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.
11 03, 2019

Keynote to Southside at Barcella

2019-03-11T20:31:29+10:00By |Events|

I am looking forward to delivering my popular Keynote "Creating a Strategic Mindset' next Wednesday at the Barcella Restaurant and Function Centre for Brisbane's Southside Business Chamber. The food and service look excellent, with lots of good omega 3 oils for supporting a healthy brain and mindset. Venue - Barcella Restaurant, Shop 1202, Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre, 1151 Creek Road, Carindale Date & Time - Wednesday, 20th March 2019, 6.45am to 8:30am Price - $30 for Members, $40 for Non-Members. Email Enquiries - admin@southsidechamber.org.au Phone Enquiries - 0414 342 087

11 03, 2019

Dedication and Royalties

2019-03-11T13:11:49+10:00By |Strategy|

I am midway through writing my second book. The book is about how to create a strategic mindset.  I paused today to give thanks to life and consider how I will better support life once the book is published. Here is the first draft... DEDICATION This book is dedicated to every person I have ever met and perhaps, just as importantly, our descendants. At some point, I realised, that everyone and I mean everyone we meet has a gift for us. Another’s gift comes when we offer our presence, loosen our mind and ask the right questions. Gifts can come from the most unexpected people and from the simplest of conversations.   A few years back, my conversation with Harvard Strategy Professor Michael Porter revealed to me as much about why strategy works and why it doesn’t. Edwin, a homeless man on the streets of San Diego taught me more about compassion as a strategy than anything I had ever read in a book. Fred, a first nation elder who I offered a ride, north of Sydney one afternoon, taught me more about human survival than any Man vs Wild TV series. To quote Chuck Palahniuk, “On a long enough timeline, [...]

4 03, 2019

Three ways of seeing

2019-03-03T09:54:56+10:00By |Strategy|

Consider these three ways of seeing. The first way is Value Building. Value Building for our business means seeing ways to scale it in some way, whether by growing our existing market or finding new markets so that we maximise our ROI (return on investment).  However, to stay successful, we need to see further. Before our business models reach their use by dates, we need creative ideas and to see clearly what our business will become. A second way of seeing is via Value Migration. Value Migration is a process of accelerating qualified, value-driven future ideas towards the present. Our next business iteration might be new products, new markets or migration along the value chain. For example, we might migrate backwards into manufacturing or migrate forward into retail stores. Deciding between various logical choices or next steps requires an NPV (net present value) calculation, using the expected future cash flows and required rates of return for each choice. Beyond Value Building and Value Migration is a vast unknown horizon that we should also be looking at. This is a world of unfettered Value Exploration, beyond the confines and conditioned mindsets of a regular business. Value Exploration is the world of future [...]