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5 Mistakes New Leaders Make

by Michael Holland     Most leaders take on their first management role between the ages of 28 and 32.  They are put in charge of their former peers and expected to continue producing top notch work while they take on managing the team.  New to the job and with no training, these new leaders fall into habits which [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Role of the Leader|0 Comments

3 Ways to Convert Leadership Mistakes to Wisdom

by Michael Holland     In 1994 I made a classic management mistake. It involved a very stressful job, a struggling team, and two bags of marshmallows.  The short version of the story is that a consistently tardy team member to critical team meetings received a barrage of marshmallows when he arrived late again to our meeting. [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|Building My Team|0 Comments

Management 101: What You Wish Your Boss Knew

by Michael Holland -  Your role as a leader – should you choose to accept it – is to effectively manage the people asset you’ve been charged with owning.  This means: You are responsible and accountable for the effectiveness and productivity of each individual person on your team, as well as the team as a [...]

By | February 28th, 2018|New Leader|0 Comments

How to Tell If You Are a Wimpy and Dishonest Leader

By Michael Holland I worry at times that the gap which exists between leaders leading well and those who won't is growing wider and deeper.  Recently I re-watched the TED Talk  "Why Good Leaders Make Us Feel Safe" by Simon Sinek.  In the talk, Sinek inspires with stories of how true leaders provide a circle [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Building My Team|0 Comments

One Decision That Will Help You Create Healthy Leadership Habits

By Michael Holland As a leader, how do you analyze recent events, interactions, situations, encounters?  Do you have a critical eye seeking intelligence regarding how you have behaved and how your behavior impacted others? Looking closely at what we haven't completed or improved or how we behaved or could've behaved is a good habit.  Deciding where you're [...]

By | February 7th, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

Why You Should be an Everyday Leader With Lollipops

By Michael Holland New leaders waste so much energy.  They have to invest so much time and thought into how to do this leadership thing.  One day they're working side-by-side with coworkers and the next day they are walking in as the boss.  Think about the moment they walk through the door that morning into [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Effective Communications|0 Comments

Do Your Leadership Habits Need a Wake-up Call?

By Michael Holland The habits we create as leaders cascade into continual behaviors; sometimes for the good, other times not so much.  We’re not entirely sure what we do or don’t do, we just walk through the day doing this "leadership thing."  We sit in the same seat each day at the same meeting, we [...]

By | January 17th, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

Start Fresh: 6 Steps to Follow to Rehire Yourself

by Michael Holland     Remember those feelings of the first days and weeks in a new job.  The thrill of learning a new environment, the freedom from office politics and gossip, the flood of ideas, the intrigue with meeting your employees for the first time, the adrenaline rush of opportunity to make an impact, [...]

By | December 27th, 2017|Your Development|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 and [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Executives Should Know|0 Comments

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