John Kolm worked in the Intelligence Community from 1983 till 1993, running missions in the field and specializing in liaison with U.S. Agencies. He left Federal Public Service at SES level in 1995 as Operations Director of Australia’s FDA. In 1996 he founded Team Results with ex-fighter pilot Peter Ring, originally so that they could both learn more about what worked and what did not work with people and teams. Team Results grew rapidly, and now runs team and leadership development and organizational planning programs on four continents. In 2004 he wrote a best-seller on success and leadership at work, Crocodile Charlie and the Holy Grail, which is published in seven languages and fourteen countries including the U.S. A graduate of the University of Melbourne and the U.S. National Cryptologic School, John was born in Melbourne and lives in Potomac MD with his wife and son. He remains passionate about the role of strong government in a sometimes threatening world, and has committed the resources of Team Results to doing everything possible to assist the Government of his adopted country.
Crocodile Charlie & The Holy Grail: How to find your own answers at work & in life
After the shock of hearing what other people truly think of him, 'Crocodile' Charlie Kingmore embarks on a Quest. He has an urgent need to find the Secret of unified teams, productive people, and human happiness at work. It's that, or give up on his dreams for his own success.
What to do?
If you work for a living, work with other people, or ever need to inspire and lead those around you, then Charlie's journey for the Answer can be your journey too. Join authors John Kolm and Peter Ring, two of Australia's leading practitioners in this area, on Crocodile Charlie's six-month Quest around Australia to find some real results. Share in the expertise of industry leaders like Toyota, Alcoa, BHP, Cisco, Michelin, Rydges, Tattersalls and Westpac—all clients of Team Results, John and Peter's company—which form the basis of Charlie's adventures. If you have tried all the mundane approaches and are still looking for something more, maybe it's time you discovered... The Holy Grail.
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