One of my heroes, the late Tom Landry, former Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, once said, the art of leadership is “to get people to do what they don’t want to do to achieve what they want to achieve.” What Coach Landry understood was that the basic leadership dilemma: how to motivate people to accomplish some […]
Excited to speaking today at AFP San Antonio’s 2013 Annual Conference. I’m doing two breakout sessions entitled “Foundational Leadership: Building Teams within Teams” which is taken from my upcoming book entitled Leading Leaders (former working title of Start Here). The presentation to the CEOs will be 1:30 – 3 pm, and the presentation to the […]
President Ronald Reagan sums up the idea of the fundamental nature of character and what it takes to make good decisions as a leader. In a May 1993 speech to the cadets at The Citadel in South Carolina, Reagan said: The character that takes command in moments of crucial choices has already been determined. It […]
My upcoming book, Leading Leaders, is filled with stories about leaders and personal stories from my own life since leadership is inherently a personal experience. Leadership is not the application of skills as much as it’s the focused attention on human interaction. Humans are complex beings that are the amalgamation of their own experiences, learned […]
Are you interested in reviewing Leading Leaders, or the second editions of For God and Country or Saturday Morning Catechism? Would you like to have your “blurb” published in the book? If so, please comment below (and include your email address) or email me directly!! At present, I’m working with Blue Mantle Publishing (thanks Maria!) […]
Start Here is the working title for my third book about leadership…and I’m thinking about Leading Leaders as the title I’ll publish. I’d love to get feedback, any thoughts? The primary target audience is leaders who lead groups that have subordinate leaders, but the principles are applicable to any size team or company.
What does a hike up the Manitou Incline have to do with leadership? Well, lots…for starters there’s the necessity for a person to master themselves in order to get to the top. Before a person can lead others, he/she has to see their goals, know their own limits, and most often persevere through a little […]
The final session with CMSgt (ret) Bob Vasquez where I discuss “Teamwork” and “Little Things Matter” is tomorrow! Listen online at KAFA’s website.
Into every author’s life, a little editing and proofreading must fall! 155 pages to go….luckily I’ve got help this time!
I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the San Antonio chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Annual Conference on Thurs, February 21, 2013. I’ll be presenting two sessions on my leadership philosophy, a character-based and time tested system that anchors any team-building effort and is guaranteed to improve morale, the work […]
This week I continue my discussion on leadership with CMSgt(ret) Bob Vasquez on KAFA 97.7 FM. This week’s topic is “Leaders Lead” where I talk about taking charge when you’re put in a leadership position. Listen live here, or find us on iTunes.
I’m back on KAFA-FM’s Character Matters! with Chief Master Sergeant (retired) Bob Vasquez to discuss leadership…this week’s topic is “Respect.” You can listen online at the Association of Graduate’s website.
Well…the first draft is complete! I’ve got some editing to do, then I’ll ask reviewers to take their first look as well. Still have to work on the title, though, Start Here is still the working title…for now!
You can listen starting today! The first topic is “Integrity”, and they started with my senior picture from my Aggie Corps days. Join us tonight at 8pm on 97.7 KAFA-FM for a preview of my new book “Start Here” (still a working title!).
I’m very excited to be appearing on USAFA’s KAFA-FM starting this Wednesday (16 Jan) in a four-part series based on my leadership philosophy. It was fun to spend a couple of hours with Chief Master Sergeant (retired) Bob Vasquez recording the series and I’m looking forward to hearing the finished product. While you’re at it, […]
I’m proud to announce that my third book, a leadership primer with a working title of “Start Here: The Foundation of Leadership” is nearing completion. I’m hoping to send it to the printer before June 2013. Watch this space for updates!
The first two books by Mickey Addison are now available online in the Lulu Marketplace, for the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader, and on iTunes here and here. For God and Country: Saturday Morning Notes for a Monday Morning World is a collection of short articles and essays covering contemporary topics for American Catholics. This […]