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!

26 September

Pope Francis – Grounded Leader of the Week

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This week’s Grounded Leader of the Week is Pope Francis. We recognize him as a man of positive emotions – love, generosity, hope, forgiveness. A man of deep curiosity, his willingness to adapt to the changing times, to engage in new thinking, to challenge rigid, old models, has already earned him the title “Troublemaker” from…

19 September

Ron Shaich, Panera Bread’s CEO – Grounded Leader of the Week

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My mantra—and one I know you’ve heard me say often—is “Leadership is personal.”   Well, this week’s Grounded Leader of the Week is taking leadership quite personally. Ron Shaich is Founder and CEO of Panera Bread. Last week, Ron was inspired to take personal action after reading the New York Times article, “On the Edge of…

12 September

Dan Rockwell – Grounded Leader of the Week

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This week we salute Dan Rockwell for his Grounded Leadership online. Everyday he is sharing, guiding and directing people to learn about leadership.  His Twitter handle (@LeadershipFreak) and tagline (helping leaders reach higher in 300 words or less) say it all. Dan exemplifies the characteristics of social health* – transparent, intimate and collaborative – as he helps…

5 September

Jeff Bezos – Grounded Leader of the Week

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The news business now sees glimpses of a new “golden era” thanks to a curiosity-seeking entrepreneur. The recent, bold move made by Jeff Bezos, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Amazon, to buy The Washington Post means BIG changes are coming. Bezos has been in Washington, DC, this week meeting with Post managers and staff.  His…

27 August

August 28, 2013 – Martin Luther King

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httpv://youtu.be/HRIF4_WzU1w Keeping the Dream Alive Fifty years ago, on August 28th, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) delivered his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. A man of deep principle, Dr. King personifies being a healthy leader in many ways. Deep self awareness, a life of positive emotions,…