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Management 101
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Management 101

by Michael Holland     Your role as a leader – should you choose to accept it – is to effectively manage the people asset you’ve been ...

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Becoming the Leader Who the Leader You Are Looking For Is Looking For
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Becoming the Leader Who the Leader You Are Looking For Is Looking For

by Michael Holland We desire to be led by leaders who are fully engaged with us, fully supportive of our growth, completely in tune with ...

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Be A Weird Manager
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Be A Weird Manager

by Michael Holland      Normal managers are everywhere: in fact, most managers are virtually the same in the way they manage and lead their ...

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The Rippling Impact of Dishonorable, Narcissistic Leadership
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The Rippling Impact of Dishonorable, Narcissistic Leadership

by Michael Holland      When an employee makes a dishonorable decision, they create small ripples of hurt.  When executives make dishonorable decisions, they hurt ...

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The Celery Test of Your Leadership
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The Celery Test of Your Leadership

by Michael Holland      While at the grocery store, you see two friends checking out with different cashiers.  One is buying nachos,  French opinion ...

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Recent Posts

How Emerging Leaders Can Gain Legitimate Authority
How Emerging Leaders Can Gain Legitimate Authority
August 28, 2014

by Michael Holland     Do you have legitimate authority? What a great question.  In his most recent book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of ...

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Hey Leader, Who’s The Adult In The Room?
Hey Leader, Who’s The Adult In The Room?
August 21, 2014

by Michael Holland      Managing employees is a lot like raising kids, and someone has to be the adult in the room.  Best bet ...

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5 Effective Habits Leaders Should Create
5 Effective Habits Leaders Should Create
August 14, 2014

By Michael Holland A seasoned Senior Vice President appears to have it all together.  He glides through the office with ease almost strutting with an ...

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Next Generation Leader

Smooth Handle
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Smooth Handle

by Michael Holland     “Take things always by their smooth handle”  Thomas Jefferson There is a civil and respectable way to deal with people and situational ...

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Just Say No
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Just Say No

by Michael Holland     Focus, focus, focus.  Focusing is difficult in today’s world with so many distractions and opportunities to multi-task.  But when does multi-tasking become ...

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5 Things Emerging Leaders Want From Their Bosses
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5 Things Emerging Leaders Want From Their Bosses

By Michael Holland      There’s a dance going on each and every day between emerging leaders and their bosses.  The emerging leaders are in ...

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Hey Leader, Who’s The Adult In The Room?
Leadership & ManagementNext Generation Leader

Hey Leader, Who’s The Adult In The Room?

by Michael Holland      Managing employees is a lot like raising kids, and someone has to be the adult in the room.  Best bet ...

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Leverage Your Resident Experts
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Leverage Your Resident Experts

by Michael Holland     Your employees have resident expertise and knowledge that is likely to be valuable to others in the organization.  Take some time to ...

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3 Habits New Managers Should Be Starting
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3 Habits New Managers Should Be Starting

By Michael Holland      The power of our brain to create and execute habits can be extremely beneficial or detrimental.  Your brain doesn’t know ...

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Seeking Authentic Leadership
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Seeking Authentic Leadership

by Michael Holland     We know authentic leadership when we see it and at times in the absence of it.  Authenticity, that genuine, honorable, right stuff ...

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3 Vacation Habits Managers Should Correct
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3 Vacation Habits Managers Should Correct

By Michael Holland      It’s a beautiful little house on the lake.  With the windows open early in the morning the cool breeze comes ...

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Coaching Up

Tackle the Right Issue
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Tackle the Right Issue

by Michael Holland     We’ve all gotten into those conversations where at some point we realize we’ve made some incorrect assumptions. That happens when we are ...

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Planting Seeds.  Watering Seedlings.
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Planting Seeds. Watering Seedlings.

by Michael Holland     Take a strategic leadership approach to coaching and mentoring your employees.  Determine one or two key performance areas for each employee.  Choose ...

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Listen to Increase Productivity
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Listen to Increase Productivity

by Michael Holland     For most people their weakest communication skill is their ability to listen. Why is that? Most of us can process information faster ...

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Febreze: The Magical Leadership Spray
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Febreze: The Magical Leadership Spray

by Michael Holland      Febreze is a magical mist sprayer that covers up almost any smell.  In truth, it neutralizes the odor by binding “malodorous molecules” ...

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Building Mature Teams

Death by Team Meeting

by Michael Holland     Explain why you are meeting with your team.  Really, take 20 seconds and explain the value proposition for the hours upon hours ...

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Building Your Character
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Building Your Character

by Michael Holland     “Character is the will to do what’s right even when it’s hard.”  Andy Stanley I love this definition.  It clearly articulates the ...

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Huddle Up!
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Huddle Up!

by Michael Holland     Far too many staff meetings are drudgery for attendees, yet these meetings do provide some valuable information.  Spice up your staff meetings ...

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Traversing the Ditch
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Traversing the Ditch

By Michael Holland        The Fiscal Cliff mantra of late 2012 brought tremendous, terrifying images to mind for many people.  Who wants to ...

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Building Cohesive Teams

The One Thing a Great Leader Changes to Inspire a Team
The One Thing a Great Leader Changes to Inspire a Team

By Michael Holland      It is the 5th inning and the team is down 9 to 0 in the national championship baseball game.  The ...

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The 6 Critical Questions You Need to Answer as a Leader
The 6 Critical Questions You Need to Answer as a Leader

By Michael Holland      Does this mission statement sound familiar:  ________ Incorporated provides its customers with quality __________ products and the expertise required for ...

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What Type of Trust Should Leaders Exhibit?
What Type of Trust Should Leaders Exhibit?

by Michael Holland     Manager Matt is 2 years into his 1st tour of duty as a leader.  He’s survived the dark days of learning to ...

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Pedigree and Talent Are Not Always What They Seem To Be
Pedigree and Talent Are Not Always What They Seem To Be

by Michael Holland     In the movie Moneyball, Manager Billy Beane looks to rebuild his dismal baseball team with a limited budget and therefore limited opportunity ...

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About Bishop House

Bishop House Consulting is the premier leadership development and organizational consulting firm working with companies in New York’s Capital Region and Tech Valley. Founded by Michael Holland in 1999, the firm has grown steadily, maintaining trusted, long-term relationships with clients. Bishop House coaches, trainers and consultants are well regarded as thought leaders in developing effective executives and managers, building cohesive teams, and navigating organizational change.

Bishop House Consulting, Inc. (BHC) excels at building both leadership capability within all levels of leaders and the leadership capacity of organizations. The firm works with leaders through training programs and coaching projects, focusing on building from the core out. We believe that creating deep self-awareness of one’s leadership style enables opportunities to build trusted relationships, which in turn allows for the formation of cohesive teams. We help leaders seek those keystone behaviors in their core management routines, which can be adjusted to allow for initial shifts in their leadership behavior. With continued practice, these behaviors become effective leadership habits, resulting in more effective leaders and greater leadership capacity within the organization.

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