The 10 Dimensions of Effective Leadership

The 10 Dimensions of Effective Leadership

The 10 Dimensions of Effective Leadership is a Leadership Course designed for seasoned leaders to increase their effectiveness in guiding their people through the accelerating pace of change and disruption.

The course focusses on developing a deep understanding of yourself, your strengths and opportunities to positively impact your team performance and culture.  With a strong focus on leadership agility and positive impact on your followers, you learn how to enhance the 10 most impactful dimensions of your leadership.

The learning experience is built around the leadership style of each individual attendee, so participating leaders will learn how to make the most of their own levels of Intensity, Assertiveness, Risk Tolerance, Adaptability, Decision Making style, Collaboration, Social Awareness and Empathy, Openness to build Authenticity and their own intrinsic motivators as well as developing awareness around motivation and engagement of the team.

This is most suited for experienced leaders looking ahead to lead their teams through the VUCA environment, and is a natural next step from our existing Leadership Development course.  However, this course will accelerate the development of emerging leaders and the completion of the Leadership Development course is not a prerequisite.

This dynamic training course is available now throughout New Zealand, including Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington.

Please click on the Public Class tab below to view our Leadership Training course schedule by city or click the In-House Training tab to receive a free quote for courses delivered at your preferred location.

Your Learning Outcomes

Leadership Training - Day 1

  • Understand the Role of a Leader, Their Traits, How are They Different to a Manager
  • Understand How Your REACH Affects Your Leadership Style
  • Understand and Set SMART Goals
  • Understand and Apply Self-Confidence and Assertiveness
  • Understand How to Balance Risk and Failure
  • Understand What the VUCA World is and How to Lead with Agility


Leadership Training - Day 2

  • How to Identify, Analyse and Solve Problems
  • How to Build Collaborative Teams
  • Understand Social Awareness, Empathy and Influencing Others
  • Understand the Johari Window and the Self-Awareness Process
  • How to Use Recognition and Engagement to Improve Staff Motivation
  • How to Implement Trust and Critical Thinking in Your Leadership Style


Duration: 2.0 day course Live Online Experts


The 10 Dimensions of Effective Leadership Reviews:

"I found it very refreshing not to do another personality type course on leadership, but more about applying the leadership style to the staff member's developmental stage. Great delivery, lots of hands on and lots of involving staff. I got my staff to do stuff they don't like doing which was really good!"

Public Course Participant


"I have truly enjoyed the training. Terry was amazing I love every minute of it. I don't mine having to do it all over again. Thank you so much Terry."



"I took a lot out the course and found Ian (the trainer) really engaging and the content he taught valuable for our organisation."



"Fun , friendly course with valuable information for those who want to review and change a multitude of possible current behaviours in all kinds of situations, delivery was helped by open minded individuals providing real life examples of personal people interactions, as did the presenter."

 "Terry was great. Very engaging and open and helpful."

Dynex Extrusions


"Enjoyed the day. The trainer was great and adapted the session and material quite well to our needs."

Weta Digital


"Great course. I liked having feedback on my ad-hoc presentations. Open and honest."

Foster Moore International Ltd


"Ian was a great trainer and would highly recommend him to others. I would like to do another course with him in the future. he had great rapport with us and the training material was great. thank you."

Rohlig Logistics(NZ)


"Great Trainer with a wealth of knowledge on the topic. Very easy to listen to and make the experience worth while."

Individual Course Participant


"Great Trainer with a wealth of knowledge on the topic. very easy to listen to and make the experience worth while."

Individual Course Participant


"I enjoyed all of the interactive activities. I don't usually like these as much, but because of the group of people I was with, they were more enjoyable."

First Advantage


"I found the course empowering , targeting key areas with Lynne delivering content in an easy to understand format."

R. Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust


"This was by far the best training course I have ever had the pleasure of being on, I look forward to attending similar training in the future"

"Tutor was a well mannered person, who sought to understand the participants and tailor the teaching to meet requirements. From the beginning I felt engaged and Tutor made thoughtful comments and encouraged interaction. He happily allowed us to ask questions through the lessons and elaborated very well on points of interest."

ECL Group Technology


"I very much enjoyed the 2 days and found Terry credible and knowledgeable. His humour and real life experiences made the content relevant, relatable and very enjoyable. I can see why this topic can be stretched out over a year, there is so much to learn and I feel like we only touched on a very small part of it. Hoping I can apply some the basics of what I learnt to everyday life. Thank you."



"Thoroughly enjoyed the approach of how this course was provided by our Trainer Dharan. He was opened and encouraging that allowed us to share our experiences and move out of comfort zones. It was an added bonus that we had a great & exciting group. I will recommend this course to others. Thanks Dharan!"

Qual IT


"This was one of the best courses I have been on and I learnt so much from Ian about being an effective team leader. I will definitely be recommending this course to people."

TBI Health


"Absolutely loved the course. I took so much away from it and I would happily do other courses with Terry."



"The training was good to learn a different approach to deal with same things. Discussions helped in getting the views from the other attendees in the room. It was a nice refresher training."

QualIT Solutions


"Trainer was great, no issues at all."

Invert Robotics


"Great choice of trainer for this course."

CodeBlue Ltd


"Great course!"

Simply Energy


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It was a small group which meant that there was the opportunity for more input from all participants and it also meant the we formed a good rapport with each other. I would strongly recommend this course to others.
Christadelphian Homes Ltd
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The trainer is very knowledgeable and experienced. She always make suggestion or refer to possible scenario and real life example to better understand the theories that had been presented. She encourage and help students to develop confidence and reinforce the skill set that just learned with activities. It was a excellent environment with the group participating and sharing their experience. Student manual content is simple and easy to understand. Some colour content and graphical presentation may improve reading interest. Great job and keep up the work.

Download Course Outline (PDF)

The 10 Dimensions of Effective Leadership

The 10-dimensions of effective leadership takes experienced leaders on an impactful leadership development journey that helps them understand their leadership style and strengths with more clarity. As leaders work through the 10-dimensions of leadership, they begin to understand the impacts their leadership style has on individuals, organisational culture and decision making. They then begin the journey of developing strategies for increased adaptability and collaboration to make the most of diverse teams.

This course is intended to help leaders guide their organisations through our modern VUCA world and to engage the diverse audiences in different often challenging situations.

This is an impactful experience for experienced managers and leaders.

Course Outline for The 10 Dimensions of Effective Leadership

Topic 1
Your turn to lead
  • Welcome
  • What Shapes Leadership?
  • Your Right to Lead
  • What I Bring (REACH)
  • Reflection
Topic 2
  • Intensity and Passion
  • Intensity and Consistency
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Reflection
Topic 3
  • Self Confidence, Self Esteem and Assertiveness
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Projecting Self Confidence
  • Reflection
Topic 4
Risk Tolerance
  • Risk and Failure
  • Courage as a skill
  • Reflection
Topic 5
  • The VUCA World
  • Learning Agility
  • Leading Change
  • Reflection
Topic 6
Decision making
  • A Problem Solving Model
  • Problem Perception
  • Problem Definition
  • Problem Analysis
  • Generating Solutions
  • Making a Decision
  • Reflection
Topic 7
  • Building Collaborative Teams
  • Influencing Others
  • Reflection
Topic 8
  • Social Awareness and Empathy
  • Empathy – an Invitation to Walk in Another’s Shoes
  • Influencing Others
  • Handling Emotions during Difficult Conversations
  • Reflection
Topic 9
  • Johari Window
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Reflection
Topic 10
Status Motivation
  • Motivation and Engagement
  • Recognition
  • Demotivation
  • Reflection
Topic 11
Self Protection
  • Trust
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reflection

In-House Training - We’ll focus on what matters most to you and tailor to your context

Face-to-Face, Live Online, or Hybrid Class Tailored to Your Needs

When you want a tailored learning experience targeting exactly what you want without bringing everyone physically together, the best choice is a Live Online Class run by PDT.

We tailor the content and activities to be specific to your current needs and the needs of the people and run the course in our usual activity-based workshop style training, however, the participants can all be offsite, or some can be in the room with others offsite.

Unless you have a preferred tools we use 'Zoom for Education' that includes enhanced collaboration features such as One-click content sharing, real-time co-annotation (people can work together in activity files), and digital whiteboarding, we also include things like live polls and group chats so you virtually have the same collaborative learning experience of attending a course in a room with other people.

live online & hybrid

We have delivered these 100's (if not 1000's) of times, and get great outcomes. We achieve great outcomes because we keep our learner centric approach - just because it’s delivered through a screen to some or all participants doesn’t mean it needs to be less tailored or less personalised.

You still have an expert trainer who talks to you prior to the session and tailors the delivery to use your terminology, ensure activities are relevant and directly applicable and ensures an engaging learning experience that provide people with skills and techniques they can apply the very next day.

A hybrid class is with some people connecting online, and some people physically together in the same room.

Live Online Participant Feedback:

90% Overall Trainer Rating

88% Delivery was Adapted to me Personally

75% I Would Recommend this Course to Someone Else

Face to Face Options With Everyone in the same room

1-hour Motivator
one hour motivator
3-hour Power Sessions
3 hour power session
Full-day training
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At your workplace At your workplace
In our Training Rooms In our Training Rooms
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We’ll make things easier so you can focus on adding more value

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We provide the Training Management Centre which is an information hub before, during and after training.
(Let us know if there’s parts you don’t want to use)

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Generates Sign in Sheet

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Generates Branded Flyer

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Completion Certificate Included

Collects and Reports feedback

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Complete Results Dashboard

(including trainer insights)

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What are people going to do differently?

At the completion of training participants are encouraged to create an action plan, and invite an accountability buddy via their Orgmenta App.

In your Training Management Centre you have transparency to the action plans so you can see what people are going to do differently.

My Action Plan
Participants encouraged to create

Want to get clear on impacts and measure success? Our system and expert consultants support you.

Our systems and people make it easy to identify how you’ll be able to measure impacts,
and then report on the success in the weeks or months after training.

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It’s surprisingly easy to make it so that your system can automatically be up to date with all the training record details you need.

More than just a training provider - we are your Learning and Development Partner, we look forward to working with you, talk to one of our friendly expert consultants today.

Public Class Dates for The 10 Dimensions of Effective Leadership


  • Time: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Small classes, average 5 people, max 16
  • Prices excl. GST
  • Lunch and refreshments included
  • Certificate of Completion (always available in the App)
  • Comprehensive courseware as books (& available in the App)
  • Pay on Invoice or by Credit Card


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When you book a Public Class with PD Training you can expect:

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Real world trainer

An outstanding trainer

On average PDT trainers have 15 years industry experience and 7 years training experience.

Tailored training

Focussed on you

We always tailor activities and scenarios to be relevant to you.

Transfer policy

100% Transfer Policy

If an unforseen event prevents public class attendance, no problem. Transfer to new person, course, date or city.

Refresher course

Refresher Course $0

In-House and Public Class participants are welcome to join a public class in the same topic for 12 months.

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Acclaimed Provider

The confidence of booking with an acclaimed multi national training company.

eLearning and video

Multi-modal Reinforcement

Support, reinforcement & extension eLearning and videos in the App.

Outstanding learning that people can do in the flow of work

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  • Rigourous review process
  • Only $11.00 per course per person per year.
  • Or get the $110.00 bundle and save.
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This course covers key principals of effective leadership and provides you with tools to drive successful sustained change, learn about yourself and your team members so you can work to your strengths and optimise your team.

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