People Development Cracking Great Leaders Program (In-house)

4 months learning in just 5 days


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The major features of this program are:

  1. Our leadership development program is tailor-made to meet your specific needs after careful diagnostics of your issues.

  2. Modular design with over 23 modules to choose from.

  3. Team coaching, not individual coaching

  4. Peer-to-peer development.

  5. The focus is on the organisation and getting people out of silos.

  6. Appreciative Inquiry. It deliberately sets out to make managers feel strong and powerful because Big people make others Big.

  7. Time to change habits. Our leadership program provides time for people to make permanent changes to their behaviours and habits.

  8. 4 months for 5 days. Our leadership program gives four months leadership development for an investment of 5 days.

The Irresistible Leadership Process

We have found that the best results are achieved by starting with a one-day workshop followed by short (half day) fortnightly modules. This produces lasting results without killing the budget and the participants.

To support the sessions there is also readings and exercises in between the fortnightly modules. The result is that people get something like a 4 months training but the organisation only pays for about one week. And it all happens in your workplace, on your problems; a formula that's proven to give the best learning results.

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The most popuar modules

There are 60+ modules and clients usually choose about 12 to 15. The most popular modules are listed below. To see details of the content and why they are important:

  1. Herrmann's Thinking Preferences
  2. The Power of the Subconscious Mind
  3. Discover Your Genius Factor
  4. Liberating Human Energy
  5. The Power of Questions
  6. Manage Your Manager
  7. Cooperation, Collaboration & Connections
  8. Confidence, Influence & Personal Power
  9. The Importance of Trust & How to Become a Trusted Advisor
  10. Value Proposition & Alignment
  11. Increasing Innovation & Ideas
  12. Action meetings - overcoming the nightmare of unproductive meeting
  13. Improving Processes, Eliminating Unnecessary Work and increase speed
  14. Build Your Personal Brand
  15. Colour Your Customers & Staff
  16. The Long View on Society and Organisations - a 200,000 year view
  17. Networks- understanding the new science of networks
  18. Systems Thinking- the step beyond analysis
  19. Your Personal Power Program
  20. Review and Accountability Workshop

Want to hear about it?

To hear Bruce Holland speak about the Irresistible Leadership Program:

  1. Hear Bruce talk about some of the secrets unlocked in his Irresistible Leadership Program
  2. Hear Bruce Holland interviewed by Kris Coppieters about the Irresistible Leadership Program
  3. QuickTime version.

Is this program for you?

This program appeals to Chief Executives who know you manage things and you lead people; Chief Executives who want to increase the performance of their organisation and who have the following qualities:

  1. Believe they are responsible for leadership, not the HR department
  2. Want things to be better
  3. Believe their staff have the capability to achieve significantly more
  4. Are prepared to invest time in a long term program of improvement
  5. Realise existing ways of tackling problems has not created long term gains
  6. Are open to new concepts.

Leadership is an individual's single most important investment

From the viewpoint of the individual, most people think their house is their most important investment, and their car is second. They are wrong. By far their most important investment is their ability to influence people and get others to follow. We call it "irresistible leadership".

Leadership is an organisation's single most important investment

From the view point of the organisation, irresistible leadership throughout the organisation is its single most important investment. It is worth far more than any fixed assets in the balance sheet.

Research shows that 5% of people in any organisation are natural leaders, 5% are "no hopers" and 90% can be influenced to swing one way or the other

If the 90% are well led they will become more like the natural leaders and the organisation will win. If they are not well led they will gravitate towards the "no hopers" and the organisation will lose. It is like a flask full of water, tilt it slightly one way and all the water will flood towards that direction (see the diagram below). Thus the importance of leaders can hardly be overestimated. Developing leadership is the single biggest lever most organisations have towards success. Do it well and your organisation will win. Do it poorly and your organisation will lose.

A few (only about 5% of the people), are extremely busy - sometimes frantically so. These are the Tops. They cope with the urgent, but keep putting off the truly important. The solution is to show managers how to release the untapped energy within the remaining 95% of their people (Middles and Bottoms) so they can start working on the business rather than in the business.

When to use leadership development

  1. Retention problems
  2. Productivity is low
  3. Customer is not getting a reliable and seamless service
  4. Managers are poor role models of values/behaviours
  5. People are not growing
  6. People need hand-holding
  7. Too many meetings
  8. Lack of ideas from grass roots
  9. Inappropriate leadership style (hands-on, distant, non-coaching, directive, etc.)
  10. Too much control of decision making
  11. Lack of praise from managers
  12. Punishment from managers
  13. Poor listening and learning.

Probable outcomes of leadership development

  1. Managers manage the workplace rather than the work
  2. Managers make long-term lasting changes to their behaviours and habits
  3. Staff are happier and more co-operative
  4. Staff contribute ideas and work in a more adult manner for the business
  5. Information exchange increased
  6. Creativity will be enhanced
  7. Silos broken down and bureaucracy reduced
  8. Process develops into a positive self-reinforcing cycle.

Client comments

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Product support

This product has been developed and is supported by Bruce Holland with help where required from other members of the Virtual Group Business Specialists. Bruce is a specialist in leadership development, Wellington, nationally and internationally. He specialises in public sector leadership and in other large private sector organisations.


All work undertaken by Bruce Holland is guaranteed. If at the end of the program the client doesn't feel that they have received value for money, they may adjust the bill and pay an amount equal to the value they feel they received.

For more information about how you can use Leadership Development Program to get the most out of your managers call

Bruce Holland
Phone +6421 620456
Key words: Leadership, leadership development, leadership management, leadership training, leadership program, leadership skills

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