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AUTHENTIC CHANGE

STARTS WITH YOU

Every day, when people and culture leaders fail to inspire others to do their best, progress stalls. Authenticity in the workplace builds trust, strengthens teamwork, improves outcomes, and sustains performance. My purpose is to help you to get there and to prosper.

 

Integrity by Design: Working and Living Authentically

If you or your organization lacks integrity, you’re out of alignment with what’s important. When work and life are out of alignment, it’s difficult to improve teams and organizations.

Life doesn’t work well without integrity. Authentic approaches to getting the best of others and our organizations requires integrity.

When authentic leadership isn’t present, managers squander business opportunities and waste potential.

In these poorly designed organizations, people and culture leaders fail to excite, engage or empower others to attain or to sustain extraordinary performance.

Integrity by Design: Working and Living Authentically provides a blueprint for authentic leadership and change in organizations. Every possibility for prosperity begins with a life designed with integrity.

Mike Horne brings first-hand experience and fresh approaches based on a career as a global leader designing great workplaces and developing extraordinary leadership talent. This book brings you closer to the ultimate pathways contributing to personal and organizational success.

Testimonials

What People Are Saying about Integrity By Design

“Integrity by Design is a lesson in authenticity. Read it, and it may change the way you lead in life.”

— Marshall Goldsmith, New York times #1 bestselling author

“Mike Horne’s book is both an inspiring and practical handbook for authentic leadership. It will strengthen every individual’s desire and purpose to lead a life with integrity.”

— Nancy Vitale, Co-Founder | Managing Partner, Partners for Wellbeing

“Integrity by Design is a powerful, timely book that holds up a mirror to everyday actions and provides a practical blueprint for living a life that inspires and ennobles the very best in self and others. I highly recommend it.”

Chip Bell, Author of Inside Your Customer’s Imagination

The Authentic Leadership Challenge

30 Days to Bring More of Who You Are to What You Do 

Do you desire to feel more authentic in how you live and lead? Hosted by Mike Horne, this Challenge is a gamified online experience powered by positive psychology, neuroscience and human connection.

The Challenge Dashboard features daily inspiration, bite-size coaching, mini tasks, meaningful reflections and supportive interactions with leaders from across the world.

By investing 5 minutes a day over 30 days, you’ll achieve congruence in your walk and talk – guaranteed!

Authentic Change Podcast

Mike Horne, Ph.D

Opening authenticity in organizations allows us to bring more of who we are to what we do. Mike Horne helps people and culture leaders to discover their authentic selves to create an open, trusting, and fun workplace.

Authentic Change Podcast

Mike Horne, Ph.D

Opening authenticity in organizations allows us to bring more of who we are to what we do. Mike Horne helps people and culture leaders to discover their authentic selves to create an open, trusting, and fun workplace.

Hello, I’m Mike Horne.

I am a people and culture change maker.
I work with leaders to open doors and possibilities. Authentically.
I work with you to advance and to achieve professional, team, and organizational goals.
I bring imagination, vision, optimism, and genuine real-life experiences to help you understand your desires and motivations, and most importantly, the needs of those you lead.
My advice and guidance are proven to help leaders bring the best of themselves, their groups, and their organizations.
Authentic Leaders Are…

Authentic Leaders Are…

Leadership is more important than ever in today's work world. With the challenges we face as a society, and as businesses, it is essential that we have leaders who are authentic and can inspire others to do their best work. But what is authentic leadership? In my work...

Three Practices of Successful People and Culture Leaders

Three Practices of Successful People and Culture Leaders

Several years ago, I wrote on three essential practices of successful Organization Development practitioners. As the lines between internal People and Culture (HR) disciplines continue to blur (e.g., change management, diversity and inclusion, leadership development),...

The Importance of Authentic Leadership in the New Era

The Importance of Authentic Leadership in the New Era

The modernist corporation has long favored efficiency over contribution, and as a result, many employees feel like they are merely a number. This recent era of management has placed a greater emphasis on fitting in and developing a normative culture rather than on...

How to Be Candid in Your Coaching Relationships

How to Be Candid in Your Coaching Relationships

Martin, an engineering executive, had been in the business world for a long time and was good at it. But he knew that he could be better. He needed someone to help him see himself in a new way, to help him grow into his full potential at this new stage of his career....

Resolving Conflict between the Engineering VPs: The CEO, Marty, and Sam

Resolving Conflict between the Engineering VPs: The CEO, Marty, and Sam

It was becoming more and more difficult to work in the engineering division. The two teams led by Marty and Sam were constantly butting heads. Their conflicts were now visible to many, and it was causing a lot of tension in the office. They were both right about their...

7 Ways to Grow Your Authentic Leadership

7 Ways to Grow Your Authentic Leadership

What does it mean to be an authentic leader? Many people think of authenticity as being genuine and true to oneself, but there's more to it than that. Authentic leadership is about creating a connection with others, engaging them in a meaningful way, and inspiring...

Civility, Kindness, and Authentic Leadership in the Workplace

Civility, Kindness, and Authentic Leadership in the Workplace

It is no secret that the workplace can be a stressful and sometimes difficult environment. With deadlines to meet, projects to complete, and constant demands from stakeholders, it can be easy to forget the importance of treating those around us with kindness and...

How to Share Your Best Accomplishments at Work and Why it Matters

How to Share Your Best Accomplishments at Work and Why it Matters

Authentic leadership and Accomplishment-sharing Imagine that you are the sales manager at your company. You've just closed a big deal with a new client. You're feeling proud of your accomplishment and want to share it with your team. So, you send out an email...

The Importance of Self-Awareness in Leadership Development

The Importance of Self-Awareness in Leadership Development

Leadership development is one of the most important investments a company can make. It's essential for organizations to cultivate a culture of leadership development in order to create a pipeline of leaders who can take the organization to the next level. However,...

21 Ways to Retain Top Talent & Reduce Uncertainty

21 Ways to Retain Top Talent & Reduce Uncertainty

Current circumstances shifted managerial practices in ways considered heretical or unimaginable at the beginning of the decade. Many now see the inherent value, worth, and productivity arising from remote or work-from-anywhere locations. And, astute managers raise...

Trust and It’s Importance in a Team Setting

Trust and It’s Importance in a Team Setting

As a manager, it’s important to trust your team and delegate tasks properly in order to prevent undermining yourself and damaging your team. In this blog post, we’ll explore the dangers of micromanaging, how to avoid undermining your team, the importance of trust in a team setting, and the role of delegation. By being aware of these potential pitfalls, you can take steps to avoid them and build a strong, effective team.

The 6 Behaviors of Successful Executives Driving Stakeholder Success

The 6 Behaviors of Successful Executives Driving Stakeholder Success

There's no question that being an executive is a demanding role. But it's also a rewarding one, especially when you're able to drive success for your stakeholders. Many organizations are in search of the key to success. What is it that sets some companies apart and...

How Growing Resiliency Contributes to Your Career & Work Well-Being

How Growing Resiliency Contributes to Your Career & Work Well-Being

Everyone has ups and downs at work. There are failed projects, challenging coworkers, and missed goals and opportunities. The eureka moments are also captured in product and process breakthroughs, incredible teamwork and collaboration, and extraordinary...

Impossible? Care, curiosity and change

Impossible? Care, curiosity and change

Confronting the impossible at work often seems just that, impossible. When conflict parks at the "Impossible Station," achievement and progress stall. Left unchecked, unresolved conflict diminishes personal effectiveness and risks organizational...

7 Powerful Actions When You’re the Manager in the Middle

7 Powerful Actions When You’re the Manager in the Middle

One of my colleagues, outstanding in every way, started on the wrong foot with a new colleague. Regardless of what I did (or didn’t do) or the passage of time, the relationship between my teammates deteriorated. I was confident that two bright, capable individuals...

How Authentic Leadership Can Help Your Business

How Authentic Leadership Can Help Your Business

How Authentic Leadership Can Help Your Business | Authentic Leadership

Want to build trust and connect with employees? Here’s how authentic leadership can help your business.

How to measure success in executive coaching

How to measure success in executive coaching

When it comes to measuring the outcomes and progress of executive coaching, there are a variety of methods that can be utilized. Learn more about how to measure success in executive coaching with this article.

Why Helping Others is Essential to Being a Great Leader

Why Helping Others is Essential to Being a Great Leader

Executives today want to be more than just leaders; they want to make the world a better place. And one of the best ways to do that is by helping others. Here’s why it’s essential for you, your team and your organization.

Five Authentic Leadership Actions To Create A More Candid Workplace

Five Authentic Leadership Actions To Create A More Candid Workplace

Are you tired of the constant politicking, office gossip, and hidden agendas in your workplace? If so, you're not alone. Many executives are looking for ways to create a more open and candid work environment. And while there's no silver bullet solution, authentic...

Four Authentic Leadership Reasons and Actions to Create Trust

Four Authentic Leadership Reasons and Actions to Create Trust

I've been thinking about the importance of trust in the workplace. In my experience, it's the single most crucial ingredient for engagement and success. Trust creates the foundation for authentic leadership. In the engineering and scientific environments familiar to...