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Found Time – What Great Leaders Do With It

By Michael Holland - While on your way to a meeting, you get word that the meeting is being rescheduled. You now have 45 minutes of found time. Found time is like winning a small lottery.  You smile like when you walk outside on the first really nice day of spring. Great leaders are prepared [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:57+00:00November 28th, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

How a Hobby Revealed 3 Advantages to Shorter Planning and Feedback Cycles

By Michael Holland - Golfing is one of my favorite hobbies. A few years ago, I started looking at my scoring in 3 hole increments providing a look-back at 3 holes to see how I scored and a motivation and plan for the next 3 holes. With this rhythm, I was able to celebrate success [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:58+00:00November 14th, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

The #Leadwell Daily Ritual: Becoming a More Effective and Happier Leader

By Michael Holland - Having worked with hundreds and hundreds of leaders, I find so many lack focus on working to become effective at leading well. The key is micro-behaviors.  Those little things that we do that have longer term ripple impacts.  The gap for most leaders comes from not intentionally creating habits that enable healthy micro-behaviors [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:58+00:00October 10th, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

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 work product [...]

By |2018-07-19T08:17:46+00:00July 18th, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

Why Leaders Waste Time and Work Longer Hours Than Needed

By Michael Holland      There’s the young leader slowly walking in the door to work at 7:50 am.  His face reveals the agony he feels on this Friday morning as he’s worked so many hours this week just trying to get ahead of the workflow for his team and himself. He’s in for a [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:05+00:00June 13th, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

Why “Tension” is Your Leadership Word for the Year

By Michael Holland I'm so tired of hearing people talking about balancing their workloads, balancing their lives between home and work, balancing commitment to goals, balancing the needs of employees with the needs of the business. The reality is there is not a balance or equilibrium.  We have been trained to think this false belief [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:11+00:00January 10th, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

4 Examples of Leaders Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem

By Michael Holland Last year I got caught up in trying to get in better shape to lose weight.   I focused my energy on the goal of losing weight which, unfortunately, was the wrong problem to solve. To be successful, I needed to look at habits that could enable me to live a healthier life.  [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:11+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

Get off the Hamster Wheel: Slow Down to Speed Up

by Robin Perry At the end of a busy day I look at all I’ve accomplished – multiple coaching sessions, meetings, emails, phone calls – I hardly had a moment to stop! But was I really productive? I got a lot accomplished but what I didn’t get a chance to do was to look ahead [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:20+00:00August 16th, 2017|Productivity|0 Comments

How to Get Better at Achieving Your Long-Term Goals: Covey’s 4 Quadrants Productivity Tool

In several books by Stephen Covey, he describes a framework for prioritizing work that is aimed at achieving long-term goals by understanding the lack of need for work on tasks that appear to be urgent, but are in reality less important. He uses a time management 4 box method to categorize tasks on two continuum: [...]

By |2017-07-20T16:32:07+00:00July 20th, 2017|Productivity|0 Comments

The Rituals I’ve Created to Become More Effective

By Michael Holland  Creating rituals and habits in your life enable you to be much more efficient and effective. Many studies and books – The Power of Habit is a great one – delve into the inner workings of our brain and the role it plays in creating habits. The short story is that our [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:32+00:00May 11th, 2017|Productivity|0 Comments