Being Chief

is an ongoing balance of positive choices, values and accountability that create and sustain growth.

“Rick Miller is one of the most brilliant business thinkers and leaders of today.” TEDxWallStreet,

“This book reminds us that wherever you sit, it's possible to stand up and lead.” Adam Grant, Wharton professor, and bestselling author of Give and Take

“By redefining what it means to be a Chief, Rick Miller explains what it takes to truly be successful at work—and in life. Rick makes ‘power’ a good word again, and teaches us how to have and use it to bring out the best in ourselves and in others.” Susan Cain, Co-founder of Quiet Revolution, and author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking

“An easy to follow guide that can help leaders at any level unlock the potential in their teams.” Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness, and CEO of, Inc

BE CHIEF offers a simple and compelling roadmap of options for each of us to unlock our potential while being our authentic selves. As women, we have traditionally been more likely to help others succeed to be Chief rather than focus on ourselves. This special book offers valuable examples of women who do both!” Betsy Myers, Founding Director of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University, former Director of the White House Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach, and author of Take The Lead

“The leadership values and skills of a chief need not be confined to the C-suite. Rick Miller's outstanding new book, BE CHIEF, is a guide to ways in which you can bring your leadership skills up to the highest level, and inspire those around you to do the same. Don't wait for someone to hand you the title—be Chief now!” Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human

“I encourage Rick to help troubled Fortune 500 companies. He could positively impact any one of them.” Steven Schumer, IBM Chief

“Universal truths with practical tips and advice based on first-hand experience over decades of driving successful turnarounds. Read this book!” Jack Canfield, Co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, and author of The Success Principles

“Reading Rick's unconventional insights and advice on leadership and how to create a winning corporate culture in today's hyper-connected, hyper-competitive world is like having one head slapping ah-ha moment after another. More than a business book, BE CHIEF is a valuable reference and resource guide that you will find yourself turning to time and again.” Jim McCann, Founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

“A must read for anyone looking for an impactful briefing on a lifetime of leadership lessons.” Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 world thought leader in leadership

“For the new employee or the veteran leader, Rick provides thoughtful insights and true stories about rebooting your approach to the challenge right in front of you.” Gail McGovern, President and CEO, American Red Cross

“Read this one carefully—it is book to think about, not finish. Rick has an inimitable way of getting truth across.” Srikumar Rao, Author of Happiness at Work, and creator of Creativity and Personal Mastery

“Experience-tested guide for bringing back pride, discipline, creativity, and values to your organization and added meaning to your life.” James Heskett, Baker Foundation Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School, and author of The Culture Cycle.

“An engaging text that is not about techniques, but of character, and the difference it makes to effective leadership.” John Hamre, President and CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies

“It's one thing for a leader such as the Dalai Lama to remind us that human being is every bit as important to life success as is human doing, but it's another when a successful business leader nails it too: the being, not just the doing of Be Chief has a pervasive if not oceanic effect on success throughout any enterprise. Not since Peter Drucker declared that our most important managerial assignment is the management-of-self do we have a volume that gives us a roadmap to elevate the positive power of anyone’s sheer presence. Being Chief is a choice, not a title, says Rick Miller—and it pervades everything a leader does from living your values to creating workplaces of “viral engagement.” This is a great teaching tool.” David L. Cooperrider, Management professor and co-creator of Appreciative Inquiry, Case Western Reserve University