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Do people follow you because they want to, or because they have have no choice?

Who have been the real leaders in the world?

For many years we have asked this question. The first type of leader identified usually includes Hitler, Thatcher, Muldoon, Churchill, Napoleon and Caesar.

Then, after deeper reflection, people start to come up with names like Gandhi, Mandela and Mother Theresa.

Which group do you belong to?

The first group we call Control Leaders. They force their way toward their goals but often at the expense of other people. They tend to control people and stand over them. They want to lead and others to serve. They have all the answers and in their presence others feel small. People follow them because they have no choice.

The second group we call Authentic Leaders. In my workshops on influence, these are the people participants say have changed their lives. Imagine someone talking about you in these terms! The power of Authentic Leaders comes from a deep knowledge of who they are and what's important. They want others to lead while they serve. They achieve their goals by making their followers feel strong, capable and hopeful. They liberate people, expand them and search out their strengths. They expect others to have all the answers. In their presence others feel big. People follow them because they want to.

The influence of Control Leaders is usually restricted to the people they directly control and is usually relatively short term. The influence of Authentic Leaders often touches people they have no contact with and usually continues for years after they are dead.

Authentic Leadership Program

For the first time ever Bruce Holland is opening his leadership Program to the public. He is doing this in partnership with the Organisation Development Institute.

This 3-day Program will get you on the road to Authentic Leadership so people follow you because they want to rather than because they are forced to through a lack of options. It will help you become an Authentic Leader, who liberates untapped human energy by empowering and supporting others to act.

This Program will assist participants to understand themselves and their strengths more deeply, to build their confidence and energy as leaders, and to collaborate and cooperate more effectively. In the final workshop a personal plan and a self-monitoring tool for achieving Authentic Leadership will be developed. Individual work will be supported by individual coaching assisting the participants to achieve Authentic Leadership practices.

This Program has been designed for those at all organisation levels who wish to adopt Authentic Leadership as their leadership model. They may currently be in technical or professional roles and seek to develop leadership skills, or they may already be leaders of organisation teams and seek to review and validate their leadership practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop series you will be able to:

  1. Understand your thinking preferences and genius factor
  2. Behave confidently and exert influence
  3. Increase your and your colleagues' energy
  4. Portray an authentic image of yourself
  5. Develop cooperative and collaborative relationships
  6. Implement your personal power program.


  1. Self-understanding: Herrmann's Brain Dominance Instrument and your Genius Factor
  2. Managing your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy
  3. Confidence, influence and personal power
  4. Building your personal brand
  5. Networks, collaboration and connectedness
  6. Your personal power program.

For more details on the structure and content...

Hear what participants have said about a similar Program run in-house...

For details of the next program and to register...

Give me a call if you know anyone who needs more EQ (Emotional Quotient) or SQ (Spiritual Quotient) and lets get them enrolled.

Warmest wishes,
Bruce Holland
Virtual Group Business Consultants
Phone +6421620456 or Skype Bruce.Holland
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