Mike Figliuolo

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Mike Figliuolo is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership. He’s the managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC – a leadership development firm. An Honor Graduate from West Point, he 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 an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro.
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Creating a Leadership Style That Grows With Your Business

It’s exciting to add new members to your team. Going from a company of one to two to many means your business is growing and succeeding.     It’s also terrifying.    Once you hire people, you’re also on the hook for motivating, teaching, coaching, and inspiring them. You need to grow right along with them. You...
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You Must Lead Yourself Before You Lead Your Company

If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’ve arrived?     If you want to be a great entrepreneur, you must pursue your passions. Doing so creates the virtuous circle of passions leading to success leading to passions leading to success. You must also ensure that your passions are controlled and...
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Know, Go, Grow – The Effective Way to Build Your Company

If your people don’t know where you’re taking them, they’re likely following you out of curiosity to see what’s going to happen or out of pure laziness. As the leader of an entrepreneurial venture, it is critical for you to lay out a compelling picture of the future, constantly innovate, and ultimately drive action.    ...