For fifteen years Mike Rognlien has learned from some of the best (and some of the . . . not best) people in the corporate world. His tenure at Facebook as a consultant to Microsoft and at numerous other companies-from insurance to banking to Silicon Valley-taught him valuable lessons in responsibility ownership and accountability and the fine art of T-shirt printing. And now with a mix of wisdom and rueful humor he's sharing his accumulated work and life lessons with you. Yes you.
Because if you want your career and therefore your company to be the best they can be that's how you have to start thinking of them: as yours. You have to fully understand the role you play the good and the bad impact your behavior has on all of the people around you and the unconscious biases that can control your thoughts and decisions if left unchecked. You have to be sure that this is what brings you real fulfillment. You have to be prepared to fail spectacularly badly and recover with a flourish.
And you have to be ready to control your wrath when you're served duck twice in one week. (Trust us-the story does apply to you.)
Mike Rognlien is the founder of Multiple Hats Management a consultancy focused on building leadership at every level of an organization. Before starting his own company Mike was one of the founding members of the L&D team at Facebook where he spent 6.5 years building all things learning &ndash onboarding manager development hard conversations and in partnership with COO Sheryl Sandberg the company's Managing Unconscious Bias training.
Prior to joining Facebook Mike was the Director of Microsoft Client Services for Intrepid Learning Solutions. He has held similar senior L&D positions at Washington Mutual Bank Intel Corporation and USAA. He holds a bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication from California State University Sacramento and mastered in HR and Organization Development at the University of San Francisco. He has been PHR certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute since 2004. Mike resides in Chicago.
". . . an in-your-face conversation between you and one of the most insightful effective and genuine pros in the field of human performance." &ndashJoseph Grenny coauthor of NYT-bestselling Crucial Conversations and Influencer
"If Facebook has a unique culture and if Facebook stands as an example of a better way to build a company&ndashand it does&ndashthen Mike's insights lessons and passion helped make it so." &ndashMarcus Buckingham NYT-bestselling coauthor of First Break All the Rules and author of Now Discover Your Strengths
"Don't let Mike Rognlien's spicy language fool you. He is as devoted as I am to the idea of leaders caring about their people supporting their growth and development and setting them up for success." &ndashKen Blanchard coauthor of The New One Minute Manager® and coeditor of Servant Leadership in Action