The 8 Dimensions of Leadership


The 8 Dimensions Development Process

We hope that you’re excited about the opportunity before you—the chance to expand your leadership framework. We’ll help you do this by walking you through a four-step process:

  1. Discover your primary leadership dimension
  2. Learn about the psychological drivers, motivations, and “blind spots” typical of leaders with your style
  3. Reflect on what really matters most in your leadership development right now
  4. Once you identify the dimension(s) in which you’d like to grow, learn leadership lessons to help you get there


To be an effective leader you need to know your strengths—but that’s only part of the story. You also need a broad perspective on all the behaviors needed to be an effective leader. This book provides both.

Using the third-generation DiSC® online personality assessment—one of the most scientifically validated tools available—The 8 Dimensions of Leadership helps you identify your primary leadership dimension. Whether you are a Pioneering, Energizing, Affirming, Inclusive, Humble, Deliberate, Resolute, or Commanding leader, the authors help you understand the psychological drivers, motivations, and “blind spots” characteristic of your style.

But no single style will take you all the way. A Humble leader may have a hard time making tough decisions. A Commanding leader may run roughshod over potential allies. The authors detail the lessons all leaders can learn from each style, enabling you to craft a multidimensional approach to becoming the leader you aspire to be.