Leading Leaders Review: Christian Knutson of The Engineer Leader

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“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 […]

More Praise for Leading Leaders

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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 […]

Take Charge

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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 […]

First Review of “Leading Leaders”!

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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 […]

Moral Courage

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Most of us will never lead troops in combat or run into a burning building to save someone, so physical courage is not something that will ordinarily be required of us. Moral courage, however, is required of everyone daily. Daily decisions about how to do our jobs and live our lives form us into the […]

Learning to Let People Lead, and Sometimes Fail, Develops Leaders

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Leaders have to grow their company’s future leaders, because even those with natural leadership ability need training and mentoring. This means that branch managers, assistant managers, team leaders, project managers, etc., have to deliberately develop their teammates’ and employees’ leadership skills by giving them opportunities to lead and then letting them. Give people the opportunity […]

Thanks AFP!

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Two great breakout sessions at AFP San Antonio’s 2013 conference, thanks everyone who came to hear me speak! I enjoyed meeting the presenters and participants, and the conference committee members were awesome. If you were there, I’d love to hear from you…please leave feedback in the comment section if you like.