Detachment

Chapter 35: DetachmentLeaders must develop the ability to know when it is prudent to "step outside of the firefight" prior to making decisions.Trust-Based...

Professional Reputation

Chapter 26: Professional Reputation"Get the essentials of leadership right and the money usually follows."Read More ==> https://amzn.to/2qvl8F6

3rd Law of Leadership - Lead by Example

From Trust-Based Leadership™: Marine Corps Leadership Concepts for Today’s Business Leaders...The 3rd Law of Leadership:"The members of an organization will...

Uncommon Bonds

Just finished reading this incredibly inspiring book. "Uncommon Bonds: A Journey in Optimism is an inspiring story of love, faith, strength and determination – and...

Friction

Chapter 34: Friction "As in warfare, every industry, profession, company, or team encounters two main types of friction: 1. External Friction These are things you have...

Criticism must always be accompanied by Solutions

A Roman General was the subject of politically motivated criticism and second-guessing from those far removed from the battlefield. He essentially said, "You're welcome to...

Competence and Cohesion

We live in interesting times, to say the least! The senior leaders of many companies had the foresight to envision a scenario in which “remote operations” would...

Actions > Words

The members of an organization will not remember what their leaders said during the Coronavirus crisis, but they will remember what they did. Forever. A Leader's Actions...

Beware of January 1st Deadlines!

As an executive coach, I offer these words of caution to my clients: “Beware of January 1st deadlines and implementations!” Executives often direct January...

Chapter 58: Ettore's Rules

"1. Character and Integrity are non-negotiable." Wise executives know that a culture in which integrity is non-negotiable, and is demonstrated by all leaders, is the surest...

Forbes Article

Forbes just published my article! Leaders: Can You Pass The Caller ID TEST? Mike's Article on Forbes

Chapter 28: Mission Tactics

Commander's Intent and Mission Tactics can be very effective in business!  For Trust-Based Leadership Book Go to:  https://amzn.to/2qvl8F6

Complacency

Success breeds complacency when an organization is led by leaders who fail to anticipate the unanticipated. The best leaders join their teammates in contemplating and...

Meetings Reveal Culture

On Time – Fully Prepared – Fully Engaged. This simple mantra communicated what was expected of every member of the publicly-traded Firm I served in for nearly...
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