Mike Figliuolo is the Founder and Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, a professional services training firm specializing in leadership development. An honor graduate from West Point, Mike served in the US Army as a combat arms officer. Before founding his own company, he was an Assistant Professor at Duke University, a Consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an executive at Capital One and Scotts Miracle-Gro. He is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (www.onepieceofpaper.com), Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (www.leadinsidethebox.com), and The Elegant Pitch: Create a Compelling Recommendation, Build Broad Support, and Get it Approved (www.elegantpitch.com). Mike’s blog and the programs he teaches can be found at www.thoughtleadersllc.com.