When your titles are longer than your name, you know you are a force to be reckoned with. Case in point: Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (Ret).
Mary isn’t your typical leadership consultant. She leads by example; a 21 year officer in the Navy, recently retired as Commander, she has trained over 40,000 military and civilian personnel around the world. She is an award winning and best selling author of many books, including Master Your World, 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in any Economy, and Money Smart; 360 Degrees of Leadership, Stop the Barking, and In Case of Emergency Break Glass. She is a professional speaker, and has earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association. She is a university professor with a PhD in Economics, and teaches at the US Air Force Academy, where she was recognized as Instructor of the Year.
The list of her accomplishments goes on, but I’ll stop there from sheer exhaustion!
However, if you’re imagining that Mary is something like George C. Scott in heels, you’d be in for a big surprise. She counters her intense work ethic, dedication, and drive with her charm, kindness and sense of humor.
In short, she’s someone you’d want on your team. On this episode, she is exactly that – openly sharing her advice and expertise to help us all succeed.
Her latest book, “Why Leaders Fail – and the 7 Prescriptions for Success”, delves deep into the surprisingly common mistakes managers, CEOs, and supervisors unknowingly make that derail their successes. The book comes with a bonus of over $700 worth of select business and leadership extras from some of the top names in the business!
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Finally, here’s that now famous bathtub picture from one of our all-too-serious Mastermind meetings!