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Lead Like You’re the Rudder of a Sailboat

By Michael Holland - During a summer evening on the Magothy River, one of the large rivers feeding the famous Chesapeake Bay, I witnessed a beautiful sailing race: 40 or 50 sailboats tacked back and forth along the river, each one maneuvering to catch the wind perfectly and take advantage of a competitor. From far [...]

By |2020-01-29T11:03:33-05:00January 29th, 2020|Building My Team|0 Comments

How Are Your Employees Consuming Your Leadership?

By Michael Holland -  I was recently asked if I knew about a local restaurant.  My response was immediate.  It's a great place, a little pricey but every meal I've ever had there is great.  The food is always good and I've had different dishes there over time.  The service is great, even on a [...]

By |2019-05-08T13:28:40-04:00May 8th, 2019|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 |2018-11-30T09:23:09-05:00February 14th, 2018|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 |2018-11-30T09:23:14-05:00November 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 |2018-11-30T09:23:17-05:00October 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 |2018-11-30T09:23:17-05:00October 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 |2020-02-22T08:59:28-05:00September 20th, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

Building a Strong Team is Both Possible – and Remarkably Simple

The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork. To gain this advantage, teams must trust each other in order to engage in productive conflict, commit to decisions, hold each other accountable and focus on achieving collective results. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:18-05:00September 18th, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

Leaders: Are You Making Your Team Dysfunctional?

by Robin Perry I often hear about teams that don’t work well together. A leader or manager will tell me about team members that don’t get along, or someone who’s not “pulling their weight” and it’s causing problems on the team. Certainly there are team members who can be disruptive – and other times it’s [...]

By |2020-07-28T15:28:20-04:00May 3rd, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

The 5 Ways You Let Down Your Team When You Retire On The Job

By Michael Holland Three months.  That’s all.  Then you can retire or start the new role in the division in CA or go to the blah, blah, blah opportunity.  You’ve been laying low and avoiding all conflicts within the team you lead.  No sense starting a battle with so little time left.  No sense wasting your precious [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:34-05:00January 24th, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments
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