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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

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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3 Habits New Managers Should Be Starting
3 Habits New Managers Should Be Starting
June 27, 2014

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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Next Generation Leader

3 Ways Our Next Generation Leaders Should Train Like Chris Rock
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3 Ways Our Next Generation Leaders Should Train Like Chris Rock

by Michael Holland     Chris Rock is renowned for his comedy.  He walks effortlessly through his acts, entertaining tens of thousands of fans, and ...

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It’s a Balance
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It’s a Balance

by Michael Holland     Some managers may find that they are easily focused on the tasks of their team, while others tend to focus more heavily ...

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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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Trust – The Foundation
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Trust – The Foundation

by Michael Holland     The foundation to all relationships – managers and employees alike – is trust. We build trust through our actions and our behaviors. ...

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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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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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When Cramming Fails Leaders
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When Cramming Fails Leaders

By Michael Holland      A few years ago I joined a men’s lacrosse league.  I hadn’t played lacrosse in a “few” years, I but ...

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Illuminating Behavior
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Illuminating Behavior

by Michael Holland     Leadership inspiration is often conveyed through words – both spoken and written.  Employees listen, process and then attempt action.  Your behavior can ...

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Coaching Up

Knock-Out Factors For Better Recruiting
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Knock-Out Factors For Better Recruiting

by Michael Holland     Acquiring talent can be time and energy consuming.  In the recruiting process, reviewing resumes, applications and conducting phone screens with job candidates, ...

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The Slow Fade of a Leader and His Authority
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The Slow Fade of a Leader and His Authority

by Michael Holland     There he sits, the 52-year-old, slightly graying VP. He’s in the same seat he sits in every week at the meeting.  He’s ...

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The List
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The List

by Michael Holland     See if you can answer these questions. What team won the last Super Bowl?  Name the last 5 Super Bowl winning teams. ...

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The Traditions You Enable
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The Traditions You Enable

by Michael Holland      What traditions have you created or enabled within your team or company?  As a leader, you are in the powerful ...

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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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Tripwires: The Key to Breaking the Autopilot Cycle
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Tripwires: The Key to Breaking the Autopilot Cycle

by Michael Holland     Rock stars and celebrities often have eccentric requirements for their pre-gig preparation rooms.  The famous band Van Halen had a clause in ...

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Where Does Your Authority Come from?
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Where Does Your Authority Come from?

by Michael Holland     Some people think that just having positional authority – title of Manager, Director, Vice President, etc. – will provide them the authority ...

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Blah, Blah, Blah . . . Reorg Coming . . . Blah, Blah, Blah
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Blah, Blah, Blah . . . Reorg Coming . . . Blah, Blah, Blah

by Michael Holland     From a recent CEO:  “We have a lot to do. The most pressing thing I heard from our town hall meetings  is ...

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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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