The Leadership Mastery Suite

The Leadership Mastery Suite will interest senior managers of bigger organisations wanting to develop large numbers of leaders and teams using my ideas and tools.

Why The Leadership Mastery Suite®?

After my first book, The Three Levels of Leadership, came out, I started getting calls from big companies wanting to bake my ideas into their leader development programs (LDPs). Why? Because they were struggling to engage their people. And most felt their LDPs weren’t adding enough value. Too many of their leaders, they felt, were “stuck” on what I call the “leaders growth curve”. They wanted fresh ideas in their efforts to grow leaders, change the atmosphere and boost results… and that’s what attracted them to my models and tools.

However, back then I was still focusing on one-to-one and team coaching and wouldn’t work with more than 8-9 clients at a time. Meaning I was the bottleneck. 

But later, around 2017, I began thinking about a scaled-up response to their needs. That’s when the Leadership Mastery Suite (LMS) idea emerged.

It had two aims. First, to roll all my ideas, tools and methods into one unified master model, so everyone could see how the learning blocks came together in one big “jigsaw”. The second was to offer both personal and enterprise-level growth paths. Coaching addressed the first need, but I needed to offer other ways of learning to meet the second. As I saw it, the enterprise solutions would take four forms:

  • Organisational diagnostics.
  • Online video learning platform.
  • Experiential group learning.
  • Certification in my ideas, tools and methods for in-house coaches.

There was one big problem: the LMS was missing content on group psychology and team building as I hadn’t included that in The Three Levels of Leadership. So the Leadership Mastery Suite had to wait for my trilogy, How To Build Winning Teams Again And Again to arrive. Its release in January 2024 means 100% of the LMS’s learning content is now in place. 

What about the four enterprise solutions? I’d already created and was using an organisational diagnostic – and other tools – and was thinking about videos, but another problem loomed. I’d tested my ideas, tools and methods in the workspace, but always in coaching assignments. The question was: how to apply them in group-based learning contexts? The answer was obvious: partner with companies who loved my ideas and offered deep knowhow in experiential training. The first partnership is in place. I expect more to follow. 

Do you want your company to become great at growing large numbers of leaders and teams? Interested in learning more about The Leadership Mastery Suite?

Overview of The Leadership Mastery Suite®

Inspired by the idea of a musical composition with one underlying theme, The Leadership Mastery Suite® is a set of three distinct pieces that combine to form one integrated learning framework. The three pieces are Mental Model Mastery, Self-Mastery and Knowhow Mastery.

You can compare The Leadership Mastery Suite® to a Swiss Army knife. It gives you all the key ideas and tools you need to (1) grow leaders and teams and (2) achieve organisation-wide change in one handy, compact, simple, unified master model. It draws on the ideas and tools in my first book The Three Levels of Leadership, and the three books in my How To Build Winning Teams trilogy.

The Leadership Mastery Suite® is delivered through

executive coaching

achieve measurable shifts in presence, flexibility, resilience and behavioural skill even under pressure


progressing from task or performance groups to real teams and high performance teams


organisational diagnostics, intensive group coaching workshops, video learning and in-house coach certification

The Leadership Mastery Suite® pieces

Mental Model Mastery helps your leaders unlearn their previously unnoticed unhelpful assumptions around “leadership” and what it means to be a leader. I’ve found, repeatedly, that this is where all leaders’ problems start. So Mental Model Mastery reveals what they’ve believed about leadership and the purpose of a leader until now and the problems those beliefs cause. Then it helps them replace those beliefs with a practical four-dimensional model, allowing them to pay more skilful attention to what matters most. This means they can create a practical action agenda with their colleagues based on their real-life context, that is, what’s really happening among employees, customers and competitors, not what they assume is happening.

Self-Mastery tackles the problems created by your leaders’ limiting beliefs. Above all, their limiting beliefs about other people and themselves. Both put brakes on their ability to grow themselves as leaders. They reduce their behavioural flexibility and skill. They lower their resilience, hacking away at their energy and enthusiasm. And they damp down their unique leadership presence, sometimes hiding it altogether, making it harder to inspire others, notably in times of change. Self-mastery isn’t easy, but its benefits are transformational and long-lasting. Not only will it enable your leaders to choose their reactions under pressure (rather than be caught by old habits), they’ll be able to express the genuine “them” under pressure. The result? They’ll connect with and influence people with greater power, skill and authenticity than ever before. Especially when they have to lead wide-scale change.

Knowhow Mastery is about gaining the key technical knowledge and skill most leaders lack as they address what I call the four dimensions of leadership: Motivating Purpose, Task Progress & Results, Group Unity and Individual Attention. In my experience only four areas really matter. One, motivation: how to mobilise your colleagues’ inner drive to achieve outstanding results. Two, time management: goal-setting and using your time well under pressure. Three, group psychology and team-building: understanding why groups and teams fail and using three new models to create and maintain teams, especially leadership teams. Four, leading change: knowing how to craft and put across a vision while using my research-based Spiral Waves model to create contagious change in your organisation.

Video Resources

The Leadership Mastery Suite® currently features:

The Four Dimensions
of Leadership


The Four Dimensions of Leadership series offers a powerful new model plus two simple tools for rapidly improving your ability to lead people.

Episode 1: Are You Stuck on the Leaders Growth Curve?




What is Leadership Presence, how it’s different to charisma, its seven qualities and what you can do, practically, to let your unique presence unfold.

What Is Presence?


The Three Levels
of Leadership

A short video introducing my book, The Three Levels of Leadership where I explain who and what it’s for and why it’s different.

About My Book:
The Three Levels of Leadership