—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
From the Inside Flap
Leadership seems complicated to many. With competing philosophies and methods, as well as a rapidly changing workplace, is it possible to clearly, succinctly, and simply convey your personal approach to leading others?
One Piece of Paper provides an authentic, accessible model for any leader to do just that. Simple, applicable, and without pretense, it's real leadership for the real world.
Based on leadership expert Mike Figliuolo's popular "Leadership Maxims" training course, One Piece of Paper guides you through a simple approach for creating, articulating, and living your personal leadership philosophyone that can be shared on a single piece of paper. Figliuolo's model distills leadership to four easy-to-understand aspects:
Leading yourself: What motivates you and what are your rules of personal conduct? What do you want the "future you" to look like and stand for?
Leading the thinking: Where are you taking your organization and how will you innovate to drive change?
Leading your people: How can you lead a team as individuals rather than as faceless cogs in a machine?
Leading a balanced life: How do you define and achieve equilibrium between work and personal obligations?
By answering simple, provocative questions that guide anyone to a set of personal leadership maxims, you build a living document that communicates your personal passions, goals, and standards that define your leadership style. The result: one piece of paper that provides an accessible touchstone for both you and your team, enabling you to work together effectively, build your organization, and achieve great results.
With the simplicity of its approach and the powerful, deeply meaningful set of leadership maxims that it inspires, One Piece of Paper will help anyone achieve his or her true potential as a leader.