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About Michael Holland

Michael Holland unravels the mysteries of leadership. Michael is a professional executive coach and trusted advisor to executives who seek to become better leaders and build cohesive teams. Michael’s wisdom and insight are the product of 30 plus years of leadership experience and an uncanny, natural ability to perceive the questions that need to be asked. His newest book -- The Missing Leader: One Man's Journey to Leading Well - A Leadership Fable -- is available on Amazon.com (http://amzn.to/2nsZzhK)

Why “Tension” is Your Leadership Word for the Year

By Michael Holland I'm so tired of hearing people talking about balancing their workloads, balancing their lives between home and work, balancing commitment to goals, balancing the needs of employees with the needs of the business. The reality is there is not a balance or equilibrium.  We have been trained to think this false belief [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

4 Examples of Leaders Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem

By Michael Holland Last year I got caught up in trying to get in better shape to lose weight.   I focused my energy on the goal of losing weight which, unfortunately, was the wrong problem to solve. To be successful, I needed to look at habits that could enable me to live a healthier life.  [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

Start Fresh: 6 Steps to Follow to Rehire Yourself

by Michael Holland     Remember those feelings of the first days and weeks in a new job.  The thrill of learning a new environment, the freedom from office politics and gossip, the flood of ideas, the intrigue with meeting your employees for the first time, the adrenaline rush of opportunity to make an impact, [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

Stop Wasting Money on High Potentials and Do This Instead

By Michael Holland If you're still spending money on high potential programs, stop now and deploy your investment to a group of employees who need it more. I do believe that some high potential development programs have proven fruitful.  But most fail in their selection process and expend an exorbitant amount of executive time and [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Executives Should Know|0 Comments

Why An Explicit Leader is as Rare as an Oak in the Desert

By Michael Holland You know a great leader within a few minutes of talking with him. There's no mistake.  He stands out like an oak tree in the middle of the desert. His title - or lack of a title - bear no connection to his leadership impact.  He creates a circle of safety that [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|New Leader|0 Comments

You Might Have a Dysfunctional Team If . . .

By Michael Holland Teams, teams, they are everywhere.  Many think that just surviving together through the drudgery of the work week makes the group a team.  Many think that having a moniker – the senior leadership team, the accounts payable team, the special super-secret project team – creates a truly cohesive and functional team.  The [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

Why You Should Surround Yourself with Positive Leaders

by Michael Holland     We’ve all seen him, that leader who just has a black cloud hovering over his head throughout the day.  The world seems dark around him.  He is unhappy with the changes in direction of the company, changes that were announced 7 months ago.  He’s discouraged with his team that appears to always [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

How’s Your Team Doing? Team Assessment Package Special

The New York Times best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni and the acclaimed Everything DiSC® model come together in a breakthrough team development program proven to deliver business results. Based on the hit fable, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ takes self-awareness to the next level—across workplace teams. When [...]

By | November 20th, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

Are You Afraid of Failing as a Manager? You Should Be!

By Michael Holland Only 1 in 10 people have the necessary traits to be great managers and lead their team to achieve excellence in ways that truly impact company performance.  That’s what Gallup finds from their research. That’s not 1 in 10 managers, that’s 1 in 10 people!  And are those talented people the same [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

How Specialization Kills Your Leadership Potential

By Michael Holland Why do we push leaders to follow a course of specialization of their leadership within tight functional silos?  Why do we think a CFO who has spent his whole career in finance would be a great leader just because he's worked his way up a ladder within the finance silo? The great [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments