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
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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Seek Influence, Not Control autonomy growth and development influence leadership Jun 06, 2023

What are some of the things that come to mind when you think of leadership? Do you think of managing people or do you think of guiding them? Controlling them or influencing them? Being a leader is not about being in control of others, enforcing rules, or giving out orders. Leaders guide others...

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But Where Do I Aim? coaching coaching and consulting employee coaching goals leadership Feb 16, 2023

One of the struggles employees are facing in today’s market is that of having a target to shoot for in success. We bring on new employees, take them through the paperwork, teach them to do a job, and then hope for the best. It has been my experience that hope is a pretty lousy strategy. We...

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Leadership Matters (A Reminder) culture jodyholland leadership positive culture strong leadership Jan 29, 2023

Leadership sets the tone for a team and determines whether or not they have clear outcomes. A great leader inspires their people to pursue a common goal while living into a set of core values, key habits, and respectful practices. While there are lots of people who are put in charge, many of them...

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3 Things To Find Success in Life… habits leadership success successful entrepreneurs Jan 26, 2023

We often think of success in life as this grand, complicated plan that needs to be created. That isn’t the case, though. The truth about success is that it comes down to some very simple things.

The first thing is direction. I see so many people that are going through life trying this thing...

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The Evolution of Performance Reviews employee feedback leadership performance management performance reviews Jan 13, 2023

Performance reviews have undergone significant evolution in American companies over the past few decades. Initially, performance evaluations were focused primarily on individual job performance, with little emphasis on employee development or goal setting. Even within that evaluative focus, the...

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Your Story Matters engagement leadership storyframe storytelling for business Jan 12, 2023

Over the past couple of decades, I have encouraged leaders to share the stories behind their entrepreneurial journeys. Some have been reluctant, stating it made them sound self-absorbed. Others have been excited, hoping to inspire stronger engagement from their people. Those who have embraced the...

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5 Workplace Trends Leaders Need To Focus On employee engagement employee motivation employee performance leadership Jan 07, 2023

I remember that Monday very clearly. I was sitting in a room filled with Gen Xers who had all started working for the same organization. An older gentleman, likely at the start of the Baby Boomer generation, stood in front of us and said, “You people scare me. You scare me because you are...

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Employee Engagement employee engagement employee motivation employee performance leadership Jan 04, 2023

Employee engagement refers to the extent to which employees feel invested in their work and committed to their organization. Research has shown that engaged employees are more likely to be productive, stay with the company longer, and have positive attitudes toward their work. Some factors that...

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Crafting Your Mission company culture leadership mission statement true north Jan 03, 2023

A mission statement is a statement of the purpose of a company, organization, or individual. It provides a clear, concise, and inspiring direction for an entity and serves as a guide for decision-making and action. A well-crafted mission statement can be a powerful tool for aligning and inspiring...

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Creating More Leaders employee engagement engagement leadership self improvement self-awareness Dec 29, 2022

We have to start with the premise that the main role of a leader is to create more leaders, not to gather followers. I have wondered what a difference this would make with organizations if they shifted their mindset away from trying to “make” people do what they are supposed to. The...

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