29 Sep 2020

Speaking and listening are basic human skills, but in a leadership sense, we expect so much more from our leaders than the basics. In our recent review of Velocity Leadership CheckPoint results, Active Listening rated the lowest of the 25 rated leadership skills. I believe that active listening scored so low amongst leaders for several reason, but most often, because leaders listen t...

28 Sep 2020

What is one thing that CEOs, leaders, managers, supervisors and small business owners have in common? When they are trying to work out why their team is not performing at the level it could (and should), they go looking in the wrong place. They know the signs and the symptoms - tasks not being completed on time, a culture that doesn't feel 'quite right', large turnovers of staff and ...

25 Sep 2020

When it comes to the leadership skills and behaviours of Australian leaders, those related to communicating and understanding team members, as well as the ability to say no rated as the poorest, in a recent review of our Velocity Leadership CheckPoint results. The CheckPoint is our leadership profile tool used to rate leaders current behaviours against 25 different behaviours. In our rev...

24 Sep 2020

In your opinion, what leadership skill / behaviour needs the MOST improvement from Australian leaders in 2020? Responsibility? Accountability? Empathy? Time Management? Using results from our CheckPoint profiling tool over the 2 years, we have been able to rate the best and worst leadership skills of Australian leaders. Tomorrow, we will share the bottom 5.🤔What do you think th...

22 Sep 2020

We have all worked for a leader or manager that made us want to leave, but have you worked for a leader or manager that made you want to stay? 🙋🏻‍♂️As a leader and manager, are you displaying the types of behaviours that want your team to stay and work with you? Do you know what they are? It is worth asking your team what they value from your (a leaders) behaviour - they may have expe...

16 Sep 2020

What is the Biggest Problem with leadership training 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,...

14 Sep 2020

What are your leadership strengths? What are your weaknesses? Being able to utilise your leadership strengths can have a significant impact on your leadership and how you lead your team. There are 1000's of leadership traits and behaviours - but we have focussed on this list of 25 based on our experience coaching and facilitating with thousands of supervisors, managers and leaders, both...

07 Sep 2020

From my experience, both in the RAAF and in the corporate world, trust is at the core of a team's ability to work together efficiently and effectively. Simon Sinekand Patrick Lencioni are both clear about the importance of trust for building a team, and the absence of trust being the first obstacle of a group to overcome.Trust can be built quickly, and eroded just as fast. Some important...

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...