About Us

You are in good company with this company!

Mike Adams & Company is a no nonsense business consulting and creative services practices. The consulting side of the business is a networked group of professionals and organizations that support the firm's mission. Mike's experience spans decades providing global experiences, knowledge, and decision making. The creative side of the business encompasses audio and visual arts supporting business strategies and recognition or as stand alone art works.


Vision


"to favorably move millions around the world" (est. 1992)


Mission


"To actively pioneer and enable organizations and individuals to realize their potential through effective and creative performance management strategies, techniques, and approaches… then get out their way...... or simply create works of arts for individual joy and reflection."


Values

 
  • Honesty and Integrity: to learn and improve requires "acting good” vs. “looking good."
  • Passionate: excited about the work; customers, making people great, driven for results.
  • Accountability: sense of ownership and partnership with clients; "skin in the game"
  • Fun: performance, improvement and fun are not mutually exclusive

 

Operating Philosophies

 
  • "Sigma Shmigma"® - a no lingo practical approach to getting results (2009)
  • "Customer driven approaches win out in the long run"
  • "People wake up each day wanting to serve their customers and shareholders"
  • "If we don't know where we're going, we might get where we're headed"
  • "We know what we know, but don't know what we don't know"
  • "Some don't know they don't know what they don't know" (new 2009)
  • Insanity: "doing the same things expecting different results"
  • Managing change goal: "being comfortable without being comfortable"
  • "Sometimes it's easier to change people than to change people"
  • "Inspect the expectation": (results, measures, behaviors, approaches)

 

Sources of experience, market practices, and knowledge:

 
  • Consultant, global speaker, author, artist, composer/producer
  • Vice President, Quality, Allegheny Energy, Inc.
  • Director, Global Performance Excellence, Microsoft
  • Corporate Quality Manager, FPL Group, Inc.
  • Exec Mentor, ASQ Emerging Leaders; UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA STAR
  • ASQ Fellow
  • ASQ National Board of Directors (2010-13)
  • Board of Directors, Florida Sterling Council (1993- )
  • ASQ Awards Board of Directors (2006-2010)
  • Chair, Juran Medal for Distinguished Leadership, (2002-2006)
  • Board of Directors, Secretary Baldrige Foundation
  • Member, past chair Quality Council (the Conference Board) (1995-2009)
  • Member, Global Quality Council (The Conference Board) (2000-2004)
  • Board of Governors, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • Judge, USA Today/ Rochester Institute of Technology Quality Cup (1992-2002)
  • Selection Committee, Ishikawa Medal, ASQ (1999-2003)
  • Member, Manufacturing Alliance- Council on Quality ('98-2000)
  • Board of Directors, Washington State Quality Award (2003-2004)

 

Education

 
  • MBA, Florida Atlantic University
  • B.S. Engineering, University of Florida
  • Leadership - Stan Slap and Levinson Institute
  • Mastery of Reengineering, Michael Hammer Institute
  • Six Sigma, Juran Institute
  • Six Sigma, Motorola University
  • Total Quality Management, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers
  • Executive speaking, Dr. Pfau

 



Secretary of Commerce, Carlos Gutierrez honors Mike Adams for his leadership of the Baldrige Foundation.
 
 
You have made bodacious contributions to AYE! The seeds you have planted will continue to yield fruit.”  Paul J. Evanson, Chairman, CEO & President, Allegheny Energy, Inc.
 
        
 
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