About the Author
Mike Figliuolo is an honor graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated in the top 5 percent of his class. He served in the U.S. Army as an armor officer. After several years of leading soldiers in the army, Mike spent time in corporate America as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and as an executive in various roles at Capital One Financial and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.
Mike is the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC (thoughtleadersllc.com). He and his team train senior executives at leading companies on topics of leadership, strategy, communications, and innovation. A highly sought-after speaker and trainer, Mike has delivered his message to thousands of executives and leaders through keynote presentations, classroom instruction, and personal coaching.
Mike’s clients include Abbott Laboratories, Discover Financial Services, Heinz, Oracle, Cardinal Health, the Federal Reserve Bank, Bain Capital, Nationwide, ServiceMASTER, and many other industry-leading firms.
“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
–This text refers to the hardcover edition.