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What Type of Trust Should Leaders Exhibit?

by Michael Holland     Manager Matt is two years into his 1st tour of duty as a leader.  He’s survived the dark days of learning to manage on the fly with new situations when everything was new to him. He’s been through performance reviews and slow staff meetings, handled performance reviews and un-engaged peers, experienced hiring [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Building My Team|0 Comments

3 Ways Leaders Fail to Align Their People

By Michael Holland -   15-year-old girls have perfected the art of dual communication.  They nod appropriately to their parents as key parental instructions are put forth.  Then in a moment the 15-year-old girl turns toward her friends and dramatically performs the full eye roll communicating her true feelings and commitment to her parents. Managers working [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|Building My Team|0 Comments

It’s Not the Team Failing, It’s the Lack of Ideal Team Players

By Michael Holland -  The team is not the problem.  The team itself is not dysfunctional.  The team didn't wake up today and say hey, I'm going to be a dysfunctional team.  The team is simply a label being placed on a group of people who together create a entity that can enable tremendous success [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|Building My Team|0 Comments

3 Ways to Convert Leadership Mistakes to Wisdom

by Michael Holland     In 1994 I made a classic management mistake. It involved a very stressful job, a struggling team, and two bags of marshmallows.  The short version of the story is that a consistently tardy team member to critical team meetings received a barrage of marshmallows when he arrived late again to our meeting. [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|Building My Team|0 Comments

How to Tell If You Are a Wimpy and Dishonest Leader

By Michael Holland I worry at times that the gap which exists between leaders leading well and those who won't is growing wider and deeper.  Recently I re-watched the TED Talk  "Why Good Leaders Make Us Feel Safe" by Simon Sinek.  In the talk, Sinek inspires with stories of how true leaders provide a circle [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Building My Team|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

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 using [...]

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

An Introduction to The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

An introduction to The Five Behaviors model in the context of a real team. It explains how the behaviors derive from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, and describes how critical the behaviors are to building a cohesive team. The Five Behaviors profile, which provides both individual and [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

Ways to Leverage Your Team’s DiSC Map

Value of a Team Map – Understanding Your Team Using DiSC DiSC is a great tool to help individuals figure out how to communicate and work better with one another. And when a team comes together to experience DiSC, a team map can be created to help team members – and the team leader – [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

The Key Ingredients for Building (or Re-Building) a Cohesive Team

by Michael Holland During a recent visit to Lake Placid, NY, I was able to see the USA Hockey Team’s Miracle on Ice exhibit. What an exhilarating time, seeing the pictures and watching a replay of that magical game!  Without much knowledge, we’d think this team just happened to come together and play their hearts [...]

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