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Are You Learning to Lead by Rumble Strips or Guard Rails?

By Michael Holland -  I was tired.  It was late in the afternoon.  The sound and feel of my car running over the rumble strips on the side of the road jerked me completely awake and focused.  I immediately guided my car back into the lane. My reaction could've been a casual drift back into the [...]

By |2020-03-25T11:47:38-04:00March 25th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

Being a Bobby Jones Type of Leader

By Michael Holland - Bobby Jones was a very honest man. Extremely honest. Tons and tons of integrity. He didn’t have to tell people he was honest or that he had integrity. Because he behaved in ways that revealed his integrity. Long story short, Bobby Jones was playing in a critical golf tournament.  Golf being [...]

By |2020-02-12T09:59:48-04:00February 12th, 2020|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 |2020-02-06T09:19:44-04:00February 5th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

4 Things Leaders Should Do to Finish the Year Strong

by Michael Holland -  In life, as in sports, we do well when we practice like we play. In other words, if we practice desired behaviors in ways that mimic how we’d behave in real situations, we will prepared to fully activate those behaviors at game time.  We will have created muscle memory. As we [...]

By |2019-12-18T10:25:33-04:00December 18th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

What Will I Do When I’m Faced With This Situation

by Michael Holland -  As a leader, you may ultimately be faced with a situation that you never would have believed could happen. A leader is charged with so much responsibility and often has little training or wisdom to deal with the challenges that life can bring. The list below contains real situations I, or [...]

By |2019-12-11T12:17:02-04:00December 11th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

Reading List for Your 2019 Holiday Season

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 that driving or flying time – or get away from the in-laws time – this holiday with a good book of podcast binge. Here are some of my recent [...]

By |2019-12-02T06:25:26-04:00November 27th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

Adjust Your Leadership Paradigm: Fire Yourself to Gain Perspective

By Michael Holland -  We all can get caught up in our self-perception regarding how important we are in our leadership roles, as well as the effectiveness we enable within our organization as fairly decent leaders. Leadership effectiveness is dependent upon your capability to leverage relationships to achieve goals.  The depth and breadth of these [...]

By |2019-10-30T11:16:35-04:00October 30th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

3 Ways to Lighten Your Leadership Luggage

by Michael Holland We all carry around an invisible piece of leadership luggage. Some stagger under the weight of a huge steamer trunk; some lug an old suitcase, bursting at the seams; others shoulder a backpack, ready for the big hike; still others sling a svelte messenger bag casually over one shoulder. Inside each piece [...]

By |2019-10-23T15:46:45-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

The Power – or Impotence – of Your Leadership Habits

by Michael Holland -  Habits follow a fairly predictable pattern of a cue (or trigger, craving) which enacts a routine to achieve a reward. A habit is the brain’s efficient method of decreasing power consumption. Think about personal habits you perform all the time:  brushing your teeth, walking, reading a text message after hearing the [...]

By |2019-10-16T12:41:26-04:00October 16th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

Questions to Prompt Your Leadership Reflection Muscles

By Michael Holland - Since December 17, 2014 I have been writing a journal entry for each day. Each morning I write about the previous day. Then I get to read what I wrote on the same day each of the previous years in my journal. This habit has helped me to gain tremendous perspective [...]

By |2019-09-25T09:52:29-04:00September 25th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments