19 September

Ron Shaich, Panera Bread’s CEO – Grounded Leader of the Week

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My mantra—and one I know you’ve heard me say often—is “Leadership is personal.”   Well, this week’s Grounded Leader of the Week is taking leadership quite personally. Ron Shaich is Founder and CEO of Panera Bread. Last week, Ron was inspired to take personal action after reading the New York Times article, “On the Edge of […]

12 September

Dan Rockwell – Grounded Leader of the Week

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This week we salute Dan Rockwell for his Grounded Leadership online. Everyday he is sharing, guiding and directing people to learn about leadership.  His Twitter handle (@LeadershipFreak) and tagline (helping leaders reach higher in 300 words or less) say it all. Dan exemplifies the characteristics of social health* – transparent, intimate and collaborative – as he helps […]

5 September

Jeff Bezos – Grounded Leader of the Week

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The news business now sees glimpses of a new “golden era” thanks to a curiosity-seeking entrepreneur. The recent, bold move made by Jeff Bezos, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Amazon, to buy The Washington Post means BIG changes are coming. Bezos has been in Washington, DC, this week meeting with Post managers and staff.  His […]

27 August

August 28, 2013 – Martin Luther King

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Keeping the Dream Alive Fifty years ago, on August 28th, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) delivered his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. A man of deep principle, Dr. King personifies being a healthy leader in many ways. Deep self awareness, a life of positive emotions, and […]

19 August

Advertisers Teach Leadership

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Some of the most creative people work in advertising and they often poke fun or highlight corporate America to make a point or sell a product. I happen to think Ally Bank’s advertising agency has generated some funny and thoughtful commercials that can help leaders and managers reflect on their performance and skills. Here’s one […]

15 August

Drive to Succeed (Without Crashing)

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  Steve Jobs had an uncompromising drive toward excellence. Our CEO Bob Rosen speaks in detail about Jobs as a leader in his upcoming book, Grounded: how leaders stay rooted in an uncertain world.  Job’s leadership, specifically his vocational health, was so extraordinary he transformed seven different industries – from personal computers and animated movies […]

2 August

Monday Morning Mantra

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Monday Morning Mantra It’s far more than an alliteration. It could be your career changer.Things have and will continue to change so rapidly that prevailing wisdom today won’t necessarily translate into the future.  For example, over the past twenty years, we’ve heard that the place to be, career-wise, is information technology. That’s where all the good jobs would […]

22 July

Think Global. Act Global.

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  Think Global. Act Global. Do you have a ‘global‘ job title? If no, you probably should.Local-Global Tension Work and business are no longer local. If you have a website, you are part of the global economy. You need to be a global thinker. But … as our CEO, Bob Rosen, points out in his […]

8 July

Take it Personally. Leadership is Personal.

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  Take it personally. Leadership is personal. Will you be a great leader?  Don’t let anyone fool you. Making predictions about who will be a great leader is quite unscientific. Why? Because dealing with the people side of the business has too much variability, too many emotions, too many exceptions to the rule.Yet there are […]

3 July

Happy 4th of July: The 21st Century Independent Leader

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The 21st Century Independent Leader First published in Jossey-Bass Business Leader, July 2, 2013. Fourth of July Holiday message from our CEO, Bob Rosen: America’s Independence When we celebrate the Fourth of July, we do more than commemorate our collective independence and birth as a nation. We also honor the independent leaders and thinkers who […]