You'd expect an international best-selling author, accomplished management strategist, and keenly sought-after keynote, conference and motivational speaker to list among his interests the 3R's, wouldn't you? But when you learn that those R's stand for Reading, Rugby, and Red wine, you might think Neil Flanagan a little out of the ordinary - even extra-ordinary. And you'd be right!
All of his books - Management in a Minute, Creative Debt Collecting, Double Your Profits in Half the Time, and Just About Everything a Manager Needs to Know - have achieved best-seller status. Just About Everything a Manager Needs to Know ('an all-time best seller' according to the Institute's bookshop manager in Queensland) has won The Australian Institute of Management's Book of the Year award. Just about Everything a Manager Needs to Know in South Africa is published in that country; and other versions, tailored to meet the specific needs of individual countries, are currently in process. The book forms part of a unique corporate product, The Online Manager (TOM), available via Internet or an organisations Intranet.
Neil is has experience with TMP worldwide (the owner of Monster.com) to develop 'Transition to Management' (T2M) - an online resource that meets the diverse training and development needs of middle managers. T2M is linked to the governments' Frontline Management Initiative. Another key resource associated with T2M is snapshots - 20, two-hour management training modules - which Neil is also producing.
Neil is also a recognised management strategist helping some of Australia's leading organisations to maximise profits by developing and implementing clear, concise strategies. The Boards of groups as diverse as Australia Post, the Mackay Port Authority, the Leukaemia Foundation, the Australian Telecommunication Users' Group, and Mackay Sugar, are just some of the highly successful companies to benefit from Neil's expertise.
As a speaker, Neil also excels. His unique, informative, and entertaining presentations have made him a 'must have' on the programs at increasing numbers of conferences throughout Australia and overseas.
General Motors Holden, for example, is a frequent user of Neil's services. Rod Alford - Manager, Dealer Training and Standards, Holden Ltd - has this to say. "I cannot recommend Neil highly enough. We have been fortunate enough to secure Neil as a keynote presenter at recent national conferences, and the responses have been fantastic."
Neil holds graduate degrees in Arts and Education and high research degrees in Management and Sociology.