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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

4 Questions Great Leaders Ask and New Leaders Should Learn to Ask

By Michael Holland The parent tells their kid that as long as they are trying to do their best, that's what really counts only to berate them when their grades aren't up to snuff at the end of a semester.  The boss says he believes in a healthy work-life tension and that family is the [...]

By | October 25th, 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

Top 3 Excuses Why Leaders Don’t Meet with Their Bosses One-on-One

by Michael Holland      When I was a young manager working in Washington DC, my boss at the time began a certain tradition. Each week, she walked with me from our office, to and around the White House, and back again.  This 20-minute walk was spent talking about the hows and whats of managing [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Managing Up|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

What Does it Take to Lead Well and Our Quest for the 7K

By Michael Holland Somewhere today, within a 60 mile radius of Albany, there is a leader sitting at their desk with their head in their hands wondering how they can do what they need to do with their employee. They won't know who to ask for help.  They won't know where to look for help.  They won't really [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

DiSC: Comparison Reports Provide Actionable Ways to Work Better Together

If you haven’t used Comparison Reports, it’s not too late to start! These complimentary added-value reports compare two people’s DiSC® styles, providing them with actionable ways to work better together. Here are a few tips on how to leverage these reports: Onboarding Employees - Comparison Reports accelerate a new employee’s comfort level and ultimately their productivity within the team. [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|DiSC|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 [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments

3 Ways to Lighten Your Leadership Luggage

by Michael Holland We all carry around an invisible piece of leadership luggage. Some stagger under the weight of a huge steamer trunk; some lug an old suitcase, bursting at the seams; others shoulder a backpack, ready for the big hike; still others sling a svelte messenger bag casually over one shoulder.  Inside each piece [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Your Development|0 Comments