02 Dec 2019

Leadership is not a birthright and it is not something passed from one family or generation to the other. Leadership is both a responsibility and a reward - most importantly it is a choice. Importantly, leadership can be learned, improved and worked upon like any other business skill or behaviour. One key to improvement is knowing where you skills - your strengths and your developm...

25 Nov 2019

Great leaders are great simplifiers. What can you take control of this morning to make life simpler for the people around? Mondays can be a mad rush - planning and tasks to complete, meeting to attend and people to see. What can you do this morning (what can you add, take away, explain without jargon) that will make life for your team easier this week? That one thing can make the world o...

27 Oct 2019

How to Build High Performing Teams
On Monday 28th October at 11am, Michael will be going live on Youtube with Mat Bankes of the The Daily Bee, discussing all things related to building high-performing teams. It takes a little bit more than motivation to develop a team from average, to good, to high performing. In this Youtube discussion, Michael will cover off the 5 areas of focus that can help develop your team to high-p...

22 Oct 2019

Integrity is not Everything
Integrity is not everything, and certainly not for developing leaders and leadership. Integrity is one of the most overused and misunderstood words in the English language. While it is often conferred on great male and female leaders ('Y is a person of character and integrity') it is often used as a battering ram of judgement when someone has made a mistake (' X has no integrity'). In t...

28 Aug 2019

6 Reasons for cultural silos and how to avoid them
When it comes to managing the dynamics of the people in your team, near enough is not good enough. When people talk about a business being ‘siloed’ - what they are actually referring to is a business that has created so many people ‘work arounds’ or people ‘avoidances’, that entire business units no longer function effectively. This can stem from something as simple as two Department Hea...

27 Aug 2019

Velocity Leadership CheckPoint - Leadership Profile
The Velocity Leadership Checkpoint is just that - it is an opportunity to see how your leadership performing at a moment in time - a leadership checkpoint. The Velocity Leadership Checkpoint is unique because: It is used at the start of Kameleons leadership programs, workshops and executive coaching programs to assess current levels of leadership behaviour. It is used at the end of...

20 Aug 2019

Our focus is on leadership behaviours that can both be taught and developed, rather than qualities that are innate or are a result of other behaviours. For example, values such as Honesty and integrity are all or nothing - you either have them or you don’t (you can’t be a little bit honest - you are honest or you aren’t). We have also sought to avoid ‘result’ traits such as Trust - which...

06 Sep 2015

Culture - How Does Your Business rate?
Measuring a culture’s success is a balance of both art and science. Going purely on ‘gut feel’ can ignore some important data that can impact culture; conversely, focussing only on statistics and engagement surveys can mask what is truly going on at the coalface. Rate your culture by assessing against the 5 areas of alignment, awareness, achievement, altitude and adaptability. Look at t...