Expert on Leadership Development
Mike has authored the following:
Numerous leadership articles in the Marine Corps Gazette including:
General Robert E. Hogaboom Leadership Writing Contest "A Heart Two Sizes Too Small: Avoiding Grinch Leadership"September 2006, First Place
Major General Harold W. Chase "Boldness and Daring" Essay Contest, "Achilles Down: The Marine Corps' Critical Vulnerability" February 2006, First Place
U.S. Naval Institute Marine Corps Essay Contest for article "Culture Isn't Just For Yogurt" published in Proceedings magazine, November 2005, Second Place
General Robert E. Hogaboom Leadership Writing Contest, "Voices of Commanders Past", October 2005, Honorable Mention
General Robert E. Hogaboom Leadership Writing Contest, "The 'Emperor's New Clothes' Approach to Leadership", September 2002, First Place
From the National Speaker's Association:
"According to the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), companies that invest more heavily in workplace training are more highly valued on Wall Street and their market value is growing more quickly. The study, the first of its kind in the performance arena, compared companies' expenditures on workplace training during 1996 with their sales and profit performance during the first half of 1997. By looking at two sub-groups in the study-those companies investing an average of $900 per employee on learning and those investing an average of $275 per employee-researchers found that, among 40 publicly traded companies in the sample, the top group outpaced those in the bottom group by:
· 57% higher net sales per employee;
· 37% higher gross profits per employee; and
· a 14% higher ratio in market-to-book values.
ASTD's study makes crystal clear the bottom-line benefits of investing in your workforce with the type of training professional speakers provide."
(From www.nsaspeaker.org )
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