28 March

March 28, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Michelle Obama

Key Lesson: You catch more bees with honey than with vinegar. Eschew affectation or pretense, don’t pontificate or dispense wisdom. Your authenticity will shine through. This week Michelle Obama’s trip to China made headline news with her charm and her gentle political persuasion.  A goodwill tour (sans political tension and rhetoric), she used her version…

21 March

March 21, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Maiyet’s Paul van Zyl

Social entrepreneurs generate innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They tackle major social issues and offer new ideas for wide-scale change. This is the label that best describes our Grounded Leader this week. Paul van Zyl is Co-Founder and CEO of Maiyet, a high-end fashion brand  that sources artisan skills from all over…

14 March

March 14, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey’s Best Actor acceptance speech at the Oscars this month continues to generate buzz. Within minutes of the speech,  the blog sphere was all a twitter about his introspective speech, his lengthy thank yous and his expressions of deep gratitude. Within a few days, parodies were showing up on Saturday Night Live and YouTube….

7 March

March 7, 2014 – Grounded Leader(s) of the Week – Christopher Altchek and Jake Horowitz

They are New Media Rockstars, a quintessential Gen Y entrepreneur story. It goes like this … met in college, graduated, got jobs they quickly grew bored with, then decided to do what they loved – argue politics. From this passion came PolicyMic, a news and opinion site targeted at Millennials (think Slate meets BuzzFeed and…

4 March

House of Cards Frank Underwood’s Healthy Leadership

Our offices sit directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.. Much of our view is just like the opening sequence of the Netflix original hit series, House of Cards. This American political drama series is filled with back-stabbing leadership moves and intrigue. We thought it would be interesting to see if we could find…