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The Focused Executive

We pride ourselves on being a thought-leader in the field of coaching and leadership development.

Our Executive Director, Virginia Mansell, has authored a critically-acclaimed book on coaching and leadership "The Focused Executive" (2014) and is a sought-after speaker at leadership symposia and forums across the globe.

In addition, SMG was invited to provide practitioner input for the Coaching Masters Degree programme at the University of Sydney at its 10 year review.

Our international affiliations mean SMG can offer clients state-of-the art programs and business interventions to meet specific leadership and organisational development needs.

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"A lot has been written about organisational transformation and leadership skills. Douglas McEncroe has had a long and successful career consulting on both. He has now delivered his ideas in a very useful book, using the interesting and clever analogy of slow cooking.

In my career in stockbroking and as a company director I have seen successful-sounding strategies fail to be implemented, usually due to the lack of depth in leadership.

I commend this book as I think it makes a very worthwhile contribution to help improve leadership in organisations."

Peter Burrows, AO, Senior Adviser,
Bell Potter Securities

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