Course Description

The purpose

The purpose of this module is to build the case for cooperation and provide the tools to improve your connectedness and relationships.

It shows that business can benefit from a change in world view from separation to connection.Hardly any of our major problems are physical or economic or intellectual; nearly all are caused by thoughts of separation, exclusion and lack. If we could rise above these thoughts most of our problems would disappear.

Many large mature workplaces suffer from cutthroat competition from within their organisation; knives in the back; dogs eating dogs; but, new research is showing that stepping on people isn't the best way to get ahead.

Excessive internal competition leads to people who should be on the same team pointing the blame at each other and no one taking responsibility. It leads to toxic behaviours like:

  • Hoarding information and resources
  • Cynicism
  • Blaming
  • Exclusion
  • Corporate politics, no one responsible
  • Institutional apartheid.

The module builds the case for cooperation, relationships, connection and love as an alternative. It helps change mindsets and provides the tools necessary for more connection, collaboration and cooperation in business.

Its aim is to encourage you to rethink the importance of relationships and connections and to put significantly more of your personal and organisational time into developing them.It’s the space in between people that makes the most difference. Instead of seeing emptiness see emotions, vibrations, energy, trust, communication, synergy and love.

Content includes

  • Understanding the golden rules of relationships
  • Developing a more inclusive approach
  • Developing a Relationship Plan for key contacts.

Why this is important

Cooperation is replacing competition and relationships are replacing hierarchy as the dominant organising principles. Your success depends on working this way.

Author of Cracking Great Leaders and the Program to support it.

Bruce Holland

Bruce Holland is the author of "Cracking Great Leaders - liberate human energy at work" and the Cracking Great Leaders Program designed so professional leadership developers and managers can release the untapped human energy within their organisations is trained in bean-counting, practicing artist, aims to be an old guru (already achieve the 'old' bit)!Bruce's purpose is to, "Liberate the human spirit at work." Everything he does is dedicated to achieving this aim. For you the result is more depth, meaning and connection:1. Become more strategic and focused. In most organisations strategy and creativity are separated by a wide gap; Bruce works to bridge this.2. Get people out of silos and working together. Silos are a major destroyer of value. Bruce's processes build trust, teamwork and cooperation throughout.3. Develop Cracking Great leaders. It's not about control and limiting; it's about liberating and expanding. It's about cracking off the 'mud' (fear, doubts and uncertainty) that most of us are covered with. He realises that this purpose is too big for any one organisation to achieve on its own and has packaged his 25 years of knowledge, skills and experience into his book and Program so others who feel the same can move more quickly and with less cost towards the same end.Bruce is also a business consultant specialising in: Organisational Strategy, Execution, Culture, Structure, Leadership Development and Mentoring.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Workshop Reading

  • 2

    Workshop Process

    • Facilitator’s Instructions for Thumb Wrestling Exercise

    • Agenda for workshop

    • Norms of the workshop

    • Energisers

    • Evaluation

  • 3

    Room set up

    • How to set up the room

  • 4

    Other useful material

    • Interview of Bruce Holland about managing the space between people