February 4, 2019

Values and leadership, with Rick Miller

Episode 863:

Rick Miller is an unconventional turnaround specialist, a servant leader, and a go-to Chief. He is also an executive coach, an author, a speaker, and an expert at driving sustainable growth. For over 30 years, Rick served as a successful business executive in roles including President and/or CEO in a Fortune 10, a Fortune 30, a startup, and a non-profit. In each case, he was recruited from the outside to turn around poor performance in difficult times.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How Rick learned valuable business lessons from his father, the only HR person at one of the only non-union machine shops in Massachusetts
  • Why Rick is as focused on “human capital” as he is on financial capital in the organizations he works with
  • Why Rick chose to call his book “Be Chief: It’s a Choice, Not a Title”, and how it relates to his definition of power
  • How energy comes from self-understanding and the ability to “be still” despite all the background noise
  • Why clearly understanding your own values is critical for leading and influencing other people
  • Why all of Rick’s proceeds from the sales of his book will be donated to children with special needs
  • How to get access to a free questionnaire that will help you define your values compass and score you on clarity, influence, energy, confidence and impact
  • What differentiates “go go”, “go… but” and “no go” employees from each other, and why the distinction matters
  • What “I3K” is, and why it is the secret recipe for success in a leadership role and in business
  • How to reach out to Rick Miller, and why Rick’s book is different from other leadership books available

How to contact Rick Miller:


Stephen Woessner

Stephen is the CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast. He is the author of two bestselling books, speaker, trainer, and his digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and other media.