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.
Leadership Consulting Services
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.”
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.
“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
Leadership Articles & Resources
“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” - Ken Blanchard When I was a new supervisor, I asked my manager “how much authority do I have?” I was thrilled to finally have responsibility for other people, and company resources, and was anxious...
“Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner's manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage.” - Anne Lamott In the glove department of our vehicles, we find a guide that explains how our car operates. The user’s manual details what...
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” - William Arthur Ward Positivity — to see the best in every situation and effectively managing our negative thoughts. While positivity is appreciated in the...