31 May 2022

Leading others is more than empowerment or wielding authority
Leadership is more than just empowerment. A recent post on LinkedIn from Leadership First posted this image about leadership, empowering people and wielding authority - and I had to disagree. The line between 'wielding authority' to 'empowering people' isn't a binary choice - it is a continuum, and all points on that continuum are useful to a leader. You Need Skills and Experience to ...

27 May 2022

Experiential Leadership Workshop - Summer Foundation - 25 May 2022
Experiential Leadership Training makes all the difference for emerging leaders. It is so exciting to work with teams in person again! Thank you to Alecia Rathbone, Joanne E Mear and Melody Carbarns for the opportunity to work with your amazing team from Summer Foundation Ltd Housing Hub, taking part in the Experiential Leadership Workshop last week! Knowing Leadership Makes No Differe...

20 Apr 2022

When A Leadership Strength Can Become A Weakness
Has your leadership strength become a weakness? Do you know that phrase ‘you can have too much of a good thing’? It doesn’t only apply to food (although I can attest to that as well after Easter in relation to chocolate eggs) - it can also apply to leadership strengths and traits as well. A leadership strength can easily become a weakness when it is overused. I was reminded of this fa...

10 Mar 2022

Testimonials - Leadership Training - Rebecca Evans - Emerging Leaders Program
Thank you Rebecca Evans for sharing your Emerging Leaders Program experience with Michael Peiniger and the impact that it has had on your leadership, goals and direction as a Team Leader at Summer Foundation. 'Going through Michael's Emerging Leaders program has been fantastic. I came out of the program with a new sense of what leadership meant and a new repertoire of tools and techni...

07 Mar 2022

IMLD Emerging Leaders Program - Workshop 12
The IMLD Emerging Leaders Program - Workshop 12 is being completed this afternoon with the amazing team from Summer Foundation Ltd. It is with a tinge of sadness that I prepare for the final workshop developing the leadership skills and management behaviours of this amazing group of people. This leadership program includes 12 Workshops over 6 months developing leadership skills, ...

28 Feb 2022

True Leadership - Be Somebody Who Makes Everybody Feel Like a Somebody
True leadership makes everybody feel like a somebody. Leaders play such an important role in business and society - not only in the financial wellbeing of their business, but in the social and psychological well being of their team / people. I get to see both sides of this coin as an Executive Coach and CEO at Institute of Management & Leadership Development. On the one hand, I ge...

22 Feb 2022

Why Do Leaders Work With An Executive Leadership Coach?
Why do leaders, managers and business owners - many of whom lead strong successful businesses already - choose to work with an Executive Coach or Executive Leadership Coach? We asked several of our current and former Melbourne executive coaching clients what they wanted to work on and develop through the executive coaching process. Their responses were wide ranging - with 11 key reasons ...

22 Oct 2021

Diploma of Leadership and Management - Lead & Manage Team Effectiveness
Well we timed that badly, didn't we? 😂 First day of 'freedom' in Melbourne and we planned day 1 of our new Diploma of Leadership and Management cohort! Despite the desire (and request) for margaritas before lunch (which I might add seems like a great way to facilitate a Diploma program 😀 ) we kicked off the new program with a bang, starting with the workshop 'Lead and Manage Team Effe...

21 May 2021

Leadership Program Testimonial - Alex Reynolds NCV
Thank you Alex Reynolds for sharing your IMLD Leadership Program experience with Michael Peiniger and the impact that it has had on your leadership and your team. I have participated in a few of Michael's programs and will keep returning.. Michael's natural enthusiasm, and willingness to always step out of his own comfort zone, made it easier for everyone in the courses to follow his ...

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. In my time in the RAAF, I learnt 5 key leadership development lessons that are beneficial for any business. 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 t...