One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (Hardcover)

The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership

By Mike Figliuolo

Jossey-Bass, 9781118049594, 238pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2011



A robust, authentic model for creating and clearly articulating a personal leadership philosophy

Based on leadership expert Mike Figliuolo's popular "Leadership Maxims" training course, One Piece of Paper teaches decisive, effective leadership by taking a holistic approach to defining one's personal leadership philosophy. Through a series of simple questions, readers will create a living document that communicates their values, passions, goals and standards to others, maximizing their leadership potential.

  • Outlines a clear approach for identifying a concise and meaningful set of personal leadership maxims by which leaders can live their lives
  • Explains and applies four basic aspects of leadership: leading yourself, leading the thinking, leading your people, and leading a balanced life
  • Generates a foundational document that serves as a touchstone for leaders and their teams

Simple, applicable, and without pretense, One Piece of Paper provides a model for real leadership in the real world.

About the Author

Mike Figliuolo is the founder andmanaging director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services firm specializing inleadership development, and a nationally-recognized speaker and blogger on the topic of leadership. An Honor Graduate from West Point, Figliuolo 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 anexecutive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please