27 June

June 27, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Bob Fallon

Key Lesson:  Don’t run from problems. Adapt, mitigate, collaborate for solutions. This week’s Grounded Leader was among a prominent contingent of speakers at the  “TechSurge – Technical Support for Coastal Resiliency” Conference held in early June at Old Dominion University. It was a first-of-its-kind conference on the resiliency of coastal areas to the threat of…

20 June

June 20, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Howard Schultz

Key Lesson: Step up and demonstrate leadership. Don’t wait for others to solve your problems. Our Grounded Leader this week has earned a reputation as a business savant and a progressive executive. Starbucks’ CEO, Howard Schultz, is not afraid to speak his mind or scoff at prevailing Wall Street wisdom. He has been known to…

13 June

June 13, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Ivan Fischer

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Key Lesson: Leadership is personal. Don’t be afraid to reveal your personal side, your passions and your values. This week’s Grounded Leader is Grammy award winning composer and conductor Ivan Fischer . Fischer is the founder of one of the world’s leading orchestras, the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Hungarian by birth, he is a Swiss-and-German educated, multilingual man…

6 June

June 6, 2014 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Arne Sorenson

Key Lesson: If you want to be an extraordinary leader, then stretch yourself. Continue to learn, to expand your mindset, to share with others and to think globally. The world of hospitality is a 24/7 business. It’s a business of taking care of people. And it is a global business. Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott…

4 June

Survival of the Wicked

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Recently, I watched the final episode of Survivor: Cagayan. The winner was Tony Vlachos, the wily policeman who lied and betrayed fellow tribe members throughout the course of the season. Not surprisingly, other cast members castigated him for not telling the truth, making promises that he never intended to keep, voting his comrades off the…