- They treat others with respect and have large networks of people who respect them.
- They surround themselves with “A” players who challenge them and elevate their game.
- They are smart enough to realize that not every idea works out, and they will quickly pivot to another idea rather than give up.
- They are relentless – in a good way – and use their drive to overcome obstacles and adversity.
- They take risks when others would have walked away.
- They hate to lose more than they love to win.
- They give credit to others, and never fail to show their appreciation for the contribution others make to their success.
- They strive to make a positive impact on everyone they meet.
Mike Harden is a seasoned international executive and business leader with over 42 years of business experience, 23 of which are at the CEO/President level. Although Mike has created and run a number of start-ups, he has also held senior positions with established growing companies, including President of a division of a Fortune 500 company. Mike is also a well-known and highly respected Executive Coach, developing, mentoring, and guiding CEOs and other C-level executives to be more successful. Mike has over 13,000 hours of coaching senior executives, and has taken numerous management teams through strategic planning, team building, and leadership programs. He also serves on several boards of directors and advisory boards. He has been interviewed and quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times; appeared on many TV shows, such as CNN’s Money Line; and has often been interviewed on news radio programs. Mike currently writes a prominent and respected business blog for the Huffington Post: (www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-harden), and his own blog (www.executivecoachdc.net). Additionally, Mike has testified before several Congressional Committees, advised Senators and Congressional Representatives on emerging technology issues, and consulted with business and government leaders around the world.