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Are You Having an Impact as a Leader?

by Michael Holland -  Effective leaders seek to continuously improve how they impact the organization and those with whom they interact.  Gaining objective insight on your leadership behaviors and how those behaviors impact others can provide you with critical data to adjust your actions and behaviors. So, where do you really stand?  Are you an [...]

By |2020-10-28T12:08:53-04:00October 28th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

It’s Not Your Fault You’re Not an Effective Leader, Or is it?

By Michael Holland -  It's not your fault that you're not really an effective leader.  You've put your time in to get educated. You've worked hard to move up into the ranks of management. You've put up with those bad bosses and countless ridiculous corporate directives and still delivered on the work you're charged with [...]

By |2020-09-23T11:36:58-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

Start Fresh: 6 Steps to Follow to Rehire Yourself

by Michael Holland -  Remember those feelings of the first days and weeks in a new job.  The thrill of learning a new environment, the freedom from office politics and gossip, the flood of ideas, the intrigue with meeting your employees for the first time, the adrenaline rush of opportunity to make an impact, and [...]

By |2020-09-16T08:51:52-04:00September 16th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

3 Small Changes That Made Me a More Effective Leader

By Michael Holland -   “Hi I’m Mike, and I’m a recovering bad leader.”  There was a time – or rather a season – in my life in which I led in ways that caused some collateral damage.  I drove hard for objectives using sheer will to drive teams forward.  While “I” may have perceived we [...]

By |2020-07-29T11:31:34-04:00July 29th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

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 supervisor, builds [...]

By |2020-07-22T11:57:54-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

What I Learned About Leading Well From Ballet Class

By Michael Holland -  In college I had the “opportunity” to take a ballet class for a semester with my then-girlfriend and my two very single roommates.  My understanding and experience in the field of ballet was non-existent, and my appreciation for dance as a sport was less than mature. Throughout the semester, I struggled greatly with [...]

By |2020-07-19T09:37:49-04:00July 15th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

Summer Reading List for 2020

By Michael Holland - Great people leaders are life long learners consuming blog posts, podcasts, articles, videos and books to gain perspective and increase knowledge. Leverage your vacation time this summer with a good book! Here are 4 books I recommend for this summer. Get Perspective. . . White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for [...]

By |2020-07-08T12:07:39-04:00July 8th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

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 buying fresh [...]

By |2020-07-02T11:34:06-04:00July 1st, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

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 perfectly with [...]

By |2020-06-24T11:35:19-04:00June 24th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

One Decision That Will Help You Create Healthy Leadership Habits

By Michael Holland -   As a leader, how do you analyze recent events, interactions, situations, encounters?  Do you have a critical eye seeking intelligence regarding how you have behaved and how your behavior impacted others? Looking closely at what we haven't completed or improved or how we behaved or could've behaved is a good habit. Deciding where [...]

By |2020-05-06T11:13:48-04:00May 6th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments