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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 |2018-12-12T09:41:09+00:00December 12th, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

Leadership Lessons from a Book I Shouldn’t Have Read

By Michael Holland - The book wasn’t intended for me; I was definitely not the target market for the author. My daughter was telling us how much she liked the book and it clearly had a positive impact on her which was intriguing. I’m a firm believer that for leaders to lead well, they need [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:58+00:00October 24th, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

What Your Invisible Leadership Badge Reveals About You

by Michael Holland -   “Character is the will to do what’s right even when it’s hard.”  Andy Stanley I love this definition.  It clearly articulates the tension that exists for a leader who can see the right ways and wrong ways when he is called to make a decision and pursue a particular path. Only [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:00+00:00September 19th, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

The Fallacy of “I’m a Working Manager”

by Michael Holland -   “I’m a working manager.  I just don’t have the time to do all these management things I’m supposed to do” Yes, you are a working manager.  And so is every other person out there who is responsible for leading and managing other people. Every foreman, supervisor, team leader, manager, senior manager, [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:00+00:00September 12th, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

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 for the [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:02+00:00August 1st, 2018|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 |2018-11-30T09:23:03+00:00July 11th, 2018|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 |2018-11-30T09:23:04+00:00July 5th, 2018|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 opinion dip, a 12-pack of Coke, and a box of pastries.  The other friend is buying fresh [...]

By |2018-05-09T11:49:57+00:00May 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 |2018-11-30T09:23:06+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments