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Organisations increasingly recognise that leaders and managers hold the key to organisational survival in our competitive and turbulent age. While leadership and management are often considered as overlapping concepts, there are critical differences between these two constructs. Management skills are used to plan, build and direct organisational systems to attain goals; while leadership skills are used to clarify vision, establishing direction, aligning efforts, and motivate or inspire people. Whereas managers plan and coordinate a smooth running workplace, leaders are purpose driven to create a better world for all. In today’s complex and constantly changing workplaces, organisations need both effective management, and generative leadership to attain optimal success.

TDCI's  Management Development Programmes entail blended learning designed to equip junior, middle and senior managers with core competencies and skills to manage themselves and others more effectively - both remotely and in traditional face-to-face settings. Our  programmes are designed to build capacity in understanding and managing the complexity of today's work environment. It will challenge your views about management, expand your horizons, and enhance your understanding of the relevance and role of managers in today’s organisations. Our management programmes explore the latest thinking about management best practice, and provide you with personal and professional tools to strengthen your effectiveness as a manager and leader.

Our programmes enable leaders to develop their own leadership philosophy

  • A leadership philosophy contains value-based ideas of how a leader should be and act and the sources of their power. Any leadership philosophy is a way of thinking and behaving. It is a set of values and beliefs - a series of reference points or foundation upon which processes, decisions, actions, plans, etc. can be built, developed and applied. Ultimately, a leadership philosophy connects leadership with humanity, morality and ethics. 

  • Leadership philosophies help us to understand how a leader emerges, engages and utilises power. They are not 'designed' to be applied like a model or a style, but they do enable much greater insight into the wider causes of, and effects upon, leadership from the widest possible human viewpoint. A wide range of leadership philosophies have been adopted - from behavioural to situational leadership - from transactional to transformational - from Servant to Authentic, Ethical and Values-Based Leadership.


Here are some questions to help leaders reflect about their leadership philosophy:

  • What significant events have shaped your perception of leadership?

  • What are your beliefs about people and outlook on life?

  • What core values describe and guide who you are as a leader?

  • What traits, characteristics, skills, styles, motivation, goals, etc. do you bring to leadership that makes you effective?

  • What is important for your team to be effective?

  • What is your preferred communication style?

  • How do like to receive information?

  • What are your expectations for yourself and others?

  • What is your role in developing others?

  • How do you want to be remembered?


Contact us to custom design a management and leadership programme for your organisation

  • High functioning Boards

  • Executive Leadership Teams

  • CEO Development Programme

  • Customised in-house management programmes

  • emerging leader programmes

  • Supervisory / first line management programmes

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