Each organization in an institution or company has a job to do: Leaders exist to execute their jobs in support of their company’s objectives. That means, internal to an organization, leaders should support their bosses and their institutional goals. My experience is that people rise to the leaders’ expectations. Set high standards and hold people […]
In life and in business neatness counts, and attention to detail is important. Its both an indicator of the quality of the work the team is doing, and the quality of the team members themselves. In any case, the leader can tell a lot by the little things, and little things that may require his […]
“Leading Leaders: Advice for Executives and Those Who Want to be One” is nearing completion and I could really use some blurbs for the book. If you’d like to be a part of it, please leave a comment with your email address, thanks in advance!
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Into every author’s life, a little editing and proofreading must fall! 155 pages to go….luckily I’ve got help this time!
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 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 […]