About the Lead Inside the Box Method

Every employee is different, but unfortunately many leaders use a one-size-fits-all approach to leading. In doing so, these otherwise well-intentioned leaders are working harder than they should while not getting all they could out of their teams.

Lead Inside the Box gives leaders a way to get the best out of their teams by focusing their energy where it will make the biggest difference. A leader’s time and energy is precious. It’s a finite resource and must be invested wisely. The better you’re able to determine where you’re investing that time and energy, the more effectively you can lead your team.

This book teaches leaders how to:

– Figure out where they are currently investing their time and energy across their teams
– Identify the unique leadership needs of each team member
– Make smarter decisions about how and where to invest their time and energy to get the best results

Through simple frameworks brought to life with stories from the trenches, leaders will be able to see their own teams–and themselves–from a new perspective. Paradoxically these methods will enable leaders to improve their team’s performance exponentially while expending half the effort. By understanding the behaviors your team members will demonstrate and how you invest (or don’t invest) your time and effort into them, you’ll get a clearer picture of the 8 archetypical behaviors that can show up in the box. With that understanding, you can begin leading differently which will improve your performance.

What some great leaders are saying about Lead Inside the Box:

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

Lead Inside the Box is a must-read for leaders at any level. The concept of optimally investing your ‘leadership capital’ to get the best results from your team is a differentiator between good and great leaders. The practical and simple methods in this book will help you make much wiser investments and get better results.”
– Jim Hinrichs, CFO, CareFusion

Every leader wants their team to shine, but people development is often one of the most frustrating and difficult roles of a leader. In their excellent new book, Mike Figliuolo and Victor Prince show how to focus your most precious resource – your own time and energy – to ensure the people you lead maximize their potential as individuals and as a team.”

– Jesse Lyn Stoner, co-author Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision

My experience leading teams that work across the globe and across the hall tells me that this book would have helped me from the beginning, to be a better leader. With all the pressures leaders face, we must find new ways to lead our teams more effectively. Lead Inside the Box gives leaders a model of not just being effective but efficient; time we all sorely need. This is a great fundamental read for every leader and team member no matter what level you are at.”

– Rob Miller, Divisional Vice President, R&D and Scientific & Medical Affairs, Abbott Nutrition

Leaders are consistently being asked to do more with less. Lead Inside the Box provides leaders a simple yet effective construct for more efficiently spending their time and energy with their people to get significantly better results. Victor Prince and Mike Figliuolo have provided a realistic approach for being a better leader.”

– Sean Huffman, President, OhioHealth Neighborhood Care

I’ve seen many overly-complicated leadership models in my career. Lead Inside the Box breaks that mold and provides leaders something simple yet practical that they can use every day to improve their team’s performance.”

– Mark Naidicz, Vice President, Human Resources & Employee Relations, AbbVie

So what are you waiting for? Get your copy of the book now and lead your team both more efficiently and more effectively. When you’re done with it, let us know what you think!