25 April

April 25, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Neil Blumenthal

Key Lesson: Be a rebel with a cause and you may just disrupt an industry. Doing good does make you happy. When Google Glass needed a fashion makeover last year, who did they call? The new hipsters in eye wear – Warby Parker.  Google couldn’t resist the company’s combination of benefit corporation status, Wharton start-up, and…

18 April

April 18, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Stephen Colbert

Key Lesson: Speak the truth to yourself, master your craft, and stay positive. This will give you the resolve to handle the forces of competition throughout your career and let you stay focused on producing lasting results. People yearn to follow leaders who have purpose and drive. For a very funny man, this week’s Grounded…

11 April

April 11, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Facebook’s Margaret Gould Stewart

Key Lesson: Having a higher purpose — pursuing something beyond your personal needs and aspirations — helps you connect with the world and make lasting contributions that improve people’s lives. Here are types of questions that keep Margaret Gould Stewart up at night: “How do we get software fully past the age of ugly into…

4 April

April 4, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – HBO’s Richard Plepler

Key Lesson:  Seize new opportunities by embracing  uncertainty and cultivating optimism. CEO Richard Plepler’s leadership abilities are being tested. His company, HBO, sits at the center of a disrupted marketplace and is facing heavy competition. As the mature and profitable industry player, HBO is the one newcomers are aiming to beat. Whether being poked by upstarts…

2 April

Spring Cleaning for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit

Spring cleaning is a practice the world over. Trees and plants are budding. The days are lengthening. Like every other creature in Nature, we feel a sense of renewal, and, with it, a desire to make our surroundings fresh so they can further enhance our better moods.  So why don’t we make the most of…