23 January

CEO Eileen McDonnell: Ignore the Glass Ceiling

Key Lesson:  Propel your career by being authentic and sharing your unique perspective with your peers. Our Grounded Leader this week is a trailblazer of sorts. While many women try to behave more like men at work, Penn Mutual CEO Eileen McDonnell embraces her femininity as an advantage. She says she never experienced the glass…

17 January

Michelle Kumbier: The Woman Behind The Harley

Key Lesson: Invest in yourself and others by encouraging lifelong learning; lead by example. This week’s Grounded Leader, Michelle Kumbier, is Harley Davidson’s Senior Vice President of Motorcycle Operations and a 2014 winner of the STEP Ahead Award from the Manufacturing Institute. As a leader, Kumbier’s focus is placed squarely on developing herself and her…

9 January

Kazuo Hirai: Getting Beyond the Hacking at Sony

Key Lesson:  Even when the world is watching, it’s sometimes necessary to change direction and adapt your strategy.  This week’s Grounded Leader, Kazuo Hirai, CEO of Sony Corporation, has been at the center of one of the most vicious and malicious cyber attacks of all time.  When the company was hacked in late 2014, things looked pretty…