27 November

November 29, 2013 Grounded Leader of the Week – Elon Musk

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Holiday travelers may have trumped SpaceX’s launch plans this week, but this sort of setback is part of a day’s work for it’s CEO, Elon Musk. In a recent Washington Post interview, Musk shared his anxiety about the Falcon 9 rocket launch, explaining that with a launch:  “You can’t issue a recall or do a…

25 November

What Are You Thankful For?

In America, all attention is on our celebration of Thanksgiving this week. It’s a traditional time for family, food and football. It’s also a celebration to remind us to practice gratitude and appreciation for everything in our lives. Here at Healthy Companies, we are grateful for YOU –  The Healthy Leader subscribers. Here’s why…  …

21 November

November 22, 2013 Grounded Leader of the Week – UK’s Julian Richer

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For most family and closely held businesses, planning for the next generation of leadership is the toughest and most critical challenge they face. But that’s not a problem for Julian Richer. He’s handing over his company, Britain’s largest independent chain of hi-fi shops, to … his employees! This week, Richer announced, “My life’s work is…

15 November

November 15, 2013 Grounded Leader of the Week – Denise Morrison

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Leadership is a family affair for Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup. Her sister, Maggie Wilderotter, is CEO of Frontier Communications. Both are among a rare group of women to achieve CEO status in corporate America. Morrison is Campbell Soup’s 12th leader in the company’s 143-year history. One of the big challenges Morrison and Campbell…

11 November

Are You Using Your Bragging Rights?

In our society, we’ve institutionalized an acceptable form of boasting. We call it “bragging rights.” We give people permission to brag about real accomplishments. Not surprisingly, bragging rights are most often used with sports achievements.  But today, we often see it on social media sites, like LinkedIn.  People have begun using their “bragging rights” as…

8 November

November 8, 2013 Grounded Leader of the Week

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Life is dynamic, so by nature, leadership is dynamic. We are all works in progress. At any given time, a snapshot can reveal elements of a Grounded Leader. That best describes this week’s Grounded Leader: Governor Chris Christie. The victory speech he gave this week was presidential. Even though he was celebrating his reelection as New Jersey’s…

7 November

New Book, GROUNDED, makes New York Times Best Seller List!

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Just got the news that my new book, GROUNDED, made it on the New York Times Best Seller list … landed #4! Thanks to you. If you haven’t already, please write your review, thoughts about the book, on Amazon. Appreciate all your support and help!

1 November

November 1, 2013 – Grounded Leader of the Week

Driven Humility. That’s the phrase often used to describe Suresh Kana.  His commitment to personal and business leadership development is refreshing, inspiring and noteworthy. Kana is the Senior Partner for PwC Africa, leading an investment of $100 million in people and infrastructure. He’s also providing leadership in the recruitment of thousands of partners and staff…