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Are You Afraid of Failing as a Manager? You Should Be!

By Michael Holland -  Only 1 in 10 people have the necessary traits to be great managers and lead their team to achieve excellence in ways that truly impact company performance.  That’s what Gallup finds from their research. That’s not 1 in 10 managers, that’s 1 in 10 people!  And are those talented people the [...]

By |2021-10-20T13:37:22-04:00October 20th, 2021|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 |2021-10-13T14:59:58-04:00October 13th, 2021|Productivity|0 Comments

Adjust Your Leadership Paradigm: Fire Yourself to Gain Perspective

By Michael Holland -  We all can get caught up in our self-perception regarding how important we are in our leadership roles, as well as the effectiveness we enable within our organization as fairly decent leaders. Leadership effectiveness is dependent upon your capability to leverage relationships to achieve goals.  The depth and breadth of these [...]

By |2021-10-08T08:54:22-04:00October 8th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

Crafting the Story: The Critical Questions You Need to Answer as a Leader

By Michael Holland -  Great leaders learn the art of crafting the story in which employees can place themselves. The story has historical underpinnings, heroes, villains, a bit of drama, obstacles to overcome and a goal to be achieved that is just beyond the capabilities of the team but is within reach. Great leaders give [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:31:08-04:00September 29th, 2021|Building My Team|0 Comments

There Are NO Do-Overs in Leadership: 3 Ways to Avoid Making Mistakes as a Leader

By Michael Holland -  You cannot re-lead.  You can't go back in time and lead in a different way.  You can't wipe the slate clean and have people - your employees, peers and bosses - view you differently.  You can't take back those words.  You can't change the look that was on your face. Every [...]

By |2021-09-22T13:07:16-04:00September 22nd, 2021|New Leader|0 Comments

One of The Most Irritating Comments I Hear From Leaders

By Michael Holland -  One of the most irritating comments I hear from leaders at all levels is along the lines of ". . . my team is my family . . . " And when a leader above the rank of director talks this way, I become extremely concerned for the welfare of the [...]

By |2021-09-15T18:10:52-04:00September 15th, 2021|New Leader|0 Comments

How to Own Your Day and Be an Intentional Leader

By Michael Holland -  I love the look of that frantic leader who is lost in the world of overbooked meetings, a flooded inbox with hundreds of emails, and employees frustratingly lined up at the boss' door to ask questions.  It's that scene in a movie where you don't want to watch the dramatic climax [...]

By |2021-09-08T17:54:42-04:00September 8th, 2021|Productivity|0 Comments

What Golfing and Employees Receiving Performance Feedback Have in Common

By Michael Holland - I like to play golf. I find it relaxing and a great opportunity to compete against myself and the elements. In golf – or any sport or creative endeavor – feedback and coaching can help one learn how to improve and get at least more satisfaction if not more happiness from [...]

By |2021-09-01T11:52:08-04:00September 1st, 2021|Managing Performance|0 Comments

How the Golden Ratio Can Guide Your Leadership

By Michael Holland - Sunflowers have it. Pine cones have it and so do pineapples. Leonardo Di Vinci used it in his art.  Many architects and builders use it. In non-geek terms, the golden ratio is basically a math term that describes a ratio, 1 to 1.618 that is commonly found in nature.  (See the [...]

By |2021-08-25T11:56:15-04:00August 25th, 2021|Your Development|0 Comments

Are You Really on Vacation or Just Working Remotely for the Week?

By Michael Holland -  It’s a beautiful little house on the lake. With the windows open early in the morning the cool breeze comes off the lake providing a fresh feel to the new day.  The small waves lap against the shore and birds can be heard singing in trees. It’s 5:00 am and there’s [...]

By |2021-08-18T12:06:00-04:00August 18th, 2021|Your Development|4 Comments
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