04 May 2021

Great leaders know the importance of providing feedback, yet many leaders and managers deliver it poorly, if at all. Feedback is far more effective when it follows the same SMART principles as goal setting. 'Nice job', 'Good work', 'Well done' sound great on the surface, but the sentiment is short lived because of delivery shortfalls. Equally, 'That wasn't good enough', 'you could do bet...

03 May 2021

Be The Leader You Wish You Had When You Started
What did you want /wish you had from your leader / Manager when you started?Did you want:🔹 A clear purpose / vision that you could easily understand and feel part of?🔹 To be provided clear feedback to your team on what they are doing well with and what they can improve on?🔹 Someone who would have the difficult conversations (rather than avoid them) to keep you on track?🔹 To work for some...

09 Apr 2021

5 Leadership Lessons Learnt From The Australian Military
The military has understood for centuries the need for leadership development early in a career. Basic military training is far more than the movie stereotype of push-ups, yelling and polishing shoes. (Although, when I joined the Air Force in 1992, my first 6 weeks felt just like that!). Basic training is the opportunity to introduce and develop values, traits, behaviours and skills tha...

06 Apr 2021

Great Leaders Are Humble Learners
What will you do to be a better leader in Quarter 2 than you were in Quarter 1? Will you be a humble learner? Did the end of March catch you by surprise? How did we get here so fast? It was very easy to get caught in the whirlwind of 'busy' and 'getting things done' without taking pause to consider of they were 'the RIGHT things to get done'. I will be the first to admit - I didn't...

26 Mar 2021

How Scott Morrison is failing the personal leadership test
In short, Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, is failing the personal leadership test. This not only impacts his personal standing as a leader, but has profound impacts on all of his constituents. ‘A leader should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong’Simon Sinek My last Air Force post had the motto ‘Acce...

25 Mar 2021

A leaders should not take credit
'A leader should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong' Simon Sinek. This struck such a cord with me this morning. My last post when I was in the Air Force (many moons ago) was at Officers Training School, which holds the motto 'Accept Responsibility'. It meant a lot to me then and framed how I tried to behave as an ...

18 Mar 2021

The 5 Leadership Behaviours That Drive Great Business Cultures
Setting, maintaining and changing a corporate culture can be a particularly challenging task for CEO’s and leaders. Compared to hitting sales targets and ensuring key metrics are met, measuring and checking culture can seem like an incredibly nebulous activity. Yet the importance of having a strong and vibrant culture has never been more important. With social media increasing the spe...

17 Mar 2021

Velocity Leadership CheckPoint Testimonial - Bethany Whitters - Strategic Surveys
Thank you Bethany Whitters of Strategic Surveys, for taking the time to write a lovely Google review following her Velocity Leadership CheckPoint and debrief with Michael Peiniger. Wednesday is all about gratitude at the Institute of Management & Leadership Development - we wanted to take a moment to say thank you. 'The Checkpoint is a fantastic tool, even just going through the ...

16 Mar 2021

Toxic environments equate to poor leadership. Toxic environments, toxic cultures - they flourish when leadership chooses to ignore a problem person or issue, and hopes that it will go away or 'sort itself out'. Toxic cultures and workplaces start with 'drift' - the difference between what is expected in behaviour and performance, and what is delivered. We expect our leaders to hav...

15 Mar 2021

Great Leaders Are Humble Learners
A reminder today - great leaders are humble learners. Today women around the country march in protest - march for justice - march for equality. Their voice will be loud. Men - take a moment to listen today with your ears, not with your mouths.Our national leaders should be listening, learning and taking action. Today is not a day for bluster, for hiding in offices, for asking to be met o...