29 May

Quip’s Bret Taylor: Building a Different Type of Startup

Key Lesson:  It’s never too early to envision the culture you want — and to start working toward that goal. As a veteran of both Facebook (where he served as CTO for three years) and Google (where he worked under Marissa Mayer), Bret Taylor knows about the demands of working in a startup environment, and…

22 May

Men on a Mission: Navigating the Complexities of Climate Change

Key Lesson:  Whether you’re herding cats or negotiating a global climate change deal, remembering your higher purpose can help you stay focused on the task at hand. Daniel Reifsnyder and Ahmed Djoghlaf have a lot in common. They have followed similar personal and professional paths, both are passionate about the need to address climate change,…

15 May

Dominic Barton: Leading the Way to Lasting Value

Key Lesson:  In order to build shareholder — and all stakeholder — value over the long-term, we need to recognize and reward managers who take the long view. When Dominic Barton became global managing director of McKinsey, he had some urgent problems to deal with. The firm’s trust-based culture had led to damaging charges of…

11 May

Maybe Your Boss Isn’t From Hell?

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Becoming a leader is a lifelong adventure, much the same as becoming a healthy, integrated person. It is truly a journey of dreams and fears, successes and failures. But why is it so hard to embrace that humanity inside ourselves or to accept the humanity of the leaders around us? Many of us tend to…

8 May

The Adaptable Amy Purdy

Key Lesson:  Limitations are often things we place on ourselves — and sometimes you just have to blow through them.  In many ways, Amy Purdy exemplifies what we at Healthy Companies call Grounded Leadership. Her generous spirit, her emotional and physical resilience, her drive to succeed and her dedication to personal mastery are among the…