19 December

December 20, 2013 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Apple’s Tim Cook

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Growing up in Alabama in the 1960s shaped this man. Witnessing a cross burning first hand as a child left deep scars, but also awakened a deep sense of appreciation for human rights and respect for differences. It is this legacy that drives Apple CEO Tim Cook. Recently, Cook accepted a lifetime-achievement award from his…

13 December

December 13, 2013 – Grounded Leader of the Week – Japan’s Soichiro Fukutake

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Benesse means “well-being” in Japanese. It is also the name of one of the world’s largest education and lifestyle companies.  Benesse is a people-oriented company with a mission to help others find greater enjoyment in life. They do this through their global education businesses, including the innovative Berlitz network of language schools, their women and…

12 December

Nelson Mandela – The Healthy Leader In Our Lifetime

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Most leaders are measured by what they do in the world – their accomplishments and achievements, and their successful campaigns and enterprises. Nelson Mandela will be remembered for something very different and much more fundamental. We will remember him for who he was as a human being. In the words of fellow Nobel Peace Prize…

5 December

December 6, 2013 Grounded Leader of the Week – Germany’s Angela Merkel

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This week’s Grounded Leader of the Week has sat on top of Forbes list of Most Powerful Women In The World for 8 of the past 10 years. We laud Angela Merkel’s leadership acumen (she is often described as the de facto leader of the European Union).  In particular, we want to recognize her ability…

5 December

Brain Talk Radio: Grounded, How leaders stay rooted in an uncertain world

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Yesterday I had the chance to speak about my new book, Grounded, with Brain Talk Radio hosts, Dawn Quesnel and Tara Roth (on Twitter at @CoachDQ). Enjoy the show! My interview starts at 09:13. New Business Podcasts with Coach DQ on BlogTalkRadio

27 November

November 29, 2013 Grounded Leader of the Week – Elon Musk

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Holiday travelers may have trumped SpaceX’s launch plans this week, but this sort of setback is part of a day’s work for it’s CEO, Elon Musk. In a recent Washington Post interview, Musk shared his anxiety about the Falcon 9 rocket launch, explaining that with a launch:  “You can’t issue a recall or do a…

21 November

November 22, 2013 Grounded Leader of the Week – UK’s Julian Richer

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For most family and closely held businesses, planning for the next generation of leadership is the toughest and most critical challenge they face. But that’s not a problem for Julian Richer. He’s handing over his company, Britain’s largest independent chain of hi-fi shops, to … his employees! This week, Richer announced, “My life’s work is…

15 November

November 15, 2013 Grounded Leader of the Week – Denise Morrison

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Leadership is a family affair for Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup. Her sister, Maggie Wilderotter, is CEO of Frontier Communications. Both are among a rare group of women to achieve CEO status in corporate America. Morrison is Campbell Soup’s 12th leader in the company’s 143-year history. One of the big challenges Morrison and Campbell…

8 November

November 8, 2013 Grounded Leader of the Week

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Life is dynamic, so by nature, leadership is dynamic. We are all works in progress. At any given time, a snapshot can reveal elements of a Grounded Leader. That best describes this week’s Grounded Leader: Governor Chris Christie. The victory speech he gave this week was presidential. Even though he was celebrating his reelection as New Jersey’s…

7 November

New Book, GROUNDED, makes New York Times Best Seller List!

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Just got the news that my new book, GROUNDED, made it on the New York Times Best Seller list … landed #4! Thanks to you. If you haven’t already, please write your review, thoughts about the book, on Amazon. Appreciate all your support and help!