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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 | April 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 | April 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 | January 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 | November 20th, 2017|Building My Team|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

Building a Strong Team is Both Possible – and Remarkably Simple

The single most untapped competitive advantage is teamwork. To gain this advantage, teams must trust each other in order to engage in productive conflict, commit to decisions, hold each other accountable and focus on achieving collective results. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ has a simple goal: To facilitate a learning experience that helps professionals [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Building My Team|0 Comments

3 Ways to Improve your Communication. Or Maybe Just Hire a Translator!

by Robin Perry Several weeks ago we welcomed Ester, a 17 year old young woman from Brazil, into our home. She will be here for a month, with a goal of improving her English. (Or maybe it’s her father’s goal.) I wasn’t sure what to expect as far as her English language abilities but what [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Effective Communications|0 Comments

How to Get Better at Achieving Your Long-Term Goals: Covey’s 4 Quadrants Productivity Tool

In several books by Stephen Covey, he describes a framework for prioritizing work that is aimed at achieving long-term goals by understanding the lack of need for work on tasks that appear to be urgent, but are in reality less important. He uses a time management 4 box method to categorize tasks on two continuum: [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Productivity|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

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