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"Please read The Ethics Challenge.
Please act on it. Your professional and family life alike
literally depend on it. Bravo!"
Peters, "uber-guru of management" (Economist)
"When you read The Ethics Challenge,
you'll see that ethics is alive and well in america.
Mick have written an important book for today's leaders."
coauthor of The One
"Clearly articulates what's gone wrong and what
we need to do to get back on the right ethics track."
-Robert A. Eckert,
Chairman/CEO, Mattel, Inc.
"This book will enrich the lives of its readers
and transform everyone around them."
35th governor of California
"Brings virtue to life with stories and parables
that should be read by everyone."
Howard, author of Life
Without Lawyers & The Death of Common Sense
"The Ethics Challenge
will help leaders strengthen their core ethical behavior and
develop personally and professionally."
-Dr. Charles B. Reed,
Chancellor, California State University System
author and speaker on ethical leadership, on leading change, and on
government. He teaches ethics and business at the University of
serves on the Governing Council of the Ukleja Center for Ethical
California State University, Long Beach.
served for six years at the White House leading Vice President Al
to reinvent government, which made radical improvements in the way the
government operates while reducing staffing by over 400,000.
recruited Bob from his position as Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Installations, where, from 1981 to 1993 he
partnerships with top military leaders to streamline and invigorate
of 700 military installations world-wide, and to improve quality of
American servicemen and women. He started the model installation
revolutionized operation of military bases by substituting local
enthusiasm for bureaucracy and regulation.
He has given
speeches on ethics and on leading change for
the military, the World Bank, the governments of the UK, Turkey, Oman,
Italy, as well as universities around the world.
His first book, Confessions
of a Civil Servant: Lessons in
Changing America's Government and Military, is
being used as a
textbook in graduate schools of public administration around the US. It
praised by senior aides to Presidents G.H.W.Bush
and Clinton, chiefs of the Army, Air Force, and Navy, and by the chairmen
of Motorola, Harley Davidson, and TRW.
Tom Peters wrote the Foreword, in which
calls it “maybe the best text ever on large scale
received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He resides with his wife, Roxane
in Los Angeles.
Ukleja is the
founder and president of Leadershiptraq, a leadership-consulting firm
based in Southern California. He hosts Leadershiptraq Televised, an
interview show that profiles outstanding leaders. He helped found the
Ukleja Center For Ethical Leadership at California State University,
Long Beach, the second largest university in the state.
His recent book, Who
Are You And What Do You Want? Four Questions That
Will Change Your Life, has been praised by legendary coach
golf champion Gary Player, and many prominent leaders and CEOs. Ken
Blanchard, author of The
One Minute Manager, writes in the Foreword,
“This book is powerful. If you can answer the questions in a
thoughtful way, you’ll come out a better person, because
you’ll know who you are, what you’re doing, and
what’s going to guide your journey.”
Mick’s most recent work, Managing
The Millennials: Discover The
Core Competencies Needed For Managing Today’s Work Force,
scheduled to be released February 2010. He has worked with
entrepreneurs and corporate executives of businesses and organizations
ranging from Boeing to the Special Olympics. Mick also serves as
Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Astronauts Memorial
Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center, which oversees the Center for
Space Education. He is a principal in Bonita Bay Group, one of the
largest developers of master-planned communities in Southwest Florida.
Dr. Ukleja holds a B.A. in philosophy, a master’s degree in
Semitic languages, and a Ph.D. in theology.