Leading Leaders Book Excerpt: Leaders Lead

As I alluded to in the stories from my time in the Aggie Corps, I’ve learned that leadership is not merely a matter of barking orders or acting “in charge.” The leader has to take charge and make decisions. Even in the military, we rarely bark orders. In an emergency or in combat, certainly, but […]

Proud to Announce Patio Wisdom!

My brother and I just finished a collaboration project that was heaps of fun to do. I think you’ll like it! Come and see what the fuss is all about! Patio Wisdom is a jaunt through the wisdom of an uncommon man! Inside are the musings of a life lived at full speed, where wisdom […]

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 […]

“Local Kine” Leadership

The natural beauty of the ‘aina (the land) and ke kai (the sea) in the Hawaiian Islands is legendary, but it’s the e komo mai (welcome) the good kama’aina (islanders) show to malahini (newcomers like me), that make these Islands of Aloha a wonderful place to live.  In fact, if you’ve noticed a slow down […]

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 […]

Be A Good Follower

Following is just as important as leading. To be a good follower means more than merely doing what your boss tells you but trying to see the bigger picture and understand where the boss is going. I maintain that you’ve got to learn how to follow before you can learn how to lead. So how […]

3 Military Books Every Leader Should Read

Actually, I think there’s way more than three, but since everyone is busy, I’ve narrowed it down to a few. 1.  War As I Knew It, Gen George S. Patton, Jr. The famous WWII general’s memoirs has loads of lessons in leadership, showing initiative, and strategic thinking. Very interesting reading that dispels a lot of […]

“Leading Leaders” Now Available on Amazon!

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 […]

Leading Leaders Published!

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.

Final Proof Copy!

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!

More Praise for Leading Leaders

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 […]

Olympic Sized Endorsement for Leading Leaders!

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 […]

First Review of “Leading Leaders”!

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 […]