About John Hale

John Hale speaks at conferences, advises on strategy and runs development programs for leaders. He is the founder of Hale Consulting Group, co-founder of Leadership Intelligence Academy and a Visiting EMBA Professor. He has taught at Singapore Management University, Melbourne Business School and Bond University. He has spoken at the Global Speakers Forum, as a representative of the Professional Speakers Association. His leadership and director roles within multi-national technology companies and elite sporting programs allow him to shed new light on strategic conversations around digital transformation and human performance. From this space, he inspires people to think differently and share ideas. His keynote messages include potent models and metaphors along with narratives woven together from a diverse range of sources. Many say his presentations are uplifting, memorable and often redefine the future agenda for an industry or business culture. Most importantly, John is a devoted parent. He has four children, which he moved from inner-city Melbourne as toddlers and infants to enjoy a happy and healthy childhood on the sun-kissed North Coast of NSW. More recently he has moved with them to Brisbane for secondary and university education.
14 04, 2019

Speaking of Global Speakers

2019-04-14T00:04:40+10:00By |Events|

I loved catching up with fellow Global Speaker, Herve Franceschi in a left bank café in Paris recently. Herve and his team are busy at the moment preparing for the Convention of French and European Conference Professionals coming up in Paris on 24 and 25 May. It’s going to be a great event. So if you are going to be near Paris in May, check it out www.association-conferenciers.com

26 03, 2019

Doing Leadership Differently

2019-03-26T00:40:02+10:00By |Leadership, Strategy|

To continue growing successfully and sustainably, every accounting practice and indeed every business needs to do leadership differently. I have been enjoying speaking to lawyers, CEOs and accountants in multiple venues, around the country recently on the topics of strategy, leadership and technology. Audiences are revealing that in terms of future planning, CEOs are often better strategic leaders than accountants, who are sometimes more forward-thinking than lawyers. I am seeing that each professional group does leadership differently and yet there are lessons to be learnt from one another.    

18 03, 2019

Fishing and Strategy

2019-03-18T11:34:12+10:00By |Strategy|

On Saturdays, when not travelling, I head for the farmers’ market for a weekly haul of organic food. Last weekend, I stopped by a new stall selling a variety of fresh seafood. The tiny Chinese woman who weighed my choices and tallied them up asked me, “you a fisherman?” I was about to answer “no” when I connected with her question metaphorically. I answered, “one day per week”. She replied, “very good.” As my limited Chinese is ok, I thanked her and said bye in Mandarin.  As I thanked her, I reflected that fishing is often more than dropping a line with bait and waiting. My regular ‘fishing’ happens each Wednesday. In fact, my week is quite structured. On Mondays, I practice my speeches and write ( I wrote this article on a Monday). On Tuesdays, I coach leaders. On Thursdays and Fridays, I am either speaking at conferences or facilitating strategy. On Wednesdays, I go fishing. Wednesday is my lead generation day - all day long. It’s the day that I work my pipeline (I use a cool app called Pipedrive). In my business, Wednesday is the most strategic day of the week: I identify my target fish; I [...]