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. 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 that!). Basic training is the opportunity to introduce and develop values, traits, behaviours and skills tha...

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 ...

01 Feb 2021

Great Leaders Are Humble Learners
Great leaders are humble (and curious) learners. In our experience, the best leaders recognise there is always more to learn - they aren't afraid to put their hand up to ask, to question, to listen and to adapt their behaviour. Whether it be through reading, listening, private reflection, executive coaching, group workshops, psychometric tools, talking with peers, mentoring with your ...

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...

02 Jul 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...

25 May 2020

👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👦‍👦 Your team will have changed dramatically in the last 8 weeks - beyond schooling arrangements and the comfort / discomfort of working from home or the hours worked. Don't assume that the team you had going into isolation will behave the same as the team coming out of isolation. Your team members may have a very different relationship with: 🔹You - as both leader, mentor, pe...

20 May 2020

Wednesday is all about gratitude at Kameleons - Developing Leaders - it is a pleasure to work with dedicated leaders that want to extend knowledge and skills for themselves as well as their teams! To be able to have open, honest and constructive conversations in the workplace is crucial at all times, but especially now with circumstances that can change rapidly. Thank you #leadership ...

12 May 2020

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...

07 May 2020

Leadership Development: 10 Things to Give Up
This fantastic graphic was recently posted on Zig Ziglar's Facebook page (credit to the author). The list reminded me of many of the Coaching Outcomes that my Executive Coaching clients are seeking to impact in the leadership, with their team and in their lives. While each of the '10 Things to Give Up' could fall into the realm of personal development, the impact of these behaviours o...

23 Apr 2020

Despite the difficulties that COVID19 has brought to countries and economies and families, there is still a lot to be grateful for. Health and emergency services workers, Defence personnel and businesses staying open above and beyond normal hours to provide essential services for those in need. In our world, we are also grateful for those business owners, CEOs and Managers that we are wo...