Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Embracing Differences
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Embracing Differences achievement employee motivation individual differences organizational strengths May 07, 2024

If you have siblings, then you probably know that two or more people can be raised in the same household by the same people and still turn out to be very different from one another. Why is it then that we expect our employees to be just like us? We have this idea in our minds for what success...

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Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Becoming a Great Manager vs. Becoming a Great Leader
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Becoming a Great Manager vs. Becoming a Great Leader achievement business advice growth and development inspiring others management and leadership Apr 09, 2024

Management is very different from leadership, but there are benefits to developing skills in both areas. When I think of managing others, I think of monitoring, measuring, and sometimes correcting employee performance. On the other hand, when I think of leading others, I think of inspiring...

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Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Managing the Important and the Urgent
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Managing the Important and the Urgent achievement potential priority management scheduling time self improvement Apr 02, 2024

We often prioritize the things that are urgent in business over the things that are important. That sounds effective in theory, but when we put off the things that are important, we are neglecting to work on tasks that produce long-term positive results.

We become the most successful when we...

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Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Forward Thinking: Planning for Future Generations
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Forward Thinking: Planning for Future Generations accountability achievement business planning business strategy business success generation z planning ahead Feb 20, 2024

Planning ahead not only encourages you to be intentional in your actions, it can also alleviate some general stressors and anxieties, help you manage time more effectively, and lead to you accomplishing more overall. By outlining what needs to be done and by when, you can map out specific...

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Jody Holland Training & Speaking | Leadership
Why We Judge Others More Harshly Than We Judge Ourselves
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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
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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Success Leaves Clues achievement business success imitation learn from others pave the way Aug 03, 2023

When you look for the signs of success, you’ll find clues that lead you to where you need to go. In the same way that our brains filter out information that is not important, our brains can also be trained to filter in information that will help us achieve our goals. Everyone defines...

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The Mental Crash Before Vacation achievement healthy mind rest time off vacation Jun 27, 2023

The sound of the waves crashing on the beach echoes in your mind. You think of the sway of the trees, the salt in the air, and the sun on your skin. Ultimate relaxation is just days away. Vacation is calling your name, but all you can do is feel the weight of the world on your shoulders as you...

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How to Stand Out in the Age of Information achievement advice great leaders stand out value May 17, 2023

 In a world where there is a plethora of information available at the touch of a button, leaders must fight to bring their companies to the forefront of a customer’s mind. The average attention span of a human is approximately eight seconds, which is a 25% decrease from 2000 to 2015....

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The Conditioned Leader achievement behavioral science leadership leadership development role models Sep 23, 2022

I have studied leaders and leadership over the last several decades and found some trends in their creation. The first thing I have noticed is that some people are more naturally drawn to the front of the crowd as leaders. When a person is young, they will often have a stronger jawline and appear...

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