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Being Serious & Having Fun – Both Are Good!
Key Lesson: Take a stand for what you believe in. You can enjoy life and still take on the difficult problems the world faces. Cosmopolitan is “Fun. Fearless. Female.” So when Joanna Coles, editor-in-chief, executive producer to an unnamed show based on Cosmo, and newly promoted editorial director at Seventeen,
Split in Two
Key Lesson: Changing direction from what was once the proven route is often necessary, but never easy. Being adaptable and able to navigate the currents of change will enable you to lead others to success. Our Grounded Leader of the week, Meg Whitman – Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of
Small Gesture, Big Impact
Key Lesson: Sometimes the smallest gestures have the biggest impact. This week’s Grounded Leader is Yvonne Lavasidis, a Dairy Queen owner in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Lavasidis unexpectedly received a letter in the mail thanking her for her kindness and support during one of her employee’s studies. The letter has since gone viral
There’s Nothing Fake about Caterina Fake
Key Lesson: It’s an incredible time in the history of business to start a business. Get started with what you’ve got, from wherever you are. Caterina Fake is a new media rock star. Her passion for art, story telling and inspiring others has driven her career. Along the way she
Be Ready To Pivot, Especially In China
Key Lesson: When you’re out to conquer the world of business, be ready to pivot hard and fast. This week, Alibaba, China’s huge internet-based, e-commerce business, went public with their IPO. They are expected to raise more than $21 billion. Alibaba plays a big part in daily Chinese life. What
Are You a Lifelong Learner?
Summer is over, and after spending weeks free from the rigors of class schedules and studying, millions of kids are heading back to school. In all likelihood, it will take a little extra effort to shake out the cobwebs that grew in the absence of classroom learning. Though some of
The Judge Renders Her Verdict: Get On With It
Key Lesson: When others’ emotions are running high, separate yourself from the surrounding frenzy and focus only on what matters. The Pistorius Murder trial has been a marathon, and with cameras focused on her from the outset, she has been catapulted from relative obscurity to a global symbol of South African justice.
A King’s Vision: Turning Waste Into Fuel & Trade
Key Lesson: Even infrastructure can be sexy and exciting. This week’s Grounded Leader certainly has eclectic interests. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands loves sports, international water management issues and infrastructure. He has long been involved in global water issues working with the UN and the Global Water Partnership. In 1998,
The Most Watched Woman in the World Remains a Mystery
Key Lesson: Make time for thoughtful reflection. You may need to be opportunistic — like Yellen at the White House Correspondents Gala — to find the time in your busy day. But this is real leadership work. Our Grounded Leader this week is one of the most watched women in the
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