President (Retired Corporate Executive VP)
Mike Adams & Company, LLC
Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Mike Adams, president of a business consulting and creative services practice, a retired corporate executive, is an author, and global speaker on business performance and transformation who is passionate around closing the gap between the executive suite and the talent offered by quality practitioners providing for accelerated performance.
Along with a select array of clients across sectors throughout his career, Mike has had responsibility and accountability for business results in executive positions with Florida Power & Light, FPL Group, Microsoft’s global performance director, and as vice president and officer in transforming Allegheny Energy from near bankruptcy to one of high performance.
His initiation to quality leadership and unique experience originated from serving as unit advisor to FPL, the first non-Japanese recipient of the Deming Prize, an award for systematic companywide performance administered by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers.
Adams is an ASQ Fellow and has been a mentor in the Emerging Quality Leaders Program. He has served on several boards of directors including ASQ, the Baldrige Foundation, Baldrige Board of Examiners, ASQ Awards Board, and several community boards. He is past chair of the Juran Medal for Distinguished Leadership and Ishikawa Medal, and has had several teams medal in the International Team Excellence Award competition. Mike has provided many keynotes worldwide with the most popular topics titled “ Transformation,” “Sigma Shmigma®,” and “Business Silos Be Gone!” and has authored several publications including: “Answering the CEO Challenge: Innovation Leads, Uncertainty Lingers” and “The Leadership Prescription for the Future of Quality.”
Tuesday, May 21
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM