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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 (

What Will I Do When I’m Faced With This Situation

by Michael Holland -  As a leader, you may ultimately be faced with a situation that you never would have believed could happen. A leader is charged with so much responsibility and often has little training or wisdom to deal with the challenges that life can bring. The list below contains real situations I, or [...]

By |2019-12-11T12:17:02-05:00December 11th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

13 Meetings a Day – The Fallacy of Productive Double-Booking

By Michael Holland - Recently as I was scheduling the next coaching session with a leader, I was able to see her Outlook calendar. She made a comment about constantly being double-booked for time slots for meetings and at times triple-booked. And that she routinely was in back-to-back meetings throughout a day sometimes numbering as [...]

By |2019-12-04T14:22:25-05:00December 4th, 2019|Productivity|0 Comments

Reading List for Your 2019 Holiday Season

By Michael Holland - Great people leaders are life long learners consuming blog posts, podcasts, articles, videos and books to gain perspective and increase knowledge. Leverage that driving or flying time – or get away from the in-laws time – this holiday with a good book of podcast binge. Here are some of my recent [...]

By |2019-12-02T06:25:26-05:00November 27th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

A Vital Skill to Help You Survive the Seemingly Clueless Leader

by Michael Holland -  Solving difficult problems and making wise organizational decisions can tax even the most self-actualized, mature, enlightened, and cohesive leadership team. A key to success is the capability to assume positive intent from the others on your team. This means that when the tight-fisted CFO shoots down your proposal because the costs [...]

By |2019-11-20T10:35:22-05:00November 20th, 2019|Managing Up|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 [...]

By |2019-11-13T15:46:04-05:00November 13th, 2019|Executives Should Know|0 Comments

3 Reasons Why Your Employees are Frustrated With You

By Michael Holland -  Your employees are frustrated with you.  Yes, even though they may love you, admire you, work their tails off for you, they are frustrated with you.  Some leaders cause so much frustration with their employees, they dream of how you will look when they finally tell you they are leaving for [...]

By |2019-11-06T14:03:02-05:00November 6th, 2019|Effective Communications|0 Comments

Adjust Your Leadership Paradigm: Fire Yourself to Gain Perspective

By Michael Holland -  We all can get caught up in our self-perception regarding how important we are in our leadership roles, as well as the effectiveness we enable within our organization as fairly decent leaders. Leadership effectiveness is dependent upon your capability to leverage relationships to achieve goals.  The depth and breadth of these [...]

By |2019-10-30T11:16:35-05:00October 30th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

3 Ways to Lighten Your Leadership Luggage

by Michael Holland We all carry around an invisible piece of leadership luggage. Some stagger under the weight of a huge steamer trunk; some lug an old suitcase, bursting at the seams; others shoulder a backpack, ready for the big hike; still others sling a svelte messenger bag casually over one shoulder. Inside each piece [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:46:45-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

The Power – or Impotence – of Your Leadership Habits

by Michael Holland -  Habits follow a fairly predictable pattern of a cue (or trigger, craving) which enacts a routine to achieve a reward. A habit is the brain’s efficient method of decreasing power consumption. Think about personal habits you perform all the time:  brushing your teeth, walking, reading a text message after hearing the [...]

By |2019-10-16T12:41:26-05:00October 16th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

Quit to Win

by Michael Holland -  Steve Jobs was a grand quitter. While he was immensely successful building and running Apple, he strategically leveraged quitting. He quit acclaimed Reed College after one semester and then dropped in periodically on creative classes at the school.  He later recounted how one course in calligraphy developed his love of typography. [...]

By |2019-10-09T11:06:53-05:00October 9th, 2019|Productivity|0 Comments