28 October

NEW Book – Grounded: how leaders stay rooted in an uncertain world

It’s here! Our CEO’s new book, Grounded: how leaders stay rooted in an uncertain world, is now available just about everywhere. What can you learn from Grounded? Extensive research and hundreds of interviews reveal three basic truths: #1 Who you are drives what you do Grounded turns on its head the traditional idea of leadership…

24 October

October 25, 2013 – Women Congressional Leaders

The Federal government is back open and the dust has settled in Washington, DC.  We can now clearly see where the leadership came from to end the Federal government shutdown. With a willingness to deal and a disinclination to grandstand, a group of women senators turned the tide towards bipartisan compromise leading to the re-opening…

17 October

October 18, 2013 – Angela Ahrendts

Apple’s announcement this week that Angela Ahrendts will join their senior management team really caught our attention. With her picture joining the Apple Leadership page on the company’s website, she will become one of the leading women in tech. Her new job will be to take her retail fashion know-how and bring it to the…

15 October

Challenge Your ‘Truthiness’

The way to leadership success is making good decisions. But that begs the question: How do I make good decisions? Start with deep self-awareness. Know Thyself Well Your staff knows you pretty well. To manage their boss, it’s in their best interest to know your strengths and weaknesses. At a minimum, you need to know…

11 October

October 11, 2013 – Doug DeVos, Amway

Sometimes leadership comes in the form of healthy partnerships of healthy leaders forming strategic alliances. This week’s Grounded Leader of the Week is Doug DeVos, President of Amway. He leads the very successful partnership between Amway, the Chinese government and Harvard’s Public School of Government. Amway thrives in China, with Harvard’s help and its focus…

4 October

October 4, 2013 – Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman

This week’s Grounded Leader of the Week is Bill Gates, Microsoft Chairman. The iconic business leader’s transformation from extreme workaholic to balanced business leader and philanthropist is praiseworthy as a Grounded Leader. Gates’ path to a higher purpose, global connectedness and generosity of spirit is well documented especially since leaving Microsoft as CEO. Passion for…