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The Critical Flaw of Leaders Leading Leaders

by Michael Holland -  There comes a point in time when leaders begin to lead other leaders. They have several people below them who are guiding teams or departments of their own, and they can see the breadth of their empire spread out before them, with all their resources working together to achieve the goals [...]

By |2022-11-30T17:15:41-05:00November 30th, 2022|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 |2022-11-16T11:19:48-05:00November 16th, 2022|Your Development|0 Comments

What Does it Take to Lead Well and Our Quest for the 7K

By Michael Holland -  Somewhere today, within a 60-mile radius of Albany, NY, there is a leader sitting at their desk with their head in their hands wondering how they can do what they need to do with their employee. They won't know who to ask for help.  They won't know where to look for [...]

By |2022-10-27T15:53:12-04:00October 26th, 2022|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 |2022-10-19T11:51:14-04:00October 17th, 2022|Your Development|0 Comments

Human Resources: Friend or Foe?

by Michael Holland -  Leaders should know that Human Resources professionals are there to help them. Though it might not look that way at all times, HR knows that the relative strength of their leaders corresponds directly to the number of people problems they will or won’t have. One of the primary functions of HR [...]

By |2022-09-21T14:39:41-04:00September 21st, 2022|Your Development|0 Comments

Do Your Leadership Habits Need a Wake-up Call?

By Michael Holland -  The habits we create as leaders cascade into continual behaviors; sometimes for the good, other times not so much.  We’re not entirely sure what we do or don’t do, we just walk through the day doing this "leadership thing."  We sit in the same seat each day at the same meeting, [...]

By |2022-06-22T09:38:34-04:00June 22nd, 2022|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 |2022-06-15T15:11:51-04:00June 15th, 2022|Your Development|0 Comments

Collisions to Tease Your Brain and Grow Your Leadership Wisdom

by Michael Holland -   What happens when you read Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, a book about President Lincoln’s leadership of his purposefully diverse cabinet, followed by C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, a transcription of radio shows communicating the common and basics beliefs of Christianity? Collisions in the mind that stretch the [...]

By |2022-06-08T12:30:13-04:00June 8th, 2022|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 |2022-05-18T10:40:30-04:00May 18th, 2022|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 |2022-04-06T12:12:36-04:00April 6th, 2022|Your Development|0 Comments

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