The Velocity
Leadership Checkpoint

The Velocity Leadership Checkpoint (VLC) is Developing Leaders’ leadership assessment and leadership profiling tool. It provides a snapshot of your current leadership behaviours, measuring your current strengths and development areas across 25 behaviour areas to provide clear guidance for you and your leadership coach / facilitator.

All of our leadership coaching, leadership programs and selected workshops start with it – providing clear direction and analysis for leadership training initiatives – a clear difference from other leadership providers using ‘off the shelf’ personality tests and profiles.

The Velocity Leadership Checkpoint considers 25 behavioural leadership traits, focussed in 5 distinct leadership capabilities: Achievement, Alignment, Awareness, Altitude, and Adaptability. This allows you to gain a clear understanding of your current performance and provides a platform for growth and development. 

We understand that many businesses make expensive training decisions without fully understanding the behaviours they are seeking to change. The Velocity Leadership Checkpoint allows you or your business to measure skills and behaviours before a training event takes place, as well as measure the effectiveness of development initiatives once they are completed. 

The results from the Velocity Leadership Checkpoint provide you with clear guidance regarding current leadership performance and helps make informed decisions regarding coaching and training initiatives. 

The tailored debrief following checklist completion helps discuss actionable items that will have an impact on your ability to align your team, raise the altitude, achieve more, have greater awareness of your and your team’s abilities and adapt to external environments. 

What it’s not

  • It’s not a personality test, nor is it indicative of how your leadership skills and behaviours have been in the past, or how they will be in the future.
  • It’s not a reflection on your character or ability as a leader.
  • It’s not a validated or ’normed’ profile. Your scores are not adjusted to fit a bell curve or adjusted for a mean score.

Become the Leader that others choose to follow

The easiest way to get started or to advance on your leadership journey is to book a FREE 15 Minute Introductory Session for Individuals or a 30 Minute Introductory Session for Team Leaders, using our simple online calendar.

In your session we’ll discuss your aspirations and show you how Developing Leaders can help.

Become the Leader that Others choose to follow today.

Alternatively make an enquiry with Developing Leaders to find out more about Executive Leadership Coaching and we’ll be in touch.

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Velocity Leadership Checkpoint

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What's Assessed in the CheckPoint?







Your purpose and values provide you with grit, determination and focus to attain results. Like the engine in a car or the powerplant of an aircraft, it provides the drive and resilience to reach your destination.


Purpose is having both a vision of your future state as well as the desire and drive to get there


Committed leaders willingly give their time and energy to the business, team, cause or activity they are involved with.


A resilient leader has the capacity to quickly recover from difficulties and persevere when others might falter.


Truly transparent leaders cannot, and do not conceal anything – be it facts, emotions, details or body language.


A goal oriented leader not only sets clear and easily understood goals for themselves and their team, they are driven to achieve them.


‘Before you can lead others, you must lead yourself’. No team can fly high without all individuals in the team being engaged, aware of their own behaviours, assertive in their interactions and happy in what they are doing. These factors, along with a firm self belief and clarity in your surroundings provide each member of the team the support they need.

Clarity / Reflection

Reflective leaders have the ability to think back, observe themselves in action, and to learn from it, making self-reflection a powerful leadership tool.


Self-aware leaders have a conscious knowledge of their own character and feelings, have a greater ability to maintain calm and control.


A confident leader displays self-assurance of their own abilities or qualities and doesn’t undersells or overstate them.


Assertive leaders have the ability to stand up for their own or other people’s rights in a calm and positive way, without being aggressive, ‘pushy’ or ‘bossy’.

Personal Fulfilment

Leaders that have a focus on personal fulfilment have a satisfaction or happiness as a result of fully developing their potential.


How well do you get things done and manage the task at hand? Your organisation, focus on task and level of responsibility determine your ability to get where you want to go, in the time you want to get there. Your ability to think creatively and solve problems at hand ensure you maintain your set path.


Responsibility is a cornerstone of good leaders. A responsible leader accepts and owns the fact that they have a duty to deal team issues, including holding themselves to account.


Good leaders follow the mantra of ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’. Good leaders plan ahead, set milestones and adjust the plan as needed to ensure achievement.


Problem Solving

Problem solving is the process of finding solutions to difficult or complex issues, which is often the expectation of good leaders.


Good leaders understand that time is a valuable and finite resource and seek to maximise the use of their (and their teams) time on worthwhile activities.

Attention to Detail

A leader who is focussed on attention to detail has the ability to be thorough and accurate when accomplishing a task, and when checking the tasks of others.


An effective team can provide you and your business with the lift you need to fly higher and achieve more. Conversely, an ineffective team can drag your personal, team and business performance and be highly inefficient. Your ability to understand, communicate and listen to your team, hold them to account and provide constructive feedback all have an impact on how high your team and business will fly.


Leaders that demonstrate accountability are willing and able to hold someone to task for their behaviours and their actions.

Active Listening

‘Active listening’ means to fully concentrate on what is being said rather than just passively ‘hearing’ the message of the speaker.


Verbal Communication

Leaders that speak well with their team articulate their message more clearly, have their instructing more readily understood and have less re-work presented to them.


Empathetic leaders are in tune with their team members lets them adjust workflow and expectations across the team, anticipate personnel issues and solve people problems often before they arise.

Constructive Feedback

Leaders that can praise and criticise performance constructively and rationally through feedback have the ability to improve morale, address problems and limit performance ‘drifting’ off track.


Leaders are required to adapt to internal and external environments; for themselves, their teams and their business.Your ability to adapt determines your velocity (the speed and direction in which you and your team travel) and your reliability (how often you meet your objectives on time).


High interaction leaders are enthusiastic with others, embrace new situations and are curious to make new contacts and connections.


Empowered leaders give over power and authority to allow their team to take initiative, make decisions and improve service and performance.



An adaptable leader is someone who is able or willing to change in order to suit new or variable conditions. Adaptable leaders can see changes in work environment, culture and mood and adjust accordingly.


Leaders with high influence behaviours have the ability to have an effect on the character, beliefs, opinions, development and behaviour of their team.


Highly dependable leaders elicit confidence and trust from their team, peers and clients. They to do what they say they would do, to the standard expected, at the time they said it would be done.

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