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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

What’s Your K-Cup Coffee Leadership 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 to [...]

By |2022-03-02T13:39:26-05:00March 2nd, 2022|Your Development|0 Comments

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 |2022-02-16T13:28:16-05:00February 16th, 2022|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 |2022-01-26T12:08:33-05:00January 26th, 2022|Your Development|0 Comments

Reading List for Your 2021 Holiday Season and Kicking Off 2022

by Michael Holland –  Great people leaders are lifelong 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 favorites from books I read [...]

By |2021-12-22T11:31:55-05:00December 22nd, 2021|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 |2021-12-08T15:29:22-05:00December 8th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments


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