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Avoid These 3 Types of Unwise Leaders

By Michael Holland -  When you happen upon a wise leader you’ll notice something very interesting: They ponder. They take a moment to dive into a pool of thought as they consider a decision, a course of action or a way in which to act. The pondering may be just a second or two, or [...]

By |2021-05-26T16:21:34-04:00May 26th, 2021|New Leader|0 Comments

3 Ways Leaders Should Train to Fail: Lessons from Chris Rock

by Michael Holland -   Chris Rock is renowned for his comedy.  He walks effortlessly through his acts, entertaining tens of thousands of fans, and while his humor is definitely well-known, the way that he creates his comedic routines is a little more obscure. Chris works a methodology that forces him to go on little-known stages [...]

By |2021-05-19T14:28:06-04:00May 19th, 2021|New Leader|0 Comments

How Leadership Muscle Memory Can Help You to Lead Well

by Michael Holland -  So much of what we do every day is executed via muscle memory. Walking to a meeting is so simple that we don’t even think about the physics of how our body works. We can unthinkingly create a fluid motion that moves the mass of our weight away from a desk, [...]

By |2021-04-07T14:20:53-04:00April 7th, 2021|New Leader|0 Comments

Ways to Grow Healthy Roots of Leadership in Leaders

By Michael Holland - Recently we had a large tree fall in woods behind our house. It’s huge and I wondered how could this tree fall when others around it were fine. Some leaders are like strong trees with deep healthy root systems. They had nutrient rich soils that helped promote growth. They had their [...]

By |2021-01-25T14:45:36-05:00January 20th, 2021|New Leader|0 Comments

3 Habits New (and Seasoned) Managers Should Be Starting

By Michael Holland -   The power of our brain to create and execute habits can be extremely beneficial or detrimental. Your brain doesn’t know the difference between the habit to walk (think about it) and the habit to grab that unhealthy snack every night.  The brain simply recognizes something being performed several times and creates [...]

By |2020-10-14T11:55:07-04:00October 14th, 2020|New Leader|0 Comments

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 |2020-09-30T11:29:26-04:00September 30th, 2020|New Leader|0 Comments

Why An Explicit Leader is as Rare as an Oak in the Desert

By Michael Holland -  You know a great leader within a few minutes of talking with him. There's no mistake.  He stands out like an oak tree in the middle of the desert. His title - or lack of a title - bear no connection to his leadership impact.  He creates a circle of safety [...]

By |2020-09-09T11:52:27-04:00September 9th, 2020|New Leader|0 Comments

Hey Leader, What’s Your Destination

By Michael Holland - Recently I saw a commercial where a young couple throws a dart at a map and then take off for their weekend adventure to wherever the dart landed. How spontaneous and fun. Your employees are hoping you’re less adventurous. In the rush of work and the ever-changing whims of senior leadership, [...]

By |2020-09-02T13:38:32-04:00September 2nd, 2020|New Leader|0 Comments

How Leaders Can Gain Legitimate Authority

by Michael Holland  -   Do you have legitimate authority? What a great question.  Malcolm Gladwell in his intriguing book David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, brings us perspective that we should know—or may already know—but that we often overlook. This perspective is contained in a principle of legitimacy and helps us [...]

By |2020-06-10T11:39:12-04:00June 10th, 2020|New Leader|0 Comments

Management 101: The 8 Things You Wish Your Boss Knew

by Michael Holland -  Your role as a leader – should you choose to accept it – is to effectively manage the people asset you’ve been charged with owning.  This means: You are responsible and accountable for the effectiveness and productivity of each individual person on your team, as well as the team as a [...]

By |2020-05-13T11:23:13-04:00May 13th, 2020|New Leader|0 Comments
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