30 May

May 30, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Maya Angelou

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Key Lesson: Shape your own destiny. Create a future focused mindset. Imagine the possibilities of what you can become as a healthy, grounded person. Asked by Harvard Business Review: “As someone who’s known Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, what do you think makes a leader great?” This week’s…

23 May

May 23, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Barbara Walters

Key Lesson: Ask yourself regularly – what is my desired legacy? The answer will help you make the right decisions about your leadership and your career goals. To get a sense of what her early work life was like, just watch innocent-turned-career-savvy Peggy Olson on Mad Men. In fact, much of Barbara Walters’ career parallels the…

16 May

May 16, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Virginia Rometty

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Key Lesson: Leadership is a hard job, potentially hazardous to your health. Manage your energy wisely. IBM is one of the world’s most powerful and most experienced technology vendors — and has managed to stay a top player in the turbulent tech world for decades. This week’s Grounded Leader is credited with spearheading IBM’s growth…

9 May

May 9, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Richard Edelman

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Key Lesson: Be and act truthful. Keep your promises. Guard against the “Big Boss Disease” and engage with employees and customers. The job of this week’s Grounded Leader is to measure how badly (or how well) business leaders garner trust.  The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer results are not so healthy: Only one in four people…

2 May

May 2, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Adam Silver

Key Lesson: Be prepared to hit the ground running. Rely on your speed and agility to make decisions on many fronts – not just financial decisions. The honeymoon is certainly over for Adam Silver, commissioner of the National Basketball Association. He closed out his first 90-days on-the-job with a huge leadership test: How to respond…

1 May

Listen to Your Body, It’s Telling You the Truth!

When you think about physical health, your first thought is likely about your physique. I’d like to be thinner, I’d like to be beefier, I want to have a toned mid-section. These are common phrases we hear and frequently conveyed messages in today’s media. But physical health isn’t all about your outward appearance – in…