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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

How a Hobby Revealed 3 Advantages to Shorter Planning and Feedback Cycles

By Michael Holland - Golfing is one of my favorite hobbies. A few years ago, I started looking at my scoring in 3 hole increments providing a look-back at 3 holes to see how I scored and a motivation and plan for the next 3 holes. With this rhythm, I was able to celebrate success [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:58+00:00November 14th, 2018|Productivity|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

The #Leadwell Daily Ritual: Becoming a More Effective and Happier Leader

By Michael Holland - Having worked with hundreds and hundreds of leaders, I find so many lack focus on working to become effective at leading well. The key is micro-behaviors.  Those little things that we do that have longer term ripple impacts.  The gap for most leaders comes from not intentionally creating habits that enable healthy micro-behaviors [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:58+00:00October 10th, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

Quick Data Points and Thoughts on Training Budgets

By Michael Holland - Attempting to create your first real training budget?  Already have your training budget but wonder how your budget compares to others?  Here are some quick data points and thoughts to help in both cases. Creating a Budget Using a Percentage of Payroll To create a budget amount use a percentage of total [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:59+00:00September 28th, 2018|For HR Leaders|0 Comments

One Habit That Will Make You a Better Leader

By Michael Holland - Many leaders are challenged with having coaching conversations with their employees. Coaching is a process of letting people know that what they do matters to you. Coaching provides direction and timely feedback. Coaching inspires, encourages, and challenges employees. Coaching should be continual.  It's small things that the leader sees and says [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:22:59+00:00September 26th, 2018|Managing Performance|0 Comments

It’s Not the Team Failing, It’s the Lack of Ideal Team Players

By Michael Holland -  The team is not the problem.  The team itself is not dysfunctional.  The team didn't wake up today and say hey, I'm going to be a dysfunctional team.  The team is simply a label being placed on a group of people who together create a entity that can enable tremendous success [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:06+00:00April 18th, 2018|Building My Team|0 Comments

Your Inner Circle: Are They a Catalyst or an Anchor?

by Michael Holland -  John Maxwell's 11th Irrefutable Law of Leadership (from The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You) states that a leader's potential is determined by his inner circle, those closest to him. Basically, your success as a leader, whether you're a CEO or a new supervisor, builds [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:06+00:00April 11th, 2018|Your Development|0 Comments

4 Examples of Leaders Trying to Solve the Wrong Problem

By Michael Holland Last year I got caught up in trying to get in better shape to lose weight.   I focused my energy on the goal of losing weight which, unfortunately, was the wrong problem to solve. To be successful, I needed to look at habits that could enable me to live a healthier life.  [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:11+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Productivity|0 Comments

How’s Your Team Doing? Team Assessment Package Special

The New York Times best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni and the acclaimed Everything DiSC® model come together in a breakthrough team development program proven to deliver business results. Based on the hit fable, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ takes self-awareness to the next level—across workplace teams using [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:23:14+00:00November 20th, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments