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Reading List for Your 2020 Holiday Season and Kicking Off 2021

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 quarantining or get away from the in-laws time – this holiday with a good book. Here are some of my recent favorites. [...]

By |2020-12-23T11:00:08-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

9 Signs You’re Losing Your Influence as a Leader

by Michael Holland -  As a leader, how will you know if you are losing your influence?  How will you know if you've "jumped the  shark"? From the Urban Dictionary, the phrase "jumped the shark" is defined as: “the moment when something that was once great has reached a point where it will now decline [...]

By |2020-12-09T17:32:50-05:00December 9th, 2020|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 |2020-11-26T08:36:11-05:00November 25th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

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 |2020-11-11T14:21:37-05:00November 11th, 2020|Your Development|0 Comments

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