being cut off when the question is a little impolitic. This will be a fully confidential session – no journalists, no recordings of the conversation, so you can ask and say what you want and Tom and the group will be happy to oblige with fully open answers.
  6. Tom is a highly insightful manager of people. He can assess a group within a very short period of time and uses this to help direct them to higher levels of performance. Benefit from his insight into you.
  7. This will be a relaxed, enjoyable and unique development experience with a great bloke. I’m ensuring that everyone gets time to talk with the assembled group and with Tom. Whether you’re into cricket or not, there’s much to be learned and Tom is an honest, easygoing gentleman. There won’t be 500 people cramming in trying to sell each other services or vying for attention, but everyone there will be focused on getting the most out of the morning.

There are plenty more great reasons to come and enjoy the morning. Come and bring along colleagues or clients for a special experience.

Tom has made time for this event, in Perth only, right smack in the middle of his very hectic international schedule. I won’t be repeating this opportunity in this format, ever.

For more details and to reserve your seats, visit www.lamplighter.com.au/viewStory/TomMoody. Seats and time are limited, so register now.

© 2015 Peter J. McLean. www.lamplighter.com.au Blog: theleadershiplamplight.com

Blog Reader Survey Results

imagesAnd the results of my September blog survey are …

I ran a reader survey during the month of September to find out more about you and how I can serve better.

The results have been very easy to analyse, as I only received one complete response! Thank you to that lone reader.

Here’s the summary of my audience response(s), therefore: Continue reading

2014 Reader Survey

imagesThe Survey is still open. Take my blog reader survey here! My thanks to those who have already completed the survey. I would love to see more responses from my readers.

I have many exciting and useful articles and resources planned for The Leadership Lamplight Blog, but before I do, I wanted to check that I am serving the needs of those who read my blog posts.

I’ve been writing this blog in something of a vacuum for quite a while. I enjoy writing it and reading comments and seeing likes. I know many have found the articles helpful and interesting.

I want to take this to another level, however, and use the blog to continue to better serve those who come to me for help, encouragement and inspiration and to develop greater responsiveness, engagement and a sense of online community for my readers.

So, please take my 2014 Reader Survey here at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1610266/2014-Reader-Survey

The survey will only stay up until September 17. I’ll be posting a summary of the results next month for your interest.

I appreciate your help!

Peter J. McLean

Take My 2014 Blog Post Reader Survey

imagesTake my blog reader survey! I have many exciting and useful articles and resources planned for The Leadership Lamplight Blog, but before I do, I wanted to check that I am serving the needs of those who read my blog posts.

I’ve been writing this blog in something of a vacuum for quite a while. I enjoy writing it and reading comments and seeing likes. I know many have found the articles helpful and interesting.

I want to take this to another level, however, and use the blog to continue to better serve those who come to me for help, encouragement and inspiration and to develop greater responsiveness, engagement and a sense of online community for my readers.

So, please take my 2014 Reader Survey here at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1610266/2014-Reader-Survey

The survey will only stay up for a week. I’ll be posting a summary of the results next month for your interest.

I appreciate your help!

Peter J. McLean

An incredible moment in my daughter’s life

The most amazing thing happened!

I haven’t written a lot in this blog about my kids – because that’s not the purpose of the blog and I don’t want to use their personal lives as fodder for business or for others. My wife also has concerns about creepy people out there. But I can’t hold this back.

Those of you who know me, family, friends, colleagues and clients, those with whom I have worked, who have heard me speak, or have read my newsletters and blog over the years, know about my daughter Alyssa, who has cerebral palsy. I wrote last year about how she had started to walk in a walking frame, while rigged up with her orthotics.

Alyssa turned 8 years old mid-May. A couple of weeks later, she actually took two quick, surprising steps by herself – kind of falling towards a spot. And then two weeks later again, on June 10 last week, this happened at her school:

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This is the first time she has walked by herself!

It is a miracle in progress that she is able to do this. You probably have to know her in full to deeply appreciate why and how much. Her excited helpers, and my eldest daughter who was at school (daughter #2 was home sick), were able to show me after school that day, when she walked again in the school office in front of me – all by herself!

In the video, her aides are giving her the plastic piping and baton to help her get a sense of balance and to help her feel like she has a hold of something. It’s like a tightrope walker holding a long beam for balance. And you can see how Alyssa is not exactly thrilled to be doing it, but she keeps going.

So many people – literally hundreds – have been directly involved in her care to get her to this point. And this is a day that we have never assumed was coming. We have been hoping and working, but have slowly moved from despairing that she would ever be able to even move around independently, to acceptance, to seeing slow changes, but not taking it for granted that she would ever be able to walk.

You can take your Gold Medal Olympians and your Mt. Everest climbers. That’s a piece of cake compared to the fundamental neurological change occurring in Alyssa, and the challenge, the bravery, the effort and the love required of her and all those around her every day (including the world’s greatest sisters who are there caring for, helping and, if necessary, carrying her every step of the way) for the last 8 years that made this momentous achievement possible.

There’s still a long way to go – she has to do this more than once and learn to walk consistently and confidently all by herself, she has to learn how to navigate and cope with bumps and uneven ground. She also is still trying to develop the very basics of speech and communication. She does not have the ability to care for any of her basic physical needs.

But what she has done even to this point to overcome is more than most of us ever have to face in a lifetime – and she has done that through the collective efforts of so many wonderful people. Mary and I thank you all from the depths of our hearts.

Alyssa, you are awesome!

[My thanks to Alyssa’s aides and Beechboro Christian School for allowing me to make this video public.]

Peter J. McLean

Riding for the Disabled Swan Valley Arena Launch

This past Saturday, amidst the torrential rains and floods in the Swan Valley, the Pavlinoviches launched the new equestrian arena purpose-built for Swan Valley Riding for the Disabled Association (WA). My daughter Alyssa is one of those who benefits from the generosity of the many volunteers and the grants from Movies by Burswood, LotteriesWest and other very generous individual contributions from builders and tradies, not to mention, once again, the generosity of the Pavlinoviches who have hosted RDAWA Swan Valley on their property for years.

Here’s a 90-second statement from the Federal Member for our area of Pearce, Christian Porter, regarding the day. Thanks to Mr. Porter for his sponsorship and assistance as vice patron of RDAWA Swan.

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The arena (or ‘Shed’ as it’s being called), will allow RDA riding sessions to always be held as scheduled – rain or shine – which makes a great difference to the people and families involved. Thank you all.

Peter J. McLean