24 Feb 2020

Leadership is a blend of both art and science - but it isn't a mystical set of skills available to the few. Leadership behaviours are identifiable, can be measured and most importantly they can be developed. Supervisors and managers seeking to be great leaders could do a lot worse than seeking out a credible leadership measurement tool to assess their skills, and then implementing a dev...

17 Feb 2020

Creating Clarity and Trust
If you want your team to deliver what you want, provide them with the guideposts. Too many teams, and too many team members, are flying blind to their leaders expectations, likes and preferences. Tell your team what you want - they just might defy expectations and deliver it. #leadership #developingleaders #leadershipdevelopment #expectations...

12 Feb 2020

What is the Biggest Problem with Leadership Training and the leadership industry? Lack of Measurement. When it comes to leadership training, there is one glaringly obvious flaw that every other avenue of business is accountable for that leadership training is most often missing - measurement. https://vimeo.com/390335673 There are hundreds of ways that leadership can be defined, ...

29 Jan 2020

'One size fits all' leadership training does not work - and wastes significant time and money as leaders are forced into models and theories that don't suit their strengths. https://vimeo.com/393377642 The Velocity Leadership CheckPoint guides us in knowing where individuals are getting stuck in their leadership and difficult conversations pathways, as well as develop training/c...

22 Jan 2020

When team rules are ignored - behaviour is accepted. When leaders ignore accepted team behaviours, that break is endorsed. They say that 'ignorance is bliss' - but you don't get that luxury as a leader of a business, team or organisation. As a leader you state the example, explain the example and are supposed to live the example. #leader #businesscoach #leadbyexample #developingleaders...

13 Jan 2020

Rules create trust and harmony
Too many Managers and Leaders set rules of behaviour for their teams without consideration of the other teams / leaders in their business. A rule / behaviour set for one team that is not enforced or implemented in another team in the business creates resentment, confusion and mistrust. To impact business behaviours and cultures positively, time needs to be taken for all Leaders and Mana...

09 Jan 2020

'To-Do' Lists - most of us have them - either written own, on our phones or in software. While priorities and tasks are good, they often miss one crucial piece of information for a busy Manager or leader - 'How long will this task take?'. Rather than starting a large tasks again and again between meetings (and often repeating the same part of the task as you reacquaint yourself with what...

20 Dec 2019

Working with a large variety of teams under development has reminded me of one small but crucial detail when working with teams – all teams all different. Different people, different standards, different behaviour, different cultural norms.This was highlighted with Jake on the weekend at the beach. While we were happy to let Jake frolic on the dog beach, other dog owners were not. While ...

06 Dec 2019

Learning On The Lead - Lesson 7
There are many disadvantages to running your own business, but one advantage is being able to work the way you want; particularly when the subject of this blog is asleep at my feet. Lesson 7 follows on from Lessons 1, 5 and 6, and relates to behaviour that is not accepted by the team. As Jake has developed from a puppy in our house, we have had to teach him what is accepted and not accep...