The Anywhere Leader Book

How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment

About the Book

Written by Mike Thompson, a noted thought leader and CEO of SVI, this groundbreaking book draws on extensive research and Thompson’s military and global business experiences to show leaders how to navigate the unknown and come out on top. After thousands of interactions, interviews and observations, Thompson found that the leaders who have advanced their careers through tumultuous times are the ones who find a way to build trust and contribute quickly in any setting in which they are placed.

The three traits that define Anywhere Leaders are:

  • Driven for Progress
  • Sensationally Curious
  • Vastly Resourceful

In addition, The Anywhere Leader answers the critical questions of the current economy:

  • How do you do more with less?
  • How do you create initiatives that are inspiring and sustainable?
  • How do you work across corporate cultures, geographical boundaries and generation gaps?
  • How do you motivate others and leverage relationships?
  • How do you see beyond your traditional role and take the necessary risks to move forward?

The Anywhere Leader is filled with information and strategies for increasing any leader’s ability to contribute, influence and succeed anywhere, anytime.

Get the Book

The Anywhere Leader is available at book stores across the country and these online retailers:  AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-A-Million.


Praise for the Book

Heifer International leaders operate all over the world in the most difficult conditions possible. Population growth, poverty, climate change, water shortages, regional conflicts, genocide, land grabs, cultural divides and corruption are all part of their daily, shifting realities. The Anywhere Leader unambiguously surfaces the fundamental traits needed to be able to absorb all sorts of shocks, instill confidence in the mission, and focus on the impact for the benefit of all.
— Pierre Ferrari, CEO, Heifer International
It has become clear that the new normal for health care is dynamic change. I don’t believe this situation will resolve itself in our lifetime. To be successful today, you must be able to build positive relationships with stakeholders quickly and effectively. Gone are the days when you had the luxury of time to replace a leadership team with familiar people. It is imperative that you make a positive contribution from day one, no matter the conditions and no matter the obstacles. The Anywhere Leader provides solid and practical research-based answers for doing exactly this.
— Michael McCurry, COO, Sisters of Mercy Health System
I don’t like the phrase ‘born leader.’ I don’t believe leaders are born – they’re developed. And perhaps the best way to develop leaders is to introduce them to new environments and responsibilities. Mike Thompson uses his experience and research to give the reader a road map for plunging into these uncharted waters successfully.
— Donnie Smith, CEO, Tyson Foods