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About Mike Nwankwo

As Founder & CEO of Apogee Leadership Group, LLC and an Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, Mike is certified to facilitate, speak, train and coach individuals and groups in the areas of leadership development, professional skills and personal growth. Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, he is equipped with the tools, resources and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance and profitability.

Choose Wisely

As I was studying my favorite book this weekend, these two words stood out, choose wisely. Although they are not explicitly written, they are implicitly understood. An organization was experiencing rapid growth. They were growing so fast that several needs were left unmet. A certain group of people felt as though they were excluded or […]

Leading in a Crisis – Practice Three

Practice Three for the leader is to discover the root cause. There are times when you may discover that what you believed was the primary root cause is actually the secondary cause. For example, many believed the COVID-19 pandemic was the root cause of their organizational struggles. But when they dug deeper, they found a […]

Leading in a Crisis – Practice Two

Practice Two for the leader is to enlist the help of others. You and I are not Atlas. Neither are we Wonder Woman or Superman. John Maxwell asserted, “One is too small a number to achieve greatness. You cannot do anything of real value alone”. Teamwork is at the heart of great achievement. When the […]

Leading in a Crisis – Practice One

Practice One for a person leading others through a crisis is to acknowledge the situation by facing reality. Max DuPree said, “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.” During a crisis, leaders do not have the luxury to ruminate on how things used to be. Nor do they have the comfort of […]

Are You Ready to Lead?

Leadership is intentional. It takes preparation. It calls for a personal investment in yourself and in others. There are at least three questions each person should ask themselves before embarking upon the leadership journey. Others will be asking the same questions about you if they are not already doing so currently. They will ask: 1. […]

The First Habit of an Effective Leader

As I scanned news feeds, I read about the various investments companies are making to improve its operations, grow its footprint, add additional services, or increase its revenue. MCPc (Cleveland based data protection company) made an additional investment in Erie, PA. Intel just laid the cornerstone for Mobileye’s new global development center in Jerusalem. Cleveland […]

How to Reach the Distracted Generation

“How do we reach this younger generation who are so agitated and distracted?” The questioner went on to state, “They are on their smartphones at work all the time. This could create errors on the job.” Can you sense the frustration in both the question and the statements? However, this isn’t only about Millennials. Workers […]

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