5DL is:-

  • A state of mind
  • A way of being
  • A way of living
  • Intensely practical
  • A practice, and discipline which needs practice


If a leader has developed all 5DLs and has good organisational knowledge and management skills they will consistently:-

  • Build organisations that are sustainable, responsible, honest and transparent
  • Deliver organisational strategy and goals
  • Build confidence and wake up tired organisations, aligning the hearts and minds in individuals, teams and divisions
  • Develop talent and build new leaders at all levels quickly and consistently
  • Deliver change appropriately


5 Dimensions:-

  • 1DL Ability to Self Reflect - Self awareness
  • 2DL - Awareness of ones impact on others, understanding their difference and their group dynamics
  • 3DL - The ability to consistently see the whole picture and the dynamics between the part and the whole. The art of thinking systemically and understanding system forces
  • 4DL Individual freedom (free will) to both make clear decisions and then to drive delivery in the face of resistance to be blown in the wind, to bend but to stand firm
  • 5DL - The ability to ask for appropriate help and support internally and externally to the organisation

5DL The Book

5DL The Book Rev1

Arriving summer 2017

The Creative Manager

CM Reduced

An exploration for the potential for change in all individuals and the reasons why so many fail to achieve that potential in the environment of an organisation.