Speaking of Leadership® Blog

Phil Holberton

Phil Holberton

Dedicated to helping you achieve your maximum potential

Peer Relationships in The Workplace

Peer Relationships in The Workplace

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why are peer relationships so critical in the workplace from a managerial perspective?  Trust.

Read More

How to Know if Your Onboarding is Effective

Why Onboarding Matters

Reading Time: 2 minutes Onboarding is a process through which a company integrates new employees into the organization. But why is onboarding so crucial?

Read More

Reflections on My First 80 Years

Phil Reflections

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, I am 80 years old, and the following is a compilation of my thoughts and reflections on my first 80 years. I’ve learned so much along the way, and I hope these lessons will help you live a life filled with love, joy, and peace.

Read More

Leadership Qualities: What It Takes to Be an Executive Leader

leadership within a group 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes The value of scarcity has been praised by poets, philosophers, and storytellers for thousands of years. They correctly point out that sometimes having nothing at all is preferable. Yet, it seems to me that few people think about the risks, challenges, and setbacks—all of which are equally important. We need

Read More

Executive Success: When The Best Factors Fit

executive success exchange

Reading Time: 4 minutes Leadership is extremely dependent on the interrelationships between other critical success factors. In short, you cannot lead in a vacuum. That would defeat the whole point of leadership. Moreover, the more established a business becomes, the more important it is to master its management. After all, certain success factors are necessary for effective leadership and executive success. Knowing this, is it invaluable for us to understand what is really necessary for executive development to bring results to the organization.

Read More

Success Factors: The Basis of Executive Leadership

succes_leadership skills

Reading Time: 3 minutes Success factors are necessary for effective executive leadership. They constitute the various forces (internal and external) affecting executives and business operations. After all, executive leadership depends as much on success factors like well-developed and goal-oriented strategies, proper procedures, and qualified staff as it does on managing interactions with the surrounding “system.” The end result is a systemic model that, when properly applied, has the potential to enhance effective leadership.

Read More

Talent Management: A Strategy for Optimization

talent management for optimization strategies

Reading Time: 3 minutes There’s no denying that talent optimization is becoming more significant across all executive sectors. However, if it’s not embraced by leaders at every level of an organization (from executive leadership to frontline managers to individual contributors), it cannot succeed. As a result, it’s more important than ever for executives to maintain talent management within an organization. With its usage, leaders can identify talents critical to success, pinpoint the individuals possessing them, and manage their growth.

Read More

Talent Optimization: The Secret Key to Success

talent optimization for success

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most organizations have strategic plans to achieve their executive goals. The only obstacles in the way of the plan stems from companies ignoring fair assessments of executive coaching. After all, talent optimization isn’t vital for executive teams that let opportunities for success pass them by. Its application of analytics helps ensure that organizations find the best candidates. Yet, talent optimization is critical for companies serious about effectively achieving executive goals.

Read More

Organizational Development: A Business Strategy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Organizational development is the systematic alteration of employee operations. Its primary goal is to foster general expansion within a business. Moreover, employees are significantly less likely to oppose change if they have a clear grasp of what’s happening and why; education, communication, and expertise are crucial factors in the implementation of change. As a result, clear leadership can direct the process and provide team members with direction.

Read More

Organizational Development: Personalized Executive Support


Reading Time: 4 minutes An organization would be nothing without its people. Even the best organizations need skilled leaders at all levels to stay motivated, supported, and guided in finding creative solutions to challenging problems. Leaders do not simply arise out of nowhere. Rather, organizations develop such roles for people to advance into executive leadership and assist firms in developing other leaders with company-based values, visions, and overall goals.

Read More

Set the Tone for a Successful Career

Don't let your title dictate your strategy. Rather, use these 7 steps for a smooth transition and to succeed in the most important period of your employment: your first 90 days.

As a new manager or leader, you have your work cut out for you but it's important to slow down and be strategic. Many careers get sidetracked during the first 90 to 180 days because the entry was too fast. Follow the advice in this free white paper to set the tone during your onboarding and to set yourself up for success.

Thank you for your interest! Check your inbox to confirm your subscription and receive your free white paper.