Welcome to the Leadership Maxims Forum!

Whether you’re a new leader or an experienced one, it helps to articulate your own set of personal leadership maxims. These maxims provide you a touchstone you can refer to every day to remind yourself how you want to show up as a leader.

A maxim is nothing more than a rule of behavior or conduct.  When you write a personal set of maxims that have deep emotional meaning for you, they can guide your actions and decisions as well as make you a more powerful and predictable leader for your team.

One Piece of Paper and the Leadership Maxims method require you to look at leadership beyond just leading your people.  To that end, this approach covers four critical aspects of leadership:

Leading Yourself Leading the Thinking
Leading Your People Leading a Balanced Life

To help you get started on creating and refining your own maxims, go to the leadership aspect forum pages above.  On them you can share your own personal maxims and the stories behind them.  You’ll also get to see maxims and stories from other leaders.  The sharing of ideas on leadership is a core part of the leadership maxims method.  Head on over to the forums now and start learning and sharing.

One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership is the basis for this approach to leadership. The target audience for this method is anyone in a leadership role no matter how large or small. You must have a desire to understand yourself as a leader and must want to better define and create consistency around your leadership style.

In addition to the book and this forum, classroom instruction and keynote presentations on the Leadership Maxims approach are available.  Please contact us to arrange for this course to be trained at your organization or to have Mike Figliuolo come deliver a keynote presentation on the topic at your event.

What some great leaders are saying about One Piece of Paper:

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

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

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)

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 of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone

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

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

So what are you waiting for? Get your copy of the book now and become the leader you’ve always wanted to be. When you’re done with it, let us know what you think!