​​​​Mike Gibler

Mike Gibler

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Leavenworth, Kansas

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Battalion Commander, US Army 

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Consultant

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"Trust and empower your people ..."


Why they're a Crisis Leader:

I’ve had the honor of knowing Mike for several years. During our visits, I’ve learned a little about his family, his insights on conflict, and what it means to be an American patriot in a foreign land.

One theme of our conversations centered around the significance we place on the symbol of our country … the United States flag. Unlike most of us, though, he’s had to drape the remains of his soldiers killed in battle in the US flag before sending the fallen home to their families.

So, like many of the leaders that I interviewed, Mike’s commitment to the service of an idea bigger than himself was matched only by his commitment to serve the men and women he was responsible for.

As you’ll hear, the clarity and resolve he has for these two principles are one of many reasons Mike is a crisis leader.


#1 "What is a Crisis Leader?"

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#2 "What's an example when you relied on your own Crisis Leadership?"

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#3 "What do you know now that you wish you knew then?"

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#4 "What advice would you give someone who wants to improve their own Crisis Leadership?"

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#5 "Who is a Crisis Leader that influenced your career?"

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Key Takeaways:

  • Trust and empower your people
  • Learn from both positive and negative traits of other leaders
  • Ask people for advice … before there is a crisis
  • Train to be a good leader, it doesn’t happen naturally

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