30 September

Let No Setback Go To Waste

Leadership is a high performance sport. You have to learn to deal with disappointments, you have to train for the long haul, keep yourself healthy and peak at just the right time. No one gets to the top without dealing with falls and setbacks. So what are the rules of this high performance sport? Just…

26 September

Pope Francis – Grounded Leader of the Week

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This week’s Grounded Leader of the Week is Pope Francis. We recognize him as a man of positive emotions – love, generosity, hope, forgiveness. A man of deep curiosity, his willingness to adapt to the changing times, to engage in new thinking, to challenge rigid, old models, has already earned him the title “Troublemaker” from…

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…

16 September

This Is Your LEADERSHIP Brain on Drugs

“This is your brain on drugs” public service announcement first appeared in the late 1980s and is one of the top 100 TV ads ever. From Breaking Bad to Amanda Bynes, it continues to be relevant in pop culture.  But we’ve come a long way from drugs that simply fry our brains. We’ve moved on…

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…

3 September

Don’t Ever Wear A Tie If You’re Naked

Steven Levitt, co-author of the best-seller, Freakonomics, talks about being authentic in a recent video about brands and authenticity.  After getting feedback on his personal brand and speaking style, he shares why he will … never wear a tie never stand behind a podium, and continue to be his bumbling self. httpv://youtu.be/7YYbKJA_4oQ Authenticity – One…