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How Improv Could Help Your Leadership Impact

By Michael Holland - "Yes, and. . . ." Our youngest son took to stage performance like a fish to water. His journey into theatre brought us to new realms of learning in many ways. Interestingly when he was chatting me up regarding an improv class he was taking at college, I learned so much [...]

By |2020-01-22T11:49:49-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Effective Communications|0 Comments

The Myth of Multi-Tasking and How Shallow Work Kills Your Productivity

By Michael Holland - Whether alone or in meetings, many believe that they are getting lots of work completed because we are great at multi-tasking. There’s an urban myth that says we are so much more productive because we are multi-tasking. But science proves it wrong: we actually do things in sequence.  Now, those sequences might [...]

By |2020-01-15T18:08:07-05:00January 15th, 2020|Managing Performance|0 Comments

4 Examples of Leaders Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem

By Michael Holland - Last year I got caught up in trying to get in better shape to lose weight.   I focused my energy on the goal of losing weight which, unfortunately, was the wrong problem to solve. To be successful, I needed to look at habits that could enable me to live a healthier [...]

By |2020-01-08T12:58:30-05:00January 8th, 2020|Productivity|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 |2019-12-18T10:25:33-05:00December 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 |2019-12-11T12:17:02-05:00December 11th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

13 Meetings a Day – The Fallacy of Productive Double-Booking

By Michael Holland - Recently as I was scheduling the next coaching session with a leader, I was able to see her Outlook calendar. She made a comment about constantly being double-booked for time slots for meetings and at times triple-booked. And that she routinely was in back-to-back meetings throughout a day sometimes numbering as [...]

By |2019-12-04T14:22:25-05:00December 4th, 2019|Productivity|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 |2019-12-02T06:25:26-05:00November 27th, 2019|Your Development|0 Comments

A Vital Skill to Help You Survive the Seemingly Clueless Leader

by Michael Holland -  Solving difficult problems and making wise organizational decisions can tax even the most self-actualized, mature, enlightened, and cohesive leadership team. A key to success is the capability to assume positive intent from the others on your team. This means that when the tight-fisted CFO shoots down your proposal because the costs [...]

By |2019-11-20T10:35:22-05:00November 20th, 2019|Managing Up|0 Comments

Stop Wasting Money on High Potentials and Do This Instead

By Michael Holland -  If you're still spending money on high potential programs, stop now and deploy your investment to a group of employees who need it more. I do believe that some high potential development programs have proven fruitful.  But most fail in their selection process and expend an exorbitant amount of executive time [...]

By |2019-11-13T15:46:04-05:00November 13th, 2019|Executives Should Know|0 Comments

3 Reasons Why Your Employees are Frustrated With You

By Michael Holland -  Your employees are frustrated with you.  Yes, even though they may love you, admire you, work their tails off for you, they are frustrated with you.  Some leaders cause so much frustration with their employees, they dream of how you will look when they finally tell you they are leaving for [...]

By |2019-11-06T14:03:02-05:00November 6th, 2019|Effective Communications|0 Comments