Four Quadrant Leadership

Leadership Academy

NZIM Group discussion with four participants and a facilitator

Four Quadrant Leadership remains as powerful today it as did twenty years ago. Its fundamental purpose is to increase the understanding of human behaviour and provide managers and leaders with the skills to become more successful.

Why does Four Quadrant Leadership remain so relevant?

Four Quadrant Leadership is still one of our most established workshops and many individuals and organisations have made this course the cornerstone of their leadership practices. New and experienced leaders find value learning a process to observe the skills and productive energy of individuals in their team and delegate in ways to ensure a positive and productive workplace culture.

In this workshop participants benefit from a thorough understanding of:

  • Foundations of leadership
  • Core themes that all leaders should think about and practice daily.
  • Energies and relationships
  • Exploring how contagious our own energy, mood and approach can be to others and learn how to ensure that we set the right tone to positively influence those we lead.

The Four Quadrant Model

Applying the steps and stages needed to understand individuals in our team, their strengths and how to delegate at the right level for challenge, success, and growth.

Four Quadrant Leadership is built on the principles of human nature. To understand 'leadership' we must first understand ourselves and those with whom we work and live.

The great debate is whether your uniqueness is environmental or genetic.

Through the Four Quadrant Leadership course you are provided with the opportunity to reflect on what makes you the unique person you are, your attitudes, interpretations, understandings, abilities and personality.

Four Quadrant Leadership is as powerful today as it was twenty years ago because the difference between the impossible and the possible lies solely in a person's determination to excel and when you understand yourself, your ability to 'achieve' is that much greater.

What to expect during the course

This course focuses on the personality and practices of the leader, provides tools to seek constructive and positive results, values empathic relationships, clear communication and determination to make better choices. Four Quadrant Leadership provides participants with the skills to implement a framework which can be made explicit and shared with the team to increase understanding and capability.


Appreciate the values of people in your team and how to draw out the best in others

Identify levels and steps for delegation and responsibility in the workplace

Share decision-making wisely, learn to act with empathy and understand the views of others

Confidently delegate and communicate appropriate expectations and requirements with confidence

Diagnose poor performance in the workplace and provide an appropriate remedy that produces a positive result for all parties

Develop a level of self-awareness and understanding of human behaviour based on science

Discovering if the course is right for you

This course will benefit all leaders and managers who would like to be more effective in the way they interpret and respond in a number of leadership situations.

Return for your investment

Engage in interactive learning and discover how to apply four different leadership strategies that will increase the sense of ownership enjoyed by members of your team and create the power and determination to make better choices every day.


Four Quadrant Leadership is presented by accredited facilitators. Wilf Jarvis, world renowned behavioural scientist and originator of the Four Quadrant Leadership course has mentored and personally accredited all facilitators.


Good to come away from a training with a new perspective on leadership
— November 2021
I found Robin a fantastic facilitator. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course to anyone. Very beneficial.
— February 2020
This course was amazing! What an engaging facilitator. I loved how he brought everything back to real stories and also how he showed the comparisons between leadership and parenting. Was a thoroughly enjoyable 2 days with a lot of key takeaways that I can't wait to put into practice and share with the team. Yet another amazing course I have attended at NZIML, thanks team.
— November 2020

This programme is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund. Find out more by visiting

Course Details

9:00am - 4:00pm
Price (inc GST)

Non-Subscriber $2,940

Subscriber $1,830

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