A little inspiration spotted at a local restaurant here on the Windward Side…reminds me of what my Dad said! I love it when people try to inspire each other and their customers, because that speaks volumes to me about that person’s sense of optimism. What do you do to help inspire others?
I’ve been a fan of Tolkien since I was a boy, and articles like this are one of the reasons why. Tolkien’s writing is so rich, that it’s possible to “mine” little nuggets of brilliance like these leadership lessons. By the way, if you liked the movies, give the books a try! (Hint: there’s more […]
Like all leaders, a military commander must manage their time carefully. It’s the only resource of which we never get more! These have worked for me as a commander and leader, perhaps they’ll work for you. 1. Organize your day, don’t let your day organize you. Whatever scheduling tool you use, remember that it’s your […]
My Dad taught me a number of really great sayings, but among the best he ever taught me was “’Can’t’” never gets anything done. Keep it out of your vocabulary.” Actually, the exact words he used were, “Can’t” never could do anything. You see, Dad always believed that if you try hard enough, work hard […]
Get your copy today over at Amazon.com! “Leading Leaders” is straightforward advice for leaders at all levels on how to be successful. Developed over a 26 year military career and a lifetime of leading, Colonel Mickey Addison lays out the foundation for character-based leadership. Illustrated through personal stories and anecdotes, Leading Leaders is a must […]
One of the hardest things a leader had to do sometimes is hold back enthusiastic employees or teammates who are so focused on perfection, they keep working on a project well past when they should’ve stopped. Sometimes “good enough” really is good enough. On one hand, you want employees to work hard and strive for […]
2. Don’t spook the herd. Emotional demonstrations are always counter-productive and stifle initiative. My second rule, “Don’t Spook the Herd” was born of several lessons I learned personally. Back in my cadet days at Texas A&M, I learned the importance keeping my emotions in check as a leader when I took over as an Assistant […]
On this Memorial Day, let’s pause to remember our warriors who’ve given all in the service of our country, and those who continue to serve. “God bless ’em, every one.”
The epub version of Leading Leaders is now available in the iTunes store!
1. Have a direction and know what it is. Go there. The first rule of leadership is for the leader to know where he or she is going. People look to leaders for inspiration and motivation, but above all, they look to leaders for direction. That’s why it’s so very important for leaders to lead […]
I’m proud to announce the publication of my third book, Leading Leaders! It’s available through the Lulu Marketplace in paperback and ebook…workbook will follow soon! Buy the paperback here, only $14.95! The ebook is here, only $9.99.
If all goes well, Leading Leaders goes final this weekend! The subtitle still needs refinement, and I have one last adjustment to make to one page, but the book should be done in the next couple of days. I’ll post an announcement when it’s available!
“To build something that lasts, you must start with a solid foundation.” This well-known adage forms a foundation itself for Leading Leaders. Drawing on his experiences leading people and organizations over a twenty-plus year career as an Air Force officer, Mickey weaves in stories that lend depth and context to the five bricks that comprise […]
For years I kept General Colin Powell’s “Rules” on a worn, type-written sheet of paper somewhere on my desk. His Rules had been published in a news magazine article, and I thought they were fabulous, so I typed them up and added a few of my own to the bottom. Over the years, I developed […]
The manuscript is done, the cover is done…now all I need is the ISBNs from my publisher so I can go final! Hopefully not more than another 2 weeks before Leading Leaders is complete and published!
Leadership is more than a 9-5 job, and no one lives leadership like the US military. Colonel Addison has lived a life and career of leadership, and he shares his lessons in this great read. Managers of all levels will benefit from this book!” -Mary C. Kelly, PhD, CDR, US Navy (ret) author of Master […]
I’ve been privileged to attend both Air Command & Staff College and the Eisenhower School where I heard dozens of very successful leaders from every walk of life speak to us: business executives, military leaders, politicians, and athletes. There were several common themes in all of their talks, and one of the most obvious to […]
Our nation is crying out for leaders. In this gem of a book, Colonel Mickey Addison shares the timeless lessons of leadership he learned in sports, in the Boy Scouts, and in a successful career in the US Air Force. Filled with unforgettable stories illustrating the principles of leadership, “Leading Leaders,” is a must read […]
If you are in a leadership position, then you must take charge and lead. I call this principle, “Leaders Lead,” the third brick in the foundation of leadership. “When in command, command.” – Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, 1885-1966 Although the term “manager” is a common title in business and public sectors, there is a […]
I was very privileged that USAFA Endowment President, author, and USAF General (retired) Steve Lorenz reviewed my book Leading Leaders! His review is below, and I’ll post more as the publication date gets closer. You can buy his book on Amazon at the link below. Thank you Sir! Colonel Mickey Addison is a leaders’ leader. I […]