03 Sep 2020

We recently conducted a LinkedIn poll looking at the greatest training needs for business at present. Of the 4 options provided, 56% of those surveyed said that ‘building effective teams’ was most required right now. This finding has been reinforced as we spoke to leaders in workshops and one-on-one coaching in recent weeks. Quite simply, the changing circumstances that we face...

02 Sep 2020

Wednesday is all about gratitude at Kameleons - Developing Leaders. Thank you for your lovely recommendation working with Michael Peiniger - it is a pleasure to work with leaders and managers of the calibre of James Mc Waters working in the humanitarian and public health sectors, particularly when you are doing what you love.#leadership #leaders #developingleaders #coaching #gratitude...

01 Sep 2020

Why have a leadership coach? Can you name a high performing sports star, athlete, singer, dancer or artist that doesn't have a coach? Coaches can provide a leaders and managers with a myriad of assistance in developing their leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Here are 7 ways an executive leadership coach can help your leaders improve their ‘thinking, feeling an...

28 Aug 2020

The training and coaching needs of leaders and managers have changed significantly in the last 6 months, with businesses pandemic response driving two very different training needs. On the one hand, businesses that are growing in the pandemic are needing short timeframe, fast-spaced skills training that can be utilised quickly and adapt to changing people and operational requirements. On...

26 Aug 2020

LinkedIn is the platform for business. Wonderful to work with some amazing coaches, leaders and professionals from Australia, New Zealand and further afield last night as we discussed how to optimise your LinkedIn profile, discuss new features (including the difference between computer and mobile interface) and how it can benefit your business growth. Not my speciality, but like so many ...

20 Aug 2020

Well done Melbourne and Victoria! I know lockdown is hard - both emotionally, physically and financially, but the work is paying off (from 700 cases a day to less than 200). Still some more work to be done. Thank you to the front line workers, nurses and doctors.Thank you also to the supervisors, team leaders, managers, small business owners and senior leaders in business as you navigate...

19 Aug 2020

Wednesday is hump day! It is also the day we take a moment at Kameleons - Developing Leaders to express the gratitude we have for working with some amazing clients and sharing in their leadership, high performance team and coaching journeys. A big thank thank you Alecia Rathbone for the lovely recommendation of your recent High Performing Team workshop - your words put a little spring in...

12 Aug 2020

Your team does not expect you to be perfect. You do not need to be perfect. To be a true leader, you need to take responsibility for your actions and be just as open with your failures and mistakes as your successes. Acknowledging your mistakes, owning them and learning from them is far more important to your team that being perfect. When you behave this way as a leader, your team and yo...

07 Aug 2020

A big shout out to all of my fellow Victorians this morning as we wake to Day 1 of a Stage 4 lockdown for 6 weeks. Many are doing it tough emotionally and financially and the thought of a new lockdown and curfew feels like one more dip on the rollercoaster that is 2020.My thoughts are ones of resilience (for family and friends), then resignation (6 weeks!), then frustration (this isn't w...

07 Jul 2020

When a Leadership Group Becomes a Team
Are you part of a group or are you part of a team? Many people at work often state that they are part of a team, but does the behaviour of the people you work with match the requirements of being a team?I love this quote from Norman Hidle (with pronouns adjusted for 2020) that focusses on how sure / safe / secure each member is in their place in the team - so much so that they are able (...