One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership

One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership

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by Mike Figliuolo
     
 

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A robust, authentic model for creating and clearly articulating a personal leadership philosophy

Based on leadership expert Mike Figliuolo's popular "Leadership Maxims" training course, One Piece of Paper teaches decisive, effective leadership by taking a holistic approach to defining one's personal leadership philosophy. Through a series of simple

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A robust, authentic model for creating and clearly articulating a personal leadership philosophy

Based on leadership expert Mike Figliuolo's popular "Leadership Maxims" training course, One Piece of Paper teaches decisive, effective leadership by taking a holistic approach to defining one's personal leadership philosophy. Through a series of simple questions, readers will create a living document that communicates their values, passions, goals and standards to others, maximizing their leadership potential.

  • Outlines a clear approach for identifying a concise and meaningful set of personal leadership maxims by which leaders can live their lives
  • Explains and applies four basic aspects of leadership: leading yourself, leading the thinking, leading your people, and leading a balanced life
  • Generates a foundational document that serves as a touchstone for leaders and their teams

Simple, applicable, and without pretense, One Piece of Paper provides a model for real leadership in the real world.

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"Devoid of the normal leadership philosophy B.S., One Piece of Paper is a simple yet profound guide for defining who you are and what you want to be as a leader. Read this book and write your own leadership maxims-it will make you a better leader and it may change your life!"
—Roland Smith, president and CEO, Wendy's / Arby's Group

"One Piece of Paper elegantly tackles the complex topic of leadership and makes it real, practical, and powerful for leaders in all walks of life. Leadership is about relationships. The approach explained in this book will help you build a strong foundation for the relationships you have with your team."
—Mike Krzyzewski, head coach, Duke University

"In One Piece of Paper, Mike Figliuolo brushes aside the buzzwords and offers a clear path to becoming a truly authentic leader. If you want your team to work both harder and smarter—not just because you're the boss, but because you're a trusted ally—buy this book."
—Keith Ferrazzi, author, Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone

"Because Mike Figliuolo is a leader himself, he truly understands the challenges leaders face in the real business world. His guidance and advice are practical, and in One Piece of Paper he zeroes in on the skills leaders need to compete effectively in today's global environment."
—Gail Leiber, director, Global Learning & Development Consulting Practice, Abbott Laboratories

"With professional ease, Mike joins with his reader through the building of leadership maxims, with a promise of collection into ‘one piece of paper’ at the end. The book feels like a conversation between two old friends, one of them being you."
—John Galvin, General, U.S. Army, Retired and Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe

"With his unique insights from decades of experience as a combat arms officer, management consultant, Fortune 500 executive, and entrepreneur, Mike Figliuolo has hit the mark with a must-read for leaders at all levels who want to radically improve their effectiveness."
—The Honorable David McCormick, Under Secretary of the U.S Treasury (2007-2009)

"Once I began it, I could not put Mike's book down as I learned how to learn about myself. Beginning with establishing an honest, personal introspective foundation, One Piece of Paper provides a hands-on, actionable guide to credible, effective leadership."
—Jack Partridge, president, Columbia Gas of Ohio, Inc.

"Dynamic leaders at all levels will benefit from Mike Figliuolo's experience and powerful approach. If you are ready to take ownership of defining your authentic style of leadership, then One Piece of Paper is the place to begin."
—Kim Gravell, vice president, Strategy Management, Cardinal Health

"One Piece of Paper is exceptionally framed, forward-thinking, and thought provoking. Mike Figliuolo provides key leadership insights and perspectives that are real. This book represents concise, practical, and effective thinking on leadership, and plainly said, this approach works."
—Darcie Zeliesko, group leader, Heinz North America

"Mike Figliuolo's maxims approach to leadership provides a simple yet profound template for developing the kind of synergy, trust, and confidence essential for successful organizations."
—Robert F. Foley, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Retired

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118123379
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
646 KB

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Meet the Author

Mike Figliuolo is the founder andmanaging director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC,a professional services firm specializing inleadership development, and a nationally-recognized speaker and blogger on the topic of leadership. An Honor Graduate from West Point, Figliuolo served in the U.S. Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an assistant professor at Duke University, a consultant at McKinsey&Co., and anexecutive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visitwww.onepieceofpaper.com

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One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
duaneP777 More than 1 year ago
Mike Figliuolo has a great concept; forget all the double-speak, hype, and game playing and take an honest look at yourself. The idea that leadership begins within is timeless, yet people often look to gimmicks and quick fixes for leadership growth. Mike helps you to explore what it is that you do and why you do it. He strips away the surface veneer and talks about what it takes to grow and develop as a leader. I personally spent over 6 months working on the concepts in this book, a small chunk at a time. The results were Well Worth It!!! I now have a set of Maxims that I use to guide my day-to-day conduct, as well as to inspire long-term strategic and practical thought. I recommend that you buy this book and settle in for an in-depth look at yourself and what it takes to be an effective leader. Keep a notebook handy and dig deep into this book - in a time when I was really struggling, this ideas in this book were essential in getting myself back on track. This book is a keeper! I find myself referring back to it all the time and have 2 copies - paper for home and e-book for when I travel. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.