Building Generous Leaders and Healthy Organizations
What IS a Generous Leader?
Good leaders and healthy organizations value diversity of thought, uniqueness of experience, and the human element over the bottom line. We aim to build a generation of generous leaders, who positively impact the world. Popham Associates bridges the gap between industry experience and human connection to help leaders grow, increase their authority, and build harmoniously productive teams.
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The Popham Associates Story
Popham Associates began in Millersville, MD with no clients, great optimism, and a five-year plan. The plan had been in place for several years — it needed a start date. After 32 years as a leader with State Farm Insurance, our founder Todd Popham retired with a vision of offering consulting, coaching, and training services to help individuals and organizations grow and prosper.
We owe our growth to our clients—allowing us to meet their needs, sharing their expertise and feedback to make us better, and referring us based on a quality experience. The Popham Associates journey has now expanded beyond Maryland to serving clients in eight other locations: Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, & North Carolina.”
15 Lessons for Busy Leaders
Great leaders know the importance of developing high-performing individuals and teams. They face the reality of time constraints, competing priorities, and too many potential solutions. If only there was a market-tested leadership resource filled with timely, practical ideas that work!
Five Minutes to Lead is a gift to the busy leader. The book offers fifteen five-minute lessons featuring real workplace challenges and practical recommendations to improve individual and team performance.
What Our Readers Have to Say
“I recommend Five Minutes to Lead to new and experienced leaders who want practical ideas to improve individual and team performance. Todd has been a valuable mentor to me and understands what works leading people. An easy to use reference with fifteen leadership insights that can be quickly read and put into action.”
Tracey Siems, Brigadier General, USAF
Todd’s latest book, The Generous Leader, is coming out in early 2023! Sign up for updates.
Leadership Articles & Resources
Agreeableness — Asset or Liability?
“When you start to work with someone, there's a negotiation that takes place involving what's going to happen when you have a difference of opinion. Most attempts at collaboration never survive the negotiation. Merely being agreeable is not enough.” — Walter Becker...
Leading Yourself: “Writing People Off”
We dismiss people in our lives who do not measure up to our expectations. People we see as failures. People who make us uncomfortable. People who challenge our thinking. We determine they do not add value and write them off. A common definition of writing people off —...
Confidentiality — Silence is Golden
“If I maintain my silence about my secret, it is my prisoner… if I let it slip from my tongue, I am it’s prisoner.” - Arthur Schopenhauer “Loose lips sink ships.” During World War II American soldiers were trained to prevent inadvertent information being passed on to...