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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

2 Pillars Great Managers Build for Success
2 Pillars Great Managers Build for Success
July 25, 2014

By Michael Holland      It’s a beautiful morning in the City of Brotherly Love and I have a fantastic view of the sun rising ...

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5 Things Emerging Leaders Want From Their Bosses
5 Things Emerging Leaders Want From Their Bosses
July 17, 2014

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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3 Vacation Habits Managers Should Correct
3 Vacation Habits Managers Should Correct
July 10, 2014

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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Next Generation Leader

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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What CEOs Have To Say
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What CEOs Have To Say

by Michael Holland      Recently, I had the opportunity to moderate an armchair discussion between two CEOs for an audience of HR executives.  Not ...

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Your Inner Circle: Catalyst or Anchor?
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Your Inner Circle: Catalyst or Anchor?

by Michael Holland     John Maxwell’s 11th Irrefutable Law of Leadership (from The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You) states ...

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Have Heart
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Have Heart

by Michael Holland      Great managers execute well and help their teams to deliver on the organization’s priorities.  Hard working employees will deliver for ...

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Avoid These 3 Types of Unwise Leaders
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Avoid These 3 Types of Unwise Leaders

By Michael Holland      When you happen upon a wise leader you’ll notice something very interesting.  They ponder.  They take a moment to dive ...

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Building Core Muscles
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Building Core Muscles

by Michael Holland     New supervisors and managers are so willing to take advice and counsel and are able to quickly adapt to circumstances and learn ...

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The 3 Areas We Should Investigate Before Hiring or Promoting a Leader
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The 3 Areas We Should Investigate Before Hiring or Promoting a Leader

By Michael Holland My favorite NFL football team, the great Baltimore Ravens, made their first pick in the recent NFL draft.  The team picked C.J. ...

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What Type of Trust Should Leaders Exhibit?
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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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Coaching Up

The Power of the Positive
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The Power of the Positive

by Michael Holland     A recent study showed that paying someone a compliment activates the same reward center in the brain as paying them cash. So ...

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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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2 Pillars Great Managers Build for Success
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2 Pillars Great Managers Build for Success

By Michael Holland      It’s a beautiful morning in the City of Brotherly Love and I have a fantastic view of the sun rising ...

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No A**holes Rule

by Michael Holland      I’ve become intrigued with a book by Robert Sutton titled The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving ...

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Setting a World Record and Winning a Gold Medal While Swimming Blind
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Setting a World Record and Winning a Gold Medal While Swimming Blind

by Michael Holland     Michael Phelps won the 200 meter butterfly in the 2008 Olympics by seven-tenths of a second – and set a world record ...

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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 3 Misuses of a Spotlight by Managers
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The 3 Misuses of a Spotlight by Managers

by Michael Holland     Are you using a spotlight or a floodlight when you review an employee’s performance?  A spotlight is directed, tight, and narrow in ...

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A Trip Through the Valley of Despair
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A Trip Through the Valley of Despair

by Michael Holland     Change is happening all the time.  Modern theory on change tells us we will work through a fairly typical pattern of denial, ...

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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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