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Larry Page: Taking His Own Advice at Google
Key Lesson: Take time to connect with your employees. It can really pay off. It’s no secret that Google employees enjoy some of the best corporate perks and benefits available. Great pay, paternity leave equal to maternity leave, free gourmet food and the welcome mat out for the family dog
Are You Using Your “Executive Brain”?
We don’t often think about it, but it is such a gift to be able to be a participant and an observer of a conversation at the same time. As humans, we have this wonderful capacity to be witnesses to our own lives. By observing ourselves in action, we can
Housing First: A Simple Solution to a Complex Problem
Key Lesson: Always be open to the possibility that the most complex problems can be solved by the simplest solutions. Sam Tsemberis started working with the homeless community in New York City in the early nineties. As a psychologist, his job was to identify and treat — sometimes against their will
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
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
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
Maybe Your Boss Isn’t From Hell?
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?
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
Roger Ferguson: Expertise and Empathy at TIAA-CREF
Key Lesson: Expertise is an essential building block of great leadership. Roger Ferguson, CEO of financial services giant TIAA-CREF, has an impressive list of credentials and accomplishments. With three degrees from Harvard, including a law degree and a Ph.D. in economics, he was well prepared to take on any number
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