28 February

February 28, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – IOC’s Thomas Bach

The Olympic Winter Games in Sochi were a success thanks, in part, to IOC president Thomas Bach. A German fencing Gold medalist (1976) turned lawyer and business executive, Bach’s quiet leadership is reaping him accolades across the sports world and among the media. Developing productive relationships with the Russian hosts was key to making the…

20 February

February 21, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Twitter’s Dick Costolo

Our Grounded Leader of the Week started out as a stand up comedian. He then went on to found a company called Feedburner which was acquired by Google in 2007.  He is a leader who can deliver a punchline, and he did just that last week when he won CEO of the Year at the…

18 February
17 February

Do Executives Gossip? Let’s Hope So!

If you work in or consult to an organization, you have to be deaf not to hear the whispers, the innuendo, the gossip. Gossip is a natural part of the social fabric, a pervasive part of our human society. And it does serve important social functions. Gossip in the workplace is a central, evolved part…

13 February

February 14, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – CVS’ Larry Merlo

It takes courage to be the first. Especially if you are the first national chain of pharmacies to stop selling a very lucrative product like tobacco. In a bold move, CEO Larry Merlo announced on February 5th that CVS Caremark will stop selling cigarettes and all tobacco products at its more than 7600 stores nationwide…

6 February

February 7, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Pete Carroll

This week started with the Super Bowl and is ending with the opening of the Socihi 2014 Winter Olympics. It is only fitting that a sports leader is our Grounded Leader of the Week. Pete Carroll, NFL Super Bowl XLVIII winning coach of the Seattle Seahawks, is known for his laid back coaching style, and…

3 February

Leadership Games: Toss Monopoly, Tune Into Project Runway

If you are a leader working in an organization today, you are constantly riding the competition-cooperation seesaw. You must simultaneously cooperate (to get and keep clients, to get work done) and compete (for internal resources). Leaders who struggle with the competition-cooperation see-saw face constant anxiety, frustration and often career-ending jobs. What’s Monopoly Got To Do…