The Uncovering of Leadership Part 1 – What is 5 Dimensional Leadership?

Written By: Lance Piatt

Excepts from our course 5 Dimensional Leadership and will be a multi-part series-

I have had a fair bit of conversations with folks about leadership – ranging from fire service, search and rescue, public business working with the government and government working with the private sector and to say the atmosphere of what is and isn’t leadership is less than ambiguous.  The interesting aspect is that most people can’t really even explain what leadership is.  So in large part, observation and deliverables dictate the understanding of leaderships involvement.

Lets first get the obvious dissonance (lack of harmony) out of the way…  Anything “5 dimensional” is theoretical at best. The interesting aspect about anything theoretical is that it is a “safe zone” for theorist to play without have any sort of accountability to their “theories”.   Personally, I don’t deal with theories as much as I deal with latitudes of reality and that means in short order, there needs to be traction with whatever it is I am doing.  I can go down a few rabbit-holes on this, but suffice it to say, we live on a much more simplistic platform that what we are “lead to believe” and because of this, life and leadership too is much more simplistic… not easy! – Just much more simple.

Another term I want to clarify the term “co-active or coactive” – it simply means “in action together”, or said another way “collaboration, synergy, teamwork, cooperating, joint action, and joint effort”. 

What is “5 Dimensional” leadership?

5 Dimensional leadership is a style of management that focuses on collaboration between leaders and their team members. It’s based on the idea of mutual respect, trust, and communication—all essential components to effective decision-making. Co-active leaders understand that their role is not just to give orders but also to listen and learn from their team. This type of leadership encourages creativity and innovation, allowing teams to come up with new solutions to problems. Co-active leaders also provide support for their team members, helping them develop their skills and grow professionally. Ultimately, co-active leadership is about creating an environment of trust, mutual respect, and collaboration that will help your team succeed.

Leadership is complex and involves more than just a select few people. It’s about building relationships, motivating others, and creating an environment where everyone can be productive. Leaders should also be able to communicate effectively with their team members in order to ensure everyone understands the goals and objectives of the organization. Additionally, leaders need to have good problem-solving skills and be able to think strategically in order to make decisions that will benefit the organization as a whole. Good leadership can also help an organization stay organized, focused, and productive while keeping morale high. Ultimately, good leaders are essential for any successful business or organization.  They provide direction, guidance, and a vision for the future. By working together, leaders can build strong teams and create a positive working environment that helps everyone reach their maximum potential.

5 Dimensional Leadership dimensions are a 360° effort:

  • Strengthening
  • Direction
  • Awakening
  • Synergy
  • Support

Leadership isn’t about titles or giving orders – it’s about being able to inspire, motivate and empower others. It is also about recognizing your own strengths and weaknesses so that you can develop strategies for improving yourself as an individual and as a leader. By understanding how best to lead in different situations, you will be better equipped to bring out the best in those around you and create a more productive team. Good leadership is about learning to understand the perspectives of others, listening to their ideas and opinions, and creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued.

Leadership is the key to uniting the world and providing solutions for our most pressing challenges. It requires courage, honesty, and empathy in order to be successful. Leaders must have a clear vision of what they want to achieve but also inspire others with their passion and determination. They need to be able to make difficult decisions and communicate effectively with those around them. Good leaders have the power to bring people together and create something greater than any one individual can do on their own. True leadership is about inspiring others and creating an environment of collaboration, growth, and success.

See you in Part 2

Peace on your Days



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