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Why An Explicit Leader is as Rare as an Oak in the Desert

By Michael Holland You know a great leader within a few minutes of talking with him. There's no mistake.  He stands out like an oak tree in the middle of the desert. His title - or lack of a title - bear no connection to his leadership impact.  He creates a circle of safety that [...]

By | December 13th, 2017|New Leader|0 Comments

You Might Have a Dysfunctional Team If . . .

By Michael Holland Teams, teams, they are everywhere.  Many think that just surviving together through the drudgery of the work week makes the group a team.  Many think that having a moniker – the senior leadership team, the accounts payable team, the special super-secret project team – creates a truly cohesive and functional team.  The [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

Why You Should Surround Yourself with Positive Leaders

by Michael Holland     We’ve all seen him, that leader who just has a black cloud hovering over his head throughout the day.  The world seems dark around him.  He is unhappy with the changes in direction of the company, changes that were announced 7 months ago.  He’s discouraged with his team that appears to always [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

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 same [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

How Specialization Kills Your Leadership Potential

By Michael Holland Why do we push leaders to follow a course of specialization of their leadership within tight functional silos?  Why do we think a CFO who has spent his whole career in finance would be a great leader just because he's worked his way up a ladder within the finance silo? The great [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Your Development|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 of you cause so much frustration your employees dream of how you will look when they finally tell you they are leaving for another job. [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Effective Communications|0 Comments

Quote – Earn the Right to Lead – Leadwell.Today

By | October 19th, 2017|Shareable Quotes|0 Comments

The 5 Tensions You Need to Manage Within Your Leadership Style

By Michael Holland Newer leaders make the classic mistake of overcompensating when attempting to adjust their leadership style.  They see the style difference as a problem to solve while they should see the difference as a tension to manage. Leaders naturally go to their strength with their approaches to leading.  It's what they know and [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

Why Great Leaders Never Say “I Don’t Need to Learn Anymore”

by Robin Perry “I don’t need to learn anymore.” A statement I hope I never say – and a statement I hope you never say! What happens when people engage in learning? They get new ideas, they have new perspectives, they try new approaches….all good things. Now take a moment and think about the last [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

An Introduction to The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

An introduction to The Five Behaviors model in the context of a real team. It explains how the behaviors derive from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, and describes how critical the behaviors are to building a cohesive team. The Five Behaviors profile, which provides both individual and [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments