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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

06 Dec 2019

Learning On The Lead - Lesson 7
Lesson 7: Learn the things you shouldn't do in the team. There are many disadvantages to running your own business, but one advantage is being able to work the way you want; particularly when the subject of this blog is asleep at my feet. Lesson 7 follows on from Lessons 1, 5 and 6, and relates to behaviour that is not accepted by the team. As Jake has developed from a puppy in our house...

25 Nov 2019

Great leaders are great simplifiers. What can you take control of this morning to make life simpler for the people around? Mondays can be a mad rush - planning and tasks to complete, meeting to attend and people to see. What can you do this morning (what can you add, take away, explain without jargon) that will make life for your team easier this week? That one thing can make the world o...

22 Nov 2019

Learning On The Lead - Lesson 6
Leadership Lesson 6 - Trust is built over months, not seconds It took me quite a while to realise this, but the relationship between a dog and its owner is all about trust. There are certain things that I expect Jake to do, and there are certain things that he expects of me. When those expectations are met and not broken, we have started to build trust. For me, trust is a fairly simple t...

14 Nov 2019

Lesson 5 - Consistency is crucial to trust and understanding. As you may have gathered with previous posts, having Jake in our house has been a learning experience. One of the greatest areas of learning has been in the art of consistency across all members of the family. Like most dog owners, we wanted Jake to be able to sit on command; when he is on the lead and at the side of the road...

31 Oct 2019

Learning On the Lead: Listen and Be Present for Your Team. Cute Dog Picture
Lesson 3 - Listening and being present are important to your team Having a team leader that is motivated, passionate, driven and excited by making change are all wonderful things to have when you are in a team. Equally, it is very comforting to know that your Team Leader is there to listen and provide advice when you need it - it provides the 'steady hand' that is required to guide a te...

25 Oct 2019

Learning On The Lead - Lesson 2. Protect Your Team
Lesson 2 - You need to protect your team from outside forces With Jake in our family, it has reminded me of the requirement to look and act like the leader at all times. A simple example of behaving like a leader involves playing with Jake. Pulling on a rope, throwing a ball and chasing a Frisbee are all great games to play with Jake (with varying success), but getting down to his level...