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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 opinion dip, a 12-pack of Coke, and a box of pastries.  The other friend is buying fresh [...]

By | May 9th, 2018|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 | May 2nd, 2018|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 | April 11th, 2018|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 | March 26th, 2018|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 [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

What’s Your K-Cup Coffee Management Style?

by Michael Holland      This morning, I brewed a fresh cup of coffee on our Keurig brewer, as I have done many times before. As I watched the coffee trickle into my cup, I began to think about the many different flavors of coffee that are available. In many offices today, you have access [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|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 you're [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|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, we [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|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, [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

Why You Should Surround Yourself with Positive Leaders

by Michael Holland     We’ve all seen him, that leader who just has a black cloud hovering over his head throughout the day.  The world seems dark around him.  He is unhappy with the changes in direction of the company, changes that were announced 7 months ago.  He’s discouraged with his team that appears to always [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments