Understand the 12 leadership derailers to take the guesswork out of developing others

Developing star performers is easy – get out of their way and let them shine. Developing leaders to move past leadership derailers can be much more challenging.

Human behaviour is complex. Working with other people is tricky. Connecting people with their potential requires more than excellent technical skills. It requires a leader with strong people skills. But how do you become one of these leaders?

Struggling with a micromanager? Not sure how to help a leader become more strategic? Have a leader on your team who is a people burner? Another who is conflict averse? Help is at hand!

The focus of this Masterclass (1/2 or 1 day options available) is on recognising and responding to the 12 leadership derailers in other people, whilst of course learning about yourself! This Masterclass can be delivered stand alone, or as a companion Masterclass to the keynote ‘The 12 Leadership Derailers’.

Through this Masterclass your people will:

  • Recognise the 12 common leadership derailers
  • Respond to derailers in others
  • Learn the distinction between intention and behavior, and why it matters in developing leadership
  • Adopt the ‘Discover – Decode – Develop’ approach to lead stronger performance
  • Empower others to fulfill their leadership potential


Are you ready to take the guess work out of growing leaders?


This program is based on the book ‘Developing Direct Reports: Taking the guesswork out of leading leaders’ by Corrinne Armour, Anneli Blundell and Belinda Cohen.

Corrinne spoke to our retail operations conference attended by 90 leaders from across the David Jones business. Her level of connection with the audience was instantaneous. She was able to hit the right chord very quickly, Everyone was engaged in understanding their own ‘leadership derailers’ and took away strategies to improve their own leadership and leadership within direct reports. Corrinne’s book ‘Developing Direct Reports’ also was a very insightful read which has supported the team’s development post conference.

Aaron Faraguna

Group General Manager, Retail Operations, David Jones

Great thought provoking content, and presented in a fun and relatable way.

Participant, EducatePlus New Zealand