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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)

There Are NO Do-Overs in Leadership: 3 Ways to Avoid Making Mistakes as a Leader

By Michael Holland -  You cannot re-lead.  You can't go back in time and lead in a different way.  You can't wipe the slate clean and have people - your employees, peers and bosses - view you differently.  You can't take back those words.  You can't change the look that was on your face. Every [...]

By |2021-09-22T13:07:16-04:00September 22nd, 2021|New Leader|0 Comments

One of The Most Irritating Comments I Hear From Leaders

By Michael Holland -  One of the most irritating comments I hear from leaders at all levels is along the lines of ". . . my team is my family . . . " And when a leader above the rank of director talks this way, I become extremely concerned for the welfare of the [...]

By |2021-09-15T18:10:52-04:00September 15th, 2021|New Leader|0 Comments

How to Own Your Day and Be an Intentional Leader

By Michael Holland -  I love the look of that frantic leader who is lost in the world of overbooked meetings, a flooded inbox with hundreds of emails, and employees frustratingly lined up at the boss' door to ask questions.  It's that scene in a movie where you don't want to watch the dramatic climax [...]

By |2021-09-08T17:54:42-04:00September 8th, 2021|Productivity|0 Comments

What Golfing and Employees Receiving Performance Feedback Have in Common

By Michael Holland - I like to play golf. I find it relaxing and a great opportunity to compete against myself and the elements. In golf – or any sport or creative endeavor – feedback and coaching can help one learn how to improve and get at least more satisfaction if not more happiness from [...]

By |2021-09-01T11:52:08-04:00September 1st, 2021|Managing Performance|0 Comments

How the Golden Ratio Can Guide Your Leadership

By Michael Holland - Sunflowers have it. Pine cones have it and so do pineapples. Leonardo Di Vinci used it in his art.  Many architects and builders use it. In non-geek terms, the golden ratio is basically a math term that describes a ratio, 1 to 1.618 that is commonly found in nature.  (See the [...]

By |2021-08-25T11:56:15-04:00August 25th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

Are You Really on Vacation or Just Working Remotely for the Week?

By Michael Holland -  It’s a beautiful little house on the lake. With the windows open early in the morning the cool breeze comes off the lake providing a fresh feel to the new day.  The small waves lap against the shore and birds can be heard singing in trees. It’s 5:00 am and there’s [...]

By |2021-08-18T12:06:00-04:00August 18th, 2021|Your Development|4 Comments

What is Your Leadership Brand and Do You Match It?

By Michael Holland - At times in coaching leaders, I work with them on adjusting their brand within the organization. Sometimes this is a rebuild process, with the leader needing to re-brand themselves due to some difficult history. Other times it is a “build for the future” process, with the leader seeking to buildout their [...]

By |2021-08-11T14:41:35-04:00August 11th, 2021|Your Development|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 [...]

By |2021-08-04T11:48:37-04:00August 4th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

Why You Should Always Assume Employees Are in the Room

By Michael Holland -  The moment you were first promoted to lead others, you stepped across an enormous chasm.  You thought it was a simple small step forward; just a mere couple of inches to the first rung on the ladder up the organization's hierarchy. But in reality you were suddenly one of "them," part [...]

By |2021-07-28T16:00:50-04:00July 28th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

The 3 Mistakes That Trip Up New And Seasoned Leaders

by Michael Holland -  Walking up a trail in the Adirondacks with a 50-pound backpack while staring at the majestic scenery creates the prime opportunity to catch your toe on the root in the path and tumble forward. Doing it twice in a matter of 15 minutes… well, that just feels stupid. New leaders – [...]

By |2021-07-22T10:19:49-04:00July 22nd, 2021|New Leader|0 Comments
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