Speaker

To Schedule with Mike, you can:
Email Mike,
call (703) 938-7153
or Send Mike a Note

Sample topics – each can be tailored from one to four hours

Leadership Secrets: Ten Important Questions and Answers

  1. Why are there so few good leaders?
  2. How do we unleash the power in employee brains?
  3. Are leaders born or made?

Barriers to Employee Performance and What to Do About Them

  1. Three employee inhibitors and one crusher
  2. What motivates employees to higher performance?
  3. Three major boss blind spots

Essential for Great Executives

  1. Why organizational design is your weakest lever
  2. The two levers that accelerate transformation
  3. How to step around your management chain to mobilize employees

A sought after speaker, he is an acknowledged expert in applied leadership and organizational change and transformation. He combines leadership research with rich, relevant stories and a dash of humor to supply imaginative ways to increase employee satisfaction and organizational performance. In addition to consulting, Mike teaches or lectures on leadership at the National Intelligence University, Georgetown, the University of Salzburg, Notre Dame, and the University of Maryland.

Mike Mears gives an engaging series of talks on the topics of modern leadership, with an empathetic and rational approach that based on modern scientific findings. Mike know of what he speaks, having been:

  • Chief of Human Capital, CIA – Founding the CIA’s Leadership Academy
  • Turnaround specialist for GE
  • President of a well known Fast Food company
  • Senior VP GE Investments
  • Started up 11 companies
  • A General’s aid, combat commander, and decorated Vietnam veteran
  • Consultant to Intelligence Community senior leaders, and executives around the world

Mike applies his training from West Point and Harvard Business School together with his years of real world experience to provide dynamic and entertaining public speeches and invaluable organizational training.

Mike often speaks and offers training internationally and nationally to audiences of all sizes, including top executives, and management teams. Mike Mears gives over thirty keynote speeches and seminars every year. His clients include:

His topics tie-in the latest in leadership research. In the last five years we have learned more about leadership than in any other period in history. And just in time! Neuroscience, advanced polling, positive psychology, and academia have made significant breakthroughs in understanding the nature of leadership and why great leadership energizes organizations and people.

See Mike Mears Present

Please email Mike
call (703) 938-7153
or contact him online.

Listen to Mike Mears on his Podcasts

Human Nature

Podcast 16 – Understanding Human Nature

In this episode of the Leadership Raccoon Podcast, we discuss what is needed for a leader to capture the best  aspects of human nature, while learning to compensate for some…

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Mark Twain Quote

Podcast 15 – Fact Based Decision Making

There are important decisions to be made when you are in a leadership position. In this week’s episode of the Leadership Raccoon Podcast, we examine the crucial role of data…

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Problem Solving

Podcast 14 – Solving Problems

Problems are unavoidable in our daily lives and in our places of employment. but how do we go about identifying and overcoming these problems? Podcast 14 – Solving Problems was…

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Podcast 13 – Sharing Knowledge

Knowledge is a invaluable resource, and sharing it with others can lead to new insights when it comes to problem solving. Podcast 13 – Sharing Knowledge was last modified: February…

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Delegating

Podcast 12 – Delegating

Knowing how to motivate others is an important skill for a leader. Today on the podcast we delve into the topic of delegating responsibilities as a  way to achieve this…

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Direction

Podcast 11 – Have/Show Direction

This week on the Leadership Raccoon Podcast we examine the importance of having and showing direction in the workplace. Podcast 11 – Have/Show Direction was last modified: March 20th, 2017…

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Expectations

Podcast 10 – Setting Expectations

This week the Leadership Raccoon Podcast discusses why it is important for leaders to set expectations in the workplace. Podcast 10 – Setting Expectations was last modified: March 20th, 2017…

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passion

Podcast 9 – Passion

In this episode, the Leadership Raccoon Podcast explores how bringing passion to the workplace can make all the difference for a leader. Podcast 9 – Passion was last modified: March…

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vision

Podcast 8 – Vision

Today on the podcast, we discuss how having a vision contributes to good leadership in the workplace.

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humility

Podcast 7 – Humility

This week on the Leadership Raccoon podcast talks about the importance of humility for leaders in the workplace.

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Human Nature

Podcast 16 – Understanding Human Nature

In this episode of the Leadership Raccoon Podcast, we discuss what is needed for a leader to capture the best  aspects of human nature, while learning to compensate for some…

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Mark Twain Quote

Podcast 15 – Fact Based Decision Making

There are important decisions to be made when you are in a leadership position. In this week’s episode of the Leadership Raccoon Podcast, we examine the crucial role of data…

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Problem Solving

Podcast 14 – Solving Problems

Problems are unavoidable in our daily lives and in our places of employment. but how do we go about identifying and overcoming these problems? Podcast 14 – Solving Problems was…

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Podcast 13 – Sharing Knowledge

Knowledge is a invaluable resource, and sharing it with others can lead to new insights when it comes to problem solving. Podcast 13 – Sharing Knowledge was last modified: February…

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Delegating

Podcast 12 – Delegating

Knowing how to motivate others is an important skill for a leader. Today on the podcast we delve into the topic of delegating responsibilities as a  way to achieve this…

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Direction

Podcast 11 – Have/Show Direction

This week on the Leadership Raccoon Podcast we examine the importance of having and showing direction in the workplace. Podcast 11 – Have/Show Direction was last modified: March 20th, 2017…

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Expectations

Podcast 10 – Setting Expectations

This week the Leadership Raccoon Podcast discusses why it is important for leaders to set expectations in the workplace. Podcast 10 – Setting Expectations was last modified: March 20th, 2017…

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passion

Podcast 9 – Passion

In this episode, the Leadership Raccoon Podcast explores how bringing passion to the workplace can make all the difference for a leader. Podcast 9 – Passion was last modified: March…

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vision

Podcast 8 – Vision

Today on the podcast, we discuss how having a vision contributes to good leadership in the workplace.

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humility

Podcast 7 – Humility

This week on the Leadership Raccoon podcast talks about the importance of humility for leaders in the workplace.

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honest_failure

Podcast 6 – Honor Honest Failure

In this episode of the Leadership Raccoon Podcast we discuss how we can learn from and even be proud of honest failures. Podcast 6 – Honor Honest Failure was last…

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courage

Podcast 5 – Acting with Courage

What does it mean to have courage? Listen to the Leadership Raccoon Podcast this week to find out! Podcast 5 – Acting with Courage was last modified: March 20th, 2017…

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competence

Podcast 4 – Competence

This week the Leadership Raccoon Podcast covers the subject of competence in the workplace and when it matters most. Podcast 4 – Competence was last modified: March 20th, 2017 by…

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values

Podcast 3 – Live Your Personal Values

This week we discuss personal values and how they influence your performance as a leader.

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Leading with Optimism

Podcast 2 – Optimism

Explore why optimism is a critical skill for leaders and managers, and what effect it has on others.

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Leading with Humor

Podcast 1 – Humor

Find out how humor in the work place can be one of the most important ‘safety signals’ you can send as a leader. Podcast 1 – Humor was last modified:…

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