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“Are You Sure You’re Not a Bad Boss?”

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

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

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

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

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

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

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

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 […]

Family Discord and Abuse: When Disrespectful, Bullying Behaviors at Work Go Unchecked

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

In my first management role a few decades ago, I had a direct report who on occasion would bully me and others.  In dire need of leadership development, I made some futile attempts to manage this problem behavior before eventually firing him. It took a lot of personal work on my part since that time […]

Some people mature while others just have birthdays.

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

This is a quote coined by my nonagenarian mother. I have always regarded it as speaking to the degree of one’s leadership effectiveness. So how do mature leaders (people) differ from those one might otherwise regard as immature? I think we can best see those differentiators during periods of stress or crisis. An anonymous phrase […]

Research shows Millennials favor training and development over all other employee benefits including bonuses.

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Pricewater Cooper’s survey interview with 1200 company leaders cross 69 countries offered this finding regarding our generation Y work associates. This is a retention and recruiting issue. With baby boomers retiring and Generation X filling their roles, there are multiple opportunities to prepare Generation Y candidates to subsume job responsibilities of the now-vacated Gen X […]

“The Four Channels: All You Are Is All You Need” (Excerpt 1 from upcoming Roadmap to Success)

Posted by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann on

What are the biggest challenges that keep people from unleashing their full human potential? The biggest challenge is FEAR—False Evidence Appearing Real. Too often we contaminate our current moment or distort our reality from past failures, criticisms, regrets, resentments, and remorse. Other than gravity and mortality, our limitations are pretty much self-imposed. But what about […]