Praise for MPIL

"New results require new thinking. The Missing Piece in Leadership is a shift
from the 'way it's always been done' to a 'what's possible?' mindset
that creates an endless well of options and opportunities."

-- Stephen M.R. Covey, author of the New York Times and
#1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Speed of Trust


We continue to invest in the latest technologies and systems, but as we all know, technology is only a facilitator. The people operating the technology is what gives us the fighting edge, and we seem to have lost our way when it comes to helping them grow. Doug's book is a key piece in helping organizations get results through their people.

D. Michael Abrashoff,
It's Your Ship

What if everything you’ve learned about how to manage people is wrong? Doug Krug says that if you’ve ever wished your employees were smarter, more efficient, and harder-working, the problem isn’t them – it’s you. The Missing Piece in Leadership invites you to set aside your 'best practices' and start asking the right questions about your role as a leader.

Daniel H. Pink,

Your insight and wisdom in leadership that has meant so much to the Colorado Rockie’s organization. As you were witness to, we were an organization in transition on 2004 when you first worked with us, and then a different organization in 2006 when we met again. No coincidence we made the World Series the following year in 2007. Thanks for your help and again, your insight.

Charles Monfort
Colorado Rockies Baseball Team

I use Doug's tools and approaches for meetings and it works every time.

Charlene Frizzera
Chief Operating Officer (Ret.)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

As an eye witness to the lives saved through the AMAZING impact of Doug Krug's concepts in action - all I can say is bravo! There are men, women, and children who are alive today through our nation's Organ Donation Breakthrough Collaborative that put these ideas to work. These souls are the evidence that demands a verdict on the powerful concepts embodied in this terrific book.

Charles R. Denham, M.D.
Chairman, Texas Medical Institute of Technology
Sr. Fellow Harvard
Advanced Leadership Initiative

Another home run for Doug Krug and Our staff look to us every day to see what type of leaders we are. Leadership is not a coat which we can put on and take off at our convenience. It is present in our decisions and our daily interactions with our staff.

Ari Zavares
Executive Director
Colorado Department of Corrections

If you have never had the exhilarating experience to visit with Doug Krug “live” this book is the next best thing. Prepare to be impressed.

Mark Caruso,
Managing Partner,
Success Associates, LLC.

Doug Krug, in a down-to-earth and practical manner, helps us to realize that in today's fast-paced world, leadership is not about knowing all the answers but rather asking the right questions. Krug shows us that effective leaders focus on building on what's working and in the process unleash creativity and inspire commitment.

Sandy Markwood
National Assoc of Area Agencies on Aging
Washington, DC

Regardless of how long you've had the privilege to lead, effective leaders are always looking for ways to improve! Whether you're new to the leadership game, or a grizzled veteran, Doug Krug has written an insightful book that will add some useful arrows to your leadership quiver!

Elliott Powell, Jr.
Assistant Director,
Federal Consulting Group
National Business Center
U.S. Department of Interior

From the first chapter, I was hooked. Then it got even better. Get ready to grow and be inspired starting NOW!

Steven Vannoy
The 10 Greatest Gifts I Give My Children
Stomp the Elephant in the Office

If you are hoping to find a checklist of things a leader should and should not do, you’re probably reading the wrong book. The revelation for me (in my interactions with Doug Krug) have not been the new things I’ve learned but in seeing all the old things I already knew from a different vantage point. When you free yourself from the cultural framework of good and bad or right and wrong or correct and incorrect, the world you live in suddenly looks at lot different. What a difference context makes.

Ivan Behel
Vice President & General Manager, Acquisition Solutions Division

Doug Krug has offered us all a brilliant gift in this recent book about leadership. His simple, straightforward message about awareness, intuition, and grassroots solutions to our workplace challenges provides a perfect roadmap for achieving our most ambitious personal, organizational, and institutional goals. A must read for today's leaders.

Jeffrey Page
Chief Financial Officer
Library of Congress

Doug Krug helped Convergent Media bring out our inherent leadership skills as our revenues grew by 700%. In order to learn from our mistakes, we must first admit them.

Jeffrey Freemyer
CEO (former), Convergent Media
Education Chair, Young President’s Organization

Krug takes the reader on a purposeful reflection and leaves him or her in a better position to achieve great things.

John B. Chessare MD, MPH, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer
Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Trying to solve today’s complex problems with yesterday’s thinking is like trying to play rugby with Monopoly rules.
The Missing Piece in Leadership combines solid leadership thought with real-life examples of how leaders apply the concepts. Author Doug Krug ‘gets it’ and shares his wisdom generously.

Robert White, CEO
Extraordinary People, LLC
Author, Living an Extraordinary Life

Doug knows that leadership is all about people. The effectiveness of leaders and their legacy will be based not on how smart they were, but on how they treated people and enabled them to live up to their potential. Doug provides real life examples of some great leadership qualities that will enable you to reduce organizational conflict and take your organizations to the next level.

David E. Dial
Chief of Police
Naperville Police Department

“The Missing Piece in Leadership offers a refreshing, common sense, approach to leadership from which all leaders can benefit. This latest offering from Doug Krug, through its humor and great stories, eases the reader into learning the lessons of asking great questions, how to get the most from their organization, and how to take a close look at how their leadership helps or diminishes success.”

Sheldon Greenberg Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Johns Hopkins University
School of Education

"Leaders have to question the mantras of old to prevent being "conditioned" This book is exactly what leaders need to increase their awareness quotient!"

Tim Cameron
St. mary’s Count, Maryland