Author Archive | Dr. Holly Latty-Mann

“Leadership Workshop for Me? How Insulting!”

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If you have ever had work associates respond this way upon offering them a leadership workshop (or maybe felt this way yourself at such an invitation), your company culture may suffer from trust issues. If you are someone they trust, they will attend. If you are someone they do not trust, then you need to […]

Avoiding Confrontation Erodes Credibility and Trust

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When conscientious people learn they are perceived as shirking responsibility whenever they avoid conflict or confrontation, they become motivated to step up to the plate and have that much needed conversation. Anytime people are perceived as shirking responsibility, trust erodes, and their credibility is undermined. The word confrontation comes from the Greek word that means […]

Self-awareness and Office Renovations

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We’re doing some major renovations in our office kitchen and bathroom areas and have some self-awareness reflections to share regarding customer service. Labor includes electricians, plumbers, and skilled labor, which means, most importantly, a project manager to coordinate all this. Our own clients know that self-awareness is really other-awareness, and we find that those who […]

Revisiting the Law of Polarities: My Blunders in Sales

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My biggest blunder in sales during my earlier years was related to when “more is less”. I would oversell. I honestly just couldn’t see how someone would NOT want our hallmark PLDP, so I figured I must be leaving out something. Or maybe they needed more proof. I finally resorted to another version of the law of […]

“Are You Sure You’re Not a Bad Boss?”

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Drawing upon a submission to The Leadership Trust® LinkedIn Group from Michelle Poche Flaherty  (Founder & President, City on a Hill Consulting, Inc.), I find fascinating this recent HBR article by Zenger and Folkman on “Are You Sure You’re Not a Bad Boss?”. Sometimes when I present to audiences interested in leadership topics, I ask […]

A Compelling Lesson from Hummingbirds: Attracting Abundance in Business

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Unbelievable! I just replenished a bottle of a nectar concoction for my backyard hummingbirds. Five can easily feed from this bottle and could feed nonstop for an indefinite period of time (thanks to my watchful eye to provide such abundance). Despite all this, the aggression I witness among these birds eliminates any from enjoying this […]

Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos: Leadership and the Art of Winning and Losing Graciously

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The other day I watched “Michael Phelps equal the record for medals won by an Olympic athlete when he claimed silver in the final of the 200m butterfly as Chad le Clos of South Africa took victory with the final stroke.” But what I observed next was perhaps a stunned Phelps seemingly snub the friendly attempt […]

My Near Death Experience – The Making of a Better Me

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On November 17, 2011 I found myself trapped in my car after a driver lost control of her car in a 70 MPH zone on I-40 and crossed over the median hitting the driver in front of me, whereupon both vehicles hit me at full impact. Coming to a screeching halt within nanoseconds of the […]

Getting at Root Cause and Consequences of Anger

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Anger is actually a cover-up for fear, hurt, or sadness, but we’re so caught up in our anger that we rarely connect with the soft emotions it tends to belie. Typically when someone makes us angry, we see a direct relationship between our upset and their comment or action.  Yet all of our emotions are […]

Do people REALLY get what is meant by leadership development when it is marketed as a service?

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Marketing leadership programs, coaching and consulting can be tricky. Ever notice that some people feel ashamed while others feel special to be sent for leadership coaching or development? “Maybe people will think something is wrong with me.” “Maybe they are considering me for a promotion.” It is important that coaches and leadership consultants market in […]