Leadership Development

We Build Leaders From the Inside-Out

Traditional leadership development is from the outside-in, focusing on skills and competencies. Effective leadership development begins from the inside-out, by understanding our consequences and developing our "self" first, thereby creating our self-awareness. We then clarify our core beliefs & values that define what we stand for along with our non-negotiables, which drives our behaviors and grows our respect, credibility and integrity. We become intrinsically motivated by a powerful understanding of purpose ("I Have A Dream" , "Put A Ding In The Universe") that attracts, excites and motivates others while giving us meaning and direction, while answering the question, "What and Why?".

NEW: "Leadership From the Inside Out" series beginning with "Building Your Leadership Foundation" workshop.

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  • D. Manayani
    I enjoyed working with Michael McGinnis as my career coach. His guidance was very helpful to help me navigate through this rough patch in my life.
    D. Manayani
  • T. Hall
    In the Midlands Tech/Bose Blythewood years that we worked together, I always knew there was something very special about you. I'm not talking about talent, exceptional expertise in your area, or your ability to put together excellent training. I see now what that was. It was your heart. That, my friend, is the best quality about you. You have lived a full life - excelling professionally and always caring more for others than for yourself. You have, and continue to, bless others.
    T. Hall
  • T&D Class - UCSD
    I enjoyed having Michael as my professor! Great presenter and motivator.
    T&D Class - UCSD
  • Onboarding Class - UCSD
    The feedback given by Prof McGinnis not only provided great insight and motivation but also helped guide me when I had steered off track. I greatly appreciated the preparation taken and level of organization made by him. I felt confident when applying the learned knowledge in my place of employment, attesting his superior teaching abilities and professional knowledge.Michael was Outstanding! very responsive and great comments and encouraging.
    Onboarding Class - UCSD
  • T&D Student - UCSD
    I really like how positive he was - Professor McGinnis was so engaged and supportive of everyone's input. He was super open to all questions and comments. He is clearly an expert in his field and I absolutely gained a lot of knowledge that I have already implemented in my career.
    T&D Student - UCSD
  • N. Stephen
    Mike was highly effective at taking on and leading complex Talent management initiatives. Able to navigate complex problems and stakeholders, Mike demonstrated significant results in all the projects he took on. Working across the globe and with individuals at all levels, and in many cultures, Mike was able to understand individual and team level motivations to influence positive outcomes.
    N. Stephen
  • M. Bush
    Michael's leadership enabled the organization to understand the power of Lean Six Sigma. Michael also went on to continue his own learning in the field and achieved a Six Sigma Green Belt certification as well as a Bose Lean Enterprise certification. Michael is also expert in program and project management.
    M. Bush
  • P. Righellis
    It’s not often we meet people in both our professional and personal lives that have truly gone deep to find their inner selves. You would be one of those people, and for that, you should be very proud for both the courage, perseverance and results.
    P. Righellis
  • M. de la Torre
    "He has been a coach and a mentor to me and to all his team members, Michael has a solid and positive impact in the development of every employee under his leadership."
    M. de la Torre
  • D. Gibson
    "I would have to say that Michael makes a difference in every person he comes in contact with. He is able to transfer his energy and passion for learning and personal development into an individual or a large group."
    D. Gibson
  • K. Gordon
    "I would not be where I am today without the commitment to my development by Mike."
    K. Gordon
  • C. Walker
    "I’ve left every coaching session with Michael feeling like I was ready for a bigger challenge."
    C. Walker

Leadership Foundation Workshop

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Other Favorite Leader Development Workshops

Managing Personal Change:
Being Resilient


Organizations don’t change, people do! Change – the very thing we love when it is in our favor, and loathe when it does not. The pace of change is excelling and impacting virtually every aspect of our life and society today. Learning how to cope and master change is one of the key competencies required for leaders, managers, employees and individuals.Click here to Read More

HBDI Assessment


Decode the way you, pairs and teams think. The ways individuals think guide how they work. The ways groups of individuals think guide how the teams they form work. The ways that groups of teams think (and work) make or break the companies they work for. The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI®) is a brain-based employee assessment tool built on the Click here to Read More

Franklin Covey: Leading at the Speed of Trust


One cannot lead others effectively without being able to lead themselves first. Whether leadership takes the form of parenting our children, volunteering for a charity organization, or the CEO of a major corporation; the ability to positively influence and develop others for the betterment of the individuals and a larger purpose (e.g. family, organizations, society), is what we need in our leaders today.Click here to Read More

Franklin Covey: Find Out Why


"Based on my experience with lean, the goal is to develop all employees as problem solvers and innovators. The premise is that those closest to the work, have the best ideas for ways to make improvements. The missing piece has been to link these innovations to the needs of their internal and/or external customers. Franklin Covey's program, Find Out Why, is a great way to empower your employees to identify innovations by putting them in touch with their customers. The following is provided by Franklin Covey...Click here to Read More

Personal Growth & Self-Discovery


"One of my passions in life is on the topic of Personal Growth & Self-Discovery. Overcoming adversity and struggle is common for many, as it was for myself. After making significant strides in my own life, part of my life's mission and purpose is to help others who are interested in; dealing with their past and the unhealthy beliefs that were formed, finding greater levels of happiness, meaning and fulfillment in their life, making sense of life, and discovering their full potential. It was a real honor to have a book published on this topic by a major publisher in this genre, titled, "Discovering Michael: An Inspirational Guide to Personal Growth & Self-Discovery"...Click here to Read More
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