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Mike is the Chief Instigator of the Lead Change Group and co-author with 20 other Lead Change Instigators, of The Character-Based Leader: Instigating a Leadership Revolution... One Person At A Time. His mission: Elevate Purpose, Mobilize People. (Or is it Elevate People, Mobilize Purpose...) He's passionate about energizing motivated people to make a positive difference. Please comment below or click on Mike's social media links to connect.

Instigator Hangout April 12, 2014


Imagine the irony of “following” a leadership development community. Think about it. If we want to develop leaders, must we make them “follow” us? Have you ever considered how pervasive the idea seems to be that we must be taught or that we must be led? In true Lead Change style, we are setting out » Read More

Interview with Instigator John Bossong

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We last interviewed John Bossong in the November 2012 Lead Change newsletter and wanted to get an update from him as to where he is now in his leadership journey! In his original interview, John shared his background in leadership: I’ve been in leadership positions for most of my career, in the transportation industry. I believe » Read More

15 Lessons from 5 Years of Lead Change Group

15 Lessons 5 Years | Lead Change Group

In late March, 2009, after 4 months of thinking and planning, I decided to start a leadership consulting business named the Lead Change Group. I also decided to create a group on LinkedIn to connect with like-minded folks and potential prospects.  So on March 30, 2009, I went to the LinkedIn Groups section and clicked » Read More

Meet Instigator Leigh Steere

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Each month in our newsletter, we feature an interview with one of our Instigators. Recently we featured an interview  with Leigh Steere, Co-founder, Managing People Better, LLC—a management research firm/think tank. Professional kettle-stirrer. Writer. Curriculum developer. Connect with Leigh on her LeadChange profile, website, or Twitter and check out the Managing People Better assessment where you can get some feedback on » Read More

4 Steps to Influence Change Through Resistance

Horseshoe bend, Arizona

Great opportunities lie on the other side of the status quo. We’ve all heard lines like, “We’ve never done it that way;” or “We tried that back in 1975…” or “That won’t work.” Something inside you knows a process, product, or result can be improved. You’re sure if they’d only listen, commit to a new » Read More

Meet Instigator Paul LaRue

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Each month in our newsletter, we feature an interview with one of our Instigators. Recently we featured an interview  with Paul LaRue, management and sales executive making it a point to be an example of leadership for others to follow.  Looking to make a difference in this and the next generation of leaders. Creator of The » Read More

20 Questions on Selling Change


I saw an interesting phrase the other day that I felt I needed to address: selling change. Wondering through several facets of the analogy presented by the idea of selling change, my mind began to chase a series of questions. See if any of these strike you. And at the end, please offer your own » Read More


March Leadership Development Carnival

The Ides of March – corresponding to March 15 – is known as the date that Julius Caesar was killed in 44 BC. Although Caesar had been warned of his fate and counseled not to attend the Senate meeting where he’d be assassinated, he didn’t listen. If Caesar were reincarnated to lead the masses today, I’m » Read More

3 Nations, 4 Years, 15 People


On February 19-21 2010, the Lead Change Group came to life. Real life. Prior to that time, we were just some friends on Twitter and a LinkedIn group. Most of us had never met face to face. On those days in 2010, we launched our own little corner of a global movement. Fifteen people drove » Read More


Revolutionary Impact Boot Camp

Revolutionary Impact Boot Camp

We’ve been kicking around some new ideas here at Lead Change. We’re grateful that you read our blog. We’re glad to be connected. We believe in creating influence based on who we are and using that influence to make a positive difference. Your best you will create your greatest influence, assemble the most exciting community » Read More

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