Leadership Development


  • Understand the role of a leader, their traits, how are they different to a manager
  • Take on 5 techniques to engage people
  • Look beyond the common leadership stereotypes
  • Learn how your personality traits interact with your leadership styles
  • Understand what Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EI) is and choosing the best approach
  • Understand and apply Situational Leadership
  • Building Trust
  • Increase the performance of your team through developing team spirit
  • Leading with passion and empower others to act by using rapport building techniques
  • Use creative problem-solving & decision-making methods
  • Improve your coaching and mentoring skills
  • Give feedback to inspire greater performance with engagement and buy-in
  • Identify and apply strategies to manage underperforming members of the team

You’ll see a variety of learning strategies: cooperative / collaborative, constructive, experiential, Socratic, accelerated learning. Participants will experience rotation of paired / small group work, the creation or completion of partial existing content to adapt it to their own situations, the tactical use of purposeful questions to guide people to self-discovery rather than just telling, intermittent problem-solving team-based challenges, a welcoming learning environment that gets the learners and their brains ready to learn.

As part of addressing ever-diverse groups, as well as being generally wise principles of learning, I also draw on principles from the field of Maori education:

  • Ako (Learners also learn when they teach others)
  • Poutama (Like a ladder, learning needs to climb on previous learning)
  • Te Whare Tapa Wha (The learner’s needs need to be met across multiple dimensions: physical, mental, emotional, social)
  • Tuakana Teina (‘buddy system’)

People are different and some topics lend themselves to being best delivered by particular styles. Therefore, what you get is variety, and a professional, experienced facilitator able to take examples and scenarios from the real-world of the participants and workshop them together in real-time, as opposed to didactic linear delivery of generic content. These methods ensure a productive, effective, and efficient balance between the delivery of academic content, and a practical and relevant session that is engaging, memorable, and interactive.

"Terry is an engaging speaker who is able to deliver impactful sessions on people leadership. He focuses on the practical approaches people can take to grow as professionals. I highly recommend Terry for anyone looking to elevate the scope and capability of their leadership team." - Ria Blint, Senior Manager Projects & Change, Crombie Lockwood

I had the pleasure of attending a training session facilitated by Terry this week, and I have nothing but great things to say about it. Overall the session was really engaging, resulting in development and techniques that I can apply both in a work context and in everyday life. There was an excellent ratio of presentation by Terry and application of the content via tasks, resulting in open and thorough team discussions, and far greater understanding of the principles compared to if we were just talked at or given readings. Terry's openness and attitude made for a really positive and productive training session, and I am excited to participate in more of his presentations in the future. Highly recommend! - Emma Dymond, Chief Accountant, Red Bull

“I recently attended Terry’s training on ‘Managing difficult conversations'. It was fun , interactive and very well executed. I really liked the mini workshops he orchestrated in the session which were simple and highly effective. I am looking forward to do more of these sessions in the future”.  – Shyam Suresh, Industrial Automation, SMC Corp

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