04 May 2021

Great leaders know the importance of providing feedback, yet many leaders and managers deliver it poorly, if at all. Feedback is far more effective when it follows the same SMART principles as goal setting. 'Nice job', 'Good work', 'Well done' sound great on the surface, but the sentiment is short lived because of delivery shortfalls. Equally, 'That wasn't good enough', 'you could do bet...

26 Mar 2021

How Scott Morrison is failing the personal leadership test
In short, Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia, is failing the personal leadership test. This not only impacts his personal standing as a leader, but has profound impacts on all of his constituents. ‘A leader should not take credit when things go right if they are not willing to accept responsibility when things go wrong’Simon Sinek My last Air Force post had the motto ‘Acce...

16 Mar 2021

Toxic environments equate to poor leadership. Toxic environments, toxic cultures - they flourish when leadership chooses to ignore a problem person or issue, and hopes that it will go away or 'sort itself out'. Toxic cultures and workplaces start with 'drift' - the difference between what is expected in behaviour and performance, and what is delivered. We expect our leaders to hav...

10 Mar 2021

Successful leaders don't avoid difficult conversations
(and Yes, they are still uncomfortable) How to have a difficult conversation at work Difficult conversations — whether you are telling an underperforming an team member that they need to do to improve on something, or advising your boss of a missed deadline — are part and parcel of being a leader, manager or supervisor. What is the best way to prepare for this type of conversation?...

08 Feb 2021

Michael Peiniger - Leaders Push Through The Discomfort Of Difficult Conversations
Do you shy away from having difficult conversations? What is the impact (on you and on the person you are avoiding? No one likes difficult conversations. Good leaders understand the importance of them and the need to keep themselves, their team and their business on track - which sometimes involves a difficult conversation. Every person can 'drift' away from what is needed, and an ...

03 Nov 2020

Personal Leadership - The AIR/BLEEDS Model
Is your personal leadership as efficent and effective as it could be? Are Blame, Excuses or Shame part of your personal leadership behaviour pattern? 🤷‍♂️ When you are under stress, pressure, tiredness - what is your 'default' inefficient behaviour? Not knowing has not only an impact on you, but on your team members and peers as well. 🙋🏻‍♂️ Are you a Blamer? Pointing the finger at...

30 Jun 2020

Difficult Conversations - Michael Peiniger
Does anyone actually like having difficult conversations? We surveyed over a hundred of our Performance Management Essentials workshop participants, and here are the areas they struggled with in regards to having difficult / crucial conversations: 1️⃣ Not having confidence in being able to do it ‘right’ within HR limitations,2️⃣ Not knowing the ‘right’ words, and not wanting to cause ...

27 Mar 2020

https://vimeo.com/393376940 Don't less physical isolation be the excuse for putting off a conversation - they will be much harder down the road and take a much greater toll - on you and the person that is 'drifting'. No one likes big, difficult conversations with team members or family. To avoid them, focus on the little conversations - the ones where you know behaviour has move...

05 Nov 2019

Jenn Donovan Podcast - How to Hire Right with Michael Peiniger
I had the chance last week to sit down with Jenn Donovan from Social Media and Marketing Australia to discuss 'How to Hire Right' as we approach this holiday season. If you are a small business owner and you haven't heard Jenn's podcast before - do your self a favour and take a listen as some of her previous podcast episodes. there is some absolute gold there for small business owners...

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...