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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

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

Ways to Leverage Your Team’s DiSC Map

Value of a Team Map – Understanding Your Team Using DiSC DiSC is a great tool to help individuals figure out how to communicate and work better with one another. And when a team comes together to experience DiSC, a team map can be created to help team members – and the team leader – [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

Get off the Hamster Wheel: Slow Down to Speed Up

by Robin Perry At the end of a busy day I look at all I’ve accomplished – multiple coaching sessions, meetings, emails, phone calls – I hardly had a moment to stop! But was I really productive? I got a lot accomplished but what I didn’t get a chance to do was to look ahead [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Productivity|0 Comments

The Power – or Impotence – of Your Leadership Habits

by Michael Holland     Habits follow a fairly predictable pattern of a cue (or trigger, craving) which enacts a routine to achieve a reward.  A habit is the brain’s efficient method of decreasing power consumption.  Think about personal habits you perform all the time:  brushing your teeth, walking, reading a text message after hearing the ding, [...]

By | July 26th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

Why Performance Reviews are So Damn Painful for Leaders

By Michael Holland During a recent coaching session with a leader, he spoke about how tired he was having recently spent his whole weekend to get his employees' performance reviews completed and then delivered the reviews in back-to-back sessions on the Monday and Tuesday right after the weekend.  In my mind I thought "what an [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Managing Performance|0 Comments

My 20-Year-Old Non-Gardener – Managing Poor Performance

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By | June 28th, 2017|Managing Performance|0 Comments

How Often Do You Celebrate? Know the Research…

By Robin Perry I’m a proud mother. Recently we attended our daughter’s college graduation and we celebrated for 4 days! It may have seemed excessive, but 4 days to recognize 4 years of hard work – now actually seems a little light! How important is celebration and recognition? Very important. Based on Gallup research, one [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Managing Performance|0 Comments