Suzi McAlpine

Leading by example

Hey bosses, it’s not just you who did some ‘reflection’ over the holiday period. Thinking about last year and considering some potential ‘work ons’, Suzi McAlpine has crafted a list of ‘personal development’ goals for team leaders of all kinds.


After nearly 20 years of working with CEOs and executives in New Zealand and around the globe, I’ve noticed some interesting attributes which make Kiwi leaders stand out from their international counterparts.

As an executive coach I spend a lot of time talking, thinking and hearing about leadership. But time and time again in my coaching sessions and workshops I find myself coming back to three basic principles. I like to think of them as the fundamental pillars of leadership.