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4 Signs You May Be Leading Well at the WRONG Company

By Michael Holland -   It's a feeling you get over time:  Why am I not as successful as I can be, or think I can be in my role as a leader? Here are 4 signs that you may be leading well at the WRONG company: Bad DNA Match Your leadership DNA isn't a match [...]

By |2021-05-13T16:55:59-04:00May 12th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

What is Leadership Style and Why Does it Matter to Me

By Michael Holland -  Your leadership style is a melting pot of your personality, your life experiences, your natural/preferred communication style, the level of your emotional intelligence, and your perspective. The success of both young leaders and well-seasoned leaders in eliciting the willing collaboration of others toward a worthwhile goal depends heavily on the capability [...]

By |2021-05-05T12:02:12-04:00May 5th, 2021|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, 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 help. [...]

By |2021-04-30T08:28:26-04:00April 28th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

What a Leader Can Learn From a Snowy Road and a 16 Year Old Driver

by Michael Holland -  A foot of snow provided the perfect opportunity to teach my then 16-year-old son how to drive in the snow.  He was several months into his learner's permit process and, all things considered, was a fairly good driver. To start off, we found a nice big parking lot.  “Floor it towards [...]

By |2021-03-31T09:55:24-04:00March 31st, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

The Question You Need to Ask Yourself as a Leader

By Michael Holland - I've asked the question countless times and more often than not I get the same basic answer.  The question: who in your past has been a great leader, someone you can visualize and model your leadership behavior after? A few moments of staring off into space ensues while they think back [...]

By |2021-03-24T14:45:16-04:00March 24th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

Do You Have a Balanced Portfolio of Leadership?

By Michael Holland -  My keen financial planning colleagues can speak for hours about the art and science of balancing portfolios.  For the rest of us, we know that it's good to have a balanced portfolio whether it's with financial assets, the food we choose to consume over a week, or the selection of adult [...]

By |2021-03-03T11:01:11-05:00March 3rd, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

The Question Sequence All Leaders Should Utilize

By Michael Holland - One of my often used warm-up question sequence when coaching a leader is: As you reflect on your leadership recently, what is one success that sticks out, one way in which you were leading well recently? And conversely, what is one thing you did as a leader that, upon reflection, was [...]

By |2021-02-17T11:40:07-05:00February 17th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

Setting Tripwires: How Great Leaders Create Things to Trip Over

by Michael Holland -   Rock stars and celebrities often have eccentric requirements for their pre-gig preparation rooms.  The famous band Van Halen had a clause in their contract that specifically said they wanted bowls of M&Ms backstage, but that all the brown ones must be removed. Seems ridiculous.  But there was a method to lead [...]

By |2021-02-10T11:51:56-05:00February 10th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

Polar Vortex Leadership Experience

by Michael Holland -  A few years ago, I was moving my daughter out of a temporary apartment during a polar vortex.  The temperature hovered somewhere between 1 degree and minus 4 degrees, either way it was too darn cold.  And then there was the wind that drove that temperature even further down below zero. [...]

By |2021-02-03T11:28:43-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments
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