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Found Time – What Great Leaders Do With It

By Michael Holland - While on your way to a meeting, you get word that the meeting is being rescheduled. You now have 45 minutes of found time. Found time is like winning a small lottery.  You smile like when you walk outside on the first really nice day of spring. Great leaders are prepared [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:57+00:00November 28th, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

Hey Leader, What’s Your Destination

By Michael Holland - Recently I saw a commercial where a young couple throws a dart at a map and then take off for their weekend adventure to wherever the dart landed. How spontaneous and fun. Your employees are hoping you’re less adventurous. In the rush of work and the ever-changing whims of senior leadership, [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:57+00:00November 21st, 2018|New Leader|0 Comments

Why Less “Sanding” is Needed with New Leaders

By Michael Holland - Recently I was watching one of those home remodeling shows and the host was showing off the before and after shots of wood trim in a house.  To do it right, they had to put in a lot of work to strip down the layers of paint that had been applied [...]

By |2018-11-07T09:19:11+00:00November 7th, 2018|New Leader|0 Comments

5 Ways to Apprentice a Young Leader

By Micheal Holland -  Young leaders want to grow quickly to become effective managers and business leaders and while companies like to leverage these resources as soon as possible, a concerted effort to invest in building these leaders would be more appropriate. Young leaders desperately need to learn the craft of management and the art [...]

By |2018-10-17T13:30:37+00:00October 17th, 2018|New Leader|0 Comments

Charging Forward Because as the Leader, You Can’t Just Do Nothing

by Michael Holland -  Joshua Chamberlain found himself at the Battle of Gettysburg, leading the 20th Maine Regiment on the end of a battle line as they defended a strategic location: Little Round Top. The Confederates charged again and again and again, decimating Chamberlain’s regiment to just a few soldiers, each with little or no [...]

By |2018-10-03T16:27:33+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Executives Should Know|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

You’re Lucky: She Came in Knowing More Than You Realized

by Michael Holland -    A 52-year-old vice president struggles to keep his job.  While “successful” throughout his career, it seems he now lacks the leadership capability to adequately enable his team of 60-plus folks to achieve basic success. He also lacks the introspection to see that his domineering, “take-the-hill-at-all-costs” style has disengaged him from [...]

By |2018-08-30T12:51:40+00:00August 29th, 2018|Executives Should Know|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

The Tension of Empowerment and Why You Should Love it as a Leader

By Michael Holland -  When a leader holds onto a project or work that could be delegated, is he being selfless or selfish? Is he supporting and protecting his employees or is he limiting their growth potential? Is he making sure things are done right or is he limiting the opportunities for innovation in work product [...]

By |2018-07-19T08:17:46+00:00July 18th, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments