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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 Less “Sanding” is Needed with New Leaders

By Michael Holland - Recently I was watching one of those home remodeling shows and the host was showing off the before and after shots of wood trim in a house.  To do it right, they had to put in a lot of work to strip down the layers of paint that had been applied [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|New Leader|0 Comments

Wise Leader Walking

By Michael Holland - As we walk through each day, we make what seem to be minor decisions and take small actions to solve whatever problems might arise. These decisions and actions in and of themselves are not wrong. But we should be asking ourselves if these decisions and actions are wise for us as [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

Leadership Lessons from a Book I Shouldn’t Have Read

By Michael Holland - The book wasn’t intended for me; I was definitely not the target market for the author. My daughter was telling us how much she liked the book and it clearly had a positive impact on her which was intriguing. I’m a firm believer that for leaders to lead well, they need [...]

By | October 24th, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

5 Ways to Apprentice a Young Leader

By Micheal Holland -  Young leaders want to grow quickly to become effective managers and business leaders and while companies like to leverage these resources as soon as possible, a concerted effort to invest in building these leaders would be more appropriate. Young leaders desperately need to learn the craft of management and the art [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|New Leader|0 Comments

The #Leadwell Daily Ritual: Becoming a More Effective and Happier Leader

By Michael Holland - Having worked with hundreds and hundreds of leaders, I find so many lack focus on working to become effective at leading well. The key is micro-behaviors.  Those little things that we do that have longer term ripple impacts.  The gap for most leaders comes from not intentionally creating habits that enable healthy micro-behaviors [...]

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

Charging Forward Because as the Leader, You Can’t Just Do Nothing

by Michael Holland -  Joshua Chamberlain found himself at the Battle of Gettysburg, leading the 20th Maine Regiment on the end of a battle line as they defended a strategic location: Little Round Top. The Confederates charged again and again and again, decimating Chamberlain’s regiment to just a few soldiers, each with little or no [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|Executives Should Know|0 Comments

Quick Data Points and Thoughts on Training Budgets

By Michael Holland - Attempting to create your first real training budget?  Already have your training budget but wonder how your budget compares to others?  Here are some quick data points and thoughts to help in both cases. Creating a Budget Using a Percentage of Payroll To create a budget amount use a percentage of total [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|For HR Leaders|0 Comments

One Habit That Will Make You a Better Leader

By Michael Holland - Many leaders are challenged with having coaching conversations with their employees. Coaching is a process of letting people know that what they do matters to you. Coaching provides direction and timely feedback. Coaching inspires, encourages, and challenges employees. Coaching should be continual.  It's small things that the leader sees and says [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Managing Performance|0 Comments

What Your Invisible Leadership Badge Reveals About You

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 tension that exists for a leader who can see the right ways and wrong ways when he is called to make a decision and pursue a particular path. Only [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

The Fallacy of “I’m a Working Manager”

by Michael Holland -   “I’m a working manager.  I just don’t have the time to do all these management things I’m supposed to do” Yes, you are a working manager.  And so is every other person out there who is responsible for leading and managing other people. Every foreman, supervisor, team leader, manager, senior manager, [...]

By | September 12th, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments