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If you lead people,
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Leading is hard, complicated and filled with twists and turns

About Us

We wrote this book because we saw a need to fill the gap between what is taught in the classroom and what happens in real life experiences. What we observed boils down to three truths about effective leaders.

  • They have deep self-awareness and do the hard work of personal growth
  • They understand human beings: emotions, thought patterns, motivations
  • They connect in meaningful ways with others and invest in those relationships
Words of wisdom from the book's Narrator

“The best outcomes occur within the collective rather than alone.”

Micah, The Messy Truth About Leading People

“Letting an organization or popular thinking pressure you to lose your compassion, your moral compass or your core self rarely ends well.”

Micah, The Messy Truth About Leading People

“Power and status can be useful tools but without effective collaboration they can be destructive.”

Micah, The messy truth about leading people

“Your role models ought to be those who succeeded in spite of the odds stacked against them. Not the ones who skated to the top.”

Micah, The messy truth about leading people

“On a team without shitheads, great stuff can happen.”

Micah, The messy truth about leading people

“Ignore words like culture, innovation, transformation, strategy. They are just MBA lingo for working well together to get shit done.”

Micah, The messy truth about leading people