About Victor Prince
Victor is the Managing Director of DiscoveredLOGIC – a professional training firm focused on leadership development. His new book Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results is designed to help leaders use their time and effort more efficiently and effectively so they get the best performance possible out of their teams.
He teaches a course on the Lead Inside the Box method in which he facilitates your use of the approach covered in the book to create your own plan for improving your team’s performance. He’s also available as a speaker for your next event. Simply contact him if you’re interested in bringing him into your organization to speak.
Victor has over twenty years of experience teaching and applying advanced problem-solving, communication and presentation techniques. His experience is broad and covers both the public and private sector.
Victor began his business career as a consultant and case team leader in the Dallas and London offices of Bain & Company. He led strategy engagements with clients in the US, Great Britain, France and Spain in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, energy and office supplies. He was also a trainer in the Associate Consulting Training program, a two-week intensive session held annually to train new college hires from all Bain’s global offices in all aspects of Bain’s consulting, problem solving, and communication methods.
After Bain, Victor was a Senior Director of Marketing & Analysis at Capital One, responsible for internet marketing strategy. Over his five years with Capital One, he frequently taught a full day course on structured problem-solving and writing to Capital One associates.
Victor returned to public service as a member of Mayor Fenty’s cabinet in the Executive Office of the Mayor, Washington D.C. He served as deputy to the City Administrator, and was responsible for CapStat – the management program Mayor Fenty established to improve performance and accountability across the $10 billion local District government. He also served as the coordinator (“czar”) for the District’s use of the $240MM in federal stimulus funding from the 2009 Recovery Act. In addition to his regular duties, Victor trained other appointees on these problem-solving techniques.
Most recently, Victor served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the new federal government agency established in 2010 to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans. As COO, Victor was one of the top executives in the Bureau and managed a division with a $100+ million budget and a team of 300+ people responsible for human resources, information technology, finance, travel, facilities, security, procurement, equal employment opportunity, and the consumer complaint response center. In addition to those regular duties, Victor delivered training sessions on these problem-solving techniques to staff across the Bureau. Victor earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Some great leaders love the book – read their thoughts below. What are you waiting for? Get your copy of the book now and start getting better results out of your team. When you’re done with it, let us know what you think!
Refreshingly pragmatic, authors Victor Prince and Mike Figliuolo offer a simple yet powerful everyday framework for more effectively leading people and getting better results.”
– Ethan Bernstein, Asst. Professor of Leadership & Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School
One of the most difficult tasks in leading a team is making sure you’re getting peak performance from each individual. This book provides simple tools not only to assess each team member, but also to guide them to be better contributors to bottom-line results. The authors’ rich management experiences and real-life examples convey the effectiveness of their easy-to-follow methods for a better functioning team.”
– Connie Tipton, President & CEO, International Dairy Foods Association
Lead Inside the Box is a new, thought-provoking take on the age old question of how to effectively lead people at work. It combines a clever framework with great stories to drive its points home. I highly recommend it for anyone who leads a team, or who wants to lead a team some day.”
– David K. Lenhardt, former President and CEO of PetSmart
Great leaders have repeatedly cited importance of building a strong team. Lead Inside the Box offers practical frameworks and tips on how to do that, including the importance of flexing your own style to circumstance. The authors draw on their own experiences to help managers at all levels up their game and improve team results. A recommended read for sure!”
– Suzanne Tager, Senior Director, Retail and Consumer Goods Practice at Bain & Company
Lead Inside the Box offers fresh and practical advice for leaders looking to get better results out of their teams. I highly recommend it.”
– Amit Chatterjee, EVP of CA Technologies, Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40” 2010 Awardee
A business leader’s most crucial charge is to effectively manage people and time. Victor Prince and Mike Figliuolo provide a potent yet practicable tool targeted directly at the intersection of this dual mission.”
– Tom Macina, CEO of Mesirow Advanced Strategies Inc
Victor Prince’s and Mike Figliuolo’s real-world experiences fill the pages of Lead Inside the Box and their perspectives will immediately help you lead your team more effectively.”
– Paul Smith, author of Lead With a Story and Parenting With a Story
Real-life leaders will find that Lead Inside the Box tackles their biggest real-life problem: getting the most out of their teams without sacrificing every last bit of creativity, energy, and time in the process. Leadership is an investment; Prince and Figliuolo help us invest wisely.”
– Raj Date, Managing Partner, Fenway Summer LLC; former Deputy Director, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
This book comes at a critical juncture when ‘doing more with less’ doesn’t work for organizations already thinned down during the last recession. It teaches you how to lead yourself, and your team, to thrive in today’s economic climate.”
– Leah Treat, Director of Portland, Oregon Bureau of Transportation