Why We Judge Others More Harshly Than We Judge Ourselves achievement advice effort interpersonal communication perspectives team Nov 21, 2023

To understand why people might have drastically different outlooks on life than we do, think of a kaleidoscope– we might have the same pieces, but the arrangement is different for each person, and therefore we see a different picture from one another. It’s not that we intentionally...

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Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Respect Can't be Bought or Demanded
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Respect Can't be Bought or Demanded authority leadership positive culture respect working relationships Nov 14, 2023

Respect is something that must be earned between two or more people, and despite popular belief, no one is owed respect because of their position. You may have earned a title, but you still have to earn the respect of others. That being said, it is important to note the difference between being...

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Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Building Success by Building Teams
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Building Success by Building Teams building trust business success commitment employee engagement job satisfaction team building Nov 07, 2023

Organizational success is dependent on the people that make up the company. Success cannot be attributed to just one person, though a leader will encourage others and guide them in the right direction. Everyone plays an important role in the growth and success of the organization, and it would...

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Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Decisions, People, Impact
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Decisions, People, Impact decision making growth and development impact leadership positive culture Oct 31, 2023

Leaders have a long list of responsibilities to fulfill, and one of those responsibilities is making decisions. When making a decision, the leader must respond in a timely manner, often deciding things on the spot. However, we still expect them to be informed and consider the various outcomes...

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Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Working Under Pressure
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Working Under Pressure choice ideal self procrastination transformation working under pressure Oct 24, 2023

We often see on job applications that an individual “works well under pressure,” but that can mean one of two things. It can mean that when the individual experiences a heavy workload, upcoming deadlines, and large amounts of stress that they stay calm and collected. They do not fold...

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Finding Your Path in Life
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Finding Your Path in Life choice following intentionality leadership development life advice self-acceptance Oct 17, 2023

Leadership is a skill that some people are born with, while others develop it. It often takes training, practice, and repetition for a person to feel comfortable within a leadership role, and the learning process never ends. There is always room for growth and development as a leader. In fact,...

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Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Generating Internal Control
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Generating Internal Control achievement behavior internal locus of control responsibility self belief Oct 10, 2023

How we view and interpret the world around us heavily influences how we conduct ourselves. People who go through life with an external locus of control believe that the outcomes they get are due to forces outside of themselves. If something happens that they do not like, they tend to blame other...

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Get on the Same Page with Clear Expectations advice business success clarity delegation expectations Oct 03, 2023

When someone tells you that they need something done “ASAP” or “by yesterday,” what does that mean to you? Is that a clear timeline for you to follow, or does it leave you guessing and panicking about how you will get the task done in time for when your boss/leader wants...

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Who You Are Right Now is Not Far Away From Who You Want to Be growth mindset ideal self potential self-belief self-evaluation Sep 26, 2023

When you picture your ideal self, do you think of that as an attainable reality? Sometimes it is difficult to imagine that we can actually achieve what we desire, but the key to moving forward toward that goal is the belief in self. Without a positive self-concept, you are holding yourself back...

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The Importance of Exercising Your Mind challenge yourself critical thinking effective processing learning mental wellness potential Sep 12, 2023

Imagine you never pushed yourself to learn more or never challenged yourself to do more beyond high school. What if you decided that you had reached your maximum potential? Where do you think you would be at right now? The world is ever-changing, as are you, which is why it is important to learn...

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The Key to Effectively Implementing Change change management dedication intentionality motivation Sep 05, 2023

People often get frustrated and give up on implementing change when they don’t see immediate results. This is especially true in today’s fast-paced society and competitive business culture. The average human attention span is 8.25 seconds, which is less than that of a goldfish. This...

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Getting People to Perform in Business advice business employee developement employee motivation high performance Aug 29, 2023

When people first start in business, they often give their very best. They want to live up to their résumés and recommendations, and they want to make a good impression. Their motivation is high, even if their skill might be low in the beginning. Through training and development, we...

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