Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help

I’m sure you all have been watching the coverage of the devastation on the Texas Gulf Coast. Many of you have been asking, “How can I help?” That is the mark of a true leader, to look outside themselves and seek to help others! Thank you to the dozens who’ve already reached out to me […]

Join Me at JETC 2015! – UPDATED

  I’m excited to be presenting at the Society of American Military Engineers’ JETC 2015 next week in Houston, Texas! As a Life Member, it’s a privilege to serve my Society by leading a Speed Mentoring session, moderating a panel on Theater Security Engagement World-Wide in the Contingency Engineering Track, and presenting “The Five Be’s” […]

Proud to Join General Leadership!

I’m very excited to announce I’m joining the team of leadership experts over at! Mahalo nui loa to Brigadier General John Michel, Senior Curator and author of Mediocre Me, for this tremendous opportunity, and Matthew Fritz (also an author) for helping me get started. I’ll still be writing here, but will also be contributing to the […]

Secret Project Revealed!

Finally, my “secret project” can be revealed: my next book Patio Wisdom: Wise, Inspiring, and Humorous Quips From a Life Lived at Full Speed. The book is a collaboration with my brother,  Tony aka “Patio King,” and is a collection of his philosophical quips about life, our photos, and a few of my stories about […]

Light Blogging

I know I haven’t been writing much, sorry about that! In addition to my Secret Project, I’ve also been very busy in my “day job” ::: smile::: Please keep coming back, I look forward to hearing from you as a resume a more regular writing schedule!

Leading Leaders: The Workbook Now Available in the Lulu Store!

I’m very proud to announce that after many proof copies Leading Leaders: The Workbook is now available in the Lulu Store! Leading Leaders: The Workbook is a companion to my leadership book by the same title, but can be used as a stand-alone guide for discussion groups, seminars, and individual study. Thoughtful questions and chapter self-assessments will assist […]

Shh…Working on a Secret Project

I know I haven’t been updating this blog much, but I’ve been working on a Secret Project in my Inner Sanctum.  When I’ve completed the project I will finally rule the Tri-State Area! Well…not exactly.  But I have been working hard on my next book, Code Name: Talk Story Lanai.  I’ll roll it out in […]

“Leading Leaders” Now Available on Amazon!

Get your copy today over at! “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 […]