Michael Baskin


Mike Baskin teaches Effective Leadership at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he received the Distinguished Faculty Award in 2012. He also teaches many programs for the school’s Corporate Learning Solutions department that focus on leadership development and emotional intelligence.

Mike is Director of Knowledge Sharing at evolveusa.org, a professional peer leader organization designed for business owners to get to the next level through integrated use of assessment tools and curriculum insights. He was president, and now serves as an advisor, to Inclusion Solutions, a company whose products make businesses accessible to people with disabilities.

Mike is former Co-President of Mark Shale Inc., where he worked for over 20 years. He was responsible for developing a high performance organization that built sales through an extreme service culture, resulting in excellent customer loyalty and outstanding employee retention. Mike is a skilled motivator, seller and team builder, with a strong organizational structure and human capital focus.

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2010


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Director of Knowledge Sharing



Inclusion Solutions


Mark Shale



Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management

Master in Business Administration

Vassar College

Bachelor of Arts

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