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Why Your Boss Sucks at Leadership and How NOT to Lead Like Him

By Michael Holland -  Your boss is an okay guy but there are so many things about the way he leads that drive you nuts.  He's the one who never received the training needed to get a clue on how to lead. He taught you all about leadership through an oft-experienced yet little known methodology called [...]

By |2024-06-15T20:00:02-04:00June 19th, 2024|Managing Change|Comments Off on Why Your Boss Sucks at Leadership and How NOT to Lead Like Him

6 Ways to Lead Like Albert Einstein

By Michael Holland -   While reading a biography on Albert Einstein by Walter Isaacson, I became very intrigued with how great a man Einstein was even given some of his flaws.   Here are 6 ways you can learn to lead like Einstein. Dress the Part Einstein’s iconic ruffled hair and disheveled appearance fit [...]

By |2024-06-12T12:13:08-04:00June 12th, 2024|Your Development|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Lead Like Albert Einstein

Your Inner Circle: Are They a Catalyst or an Anchor?

by Michael Holland -  John Maxwell's 11th Irrefutable Law of Leadership (from The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You) states that a leader's potential is determined by his inner circle, those closest to him. Basically, your success as a leader, whether you're a CEO or a new [...]

By |2024-06-05T10:56:50-04:00June 5th, 2024|Your Development|Comments Off on Your Inner Circle: Are They a Catalyst or an Anchor?

The Massive Impact of a Little Leadership Training

By Michael Holland -  Investing in early leadership training is critical for fostering effective leadership, enhancing team performance, and driving financial success in organizations. In this post, we explore the value of such training, utilizing research from sources like Gallup and McKinsey & Company. We will also provide a financial analysis incorporating the cost of [...]

By |2024-06-14T15:09:25-04:00May 29th, 2024|For HR Leaders|Comments Off on The Massive Impact of a Little Leadership Training

Are You Afraid of Failing as a Manager? You Should Be!

By Michael Holland -  Only 1 in 10 people have the necessary traits to be great managers and lead their team to achieve excellence in ways that truly impact company performance.  That’s what Gallup finds from their research. That’s not 1 in 10 managers, that’s 1 in 10 people!  And are those talented [...]

By |2024-05-14T14:37:05-04:00May 29th, 2024|Your Development|Comments Off on Are You Afraid of Failing as a Manager? You Should Be!

The Celery Test of Your Leadership

by Michael Holland -   Two friends have recently told you that living a healthier life is very important to them. While at the grocery store, you see both friends checking out with different cashiers. One is buying nachos,  French onion dip, a 12-pack of Coke, and a box of pastries.  The other friend is [...]

By |2024-05-12T14:18:19-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Your Development|Comments Off on The Celery Test of Your Leadership

Crafting the Story: The Critical Questions You Need to Answer as a Leader

By Michael Holland -  Great leaders learn the art of crafting the story in which employees can place themselves. The story has historical underpinnings, heroes, villains, a bit of drama, obstacles to overcome and a goal to be achieved that is just beyond the capabilities of the team but is within reach. Great [...]

By |2024-05-12T12:41:28-04:00May 15th, 2024|Building My Team|Comments Off on Crafting the Story: The Critical Questions You Need to Answer as a Leader

New Manager With One Direct Report = Failure

By Michael Holland -  I think one of the biggest mistakes seemingly well-intentioned organizations make is promoting someone to supervision/management and giving them just a single direct report. The logic seems to be that by giving them a single employee to manage, they can learn how to lead with less risk and more time to get [...]

By |2024-05-05T14:52:37-04:00May 8th, 2024|New Leader|Comments Off on New Manager With One Direct Report = Failure

The Tension of Empowerment and Why You Should Love it as a Leader

By Michael Holland -  When a leader holds onto a project or work that could be delegated, is he being selfless or selfish? Is he supporting and protecting his employees or is he limiting their growth potential? Is he making sure things are done right or is he limiting the opportunities for innovation in [...]

By |2024-04-11T17:32:53-04:00May 1st, 2024|Productivity|Comments Off on The Tension of Empowerment and Why You Should Love it as a Leader

6 Ways You Can Train Your Boss to Be a Better Leader

By Michael Holland -  There’s your boss swaggering down the hallway on the way to his next meeting.  He has no clue how much he doesn’t know about leading well. You’ve just completed your super impactful #Leadwell people leadership training program and now you know just how far from a great leader your [...]

By |2024-04-11T15:59:35-04:00April 24th, 2024|Managing Up|Comments Off on 6 Ways You Can Train Your Boss to Be a Better Leader

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