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Key Lesson: Don’t run from problems. Adapt, mitigate, collaborate for solutions. This week’s Grounded Leader was among a prominent contingent of speakers at the “TechSurge – Technical Support for Coastal Resiliency” Conference held in early June at Old Dominion University. It was a first-of-its-kind conference on the resiliency of coastal
Key Lesson: Step up and demonstrate leadership. Don’t wait for others to solve your problems. Our Grounded Leader this week has earned a reputation as a business savant and a progressive executive. Starbucks’ CEO, Howard Schultz, is not afraid to speak his mind or scoff at prevailing Wall Street wisdom.
Key Lesson: Leadership is personal. Don’t be afraid to reveal your personal side, your passions and your values. This week’s Grounded Leader is Grammy award winning composer and conductor Ivan Fischer . Fischer is the founder of one of the world’s leading orchestras, the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Hungarian by birth, he is
Key Lesson: If you want to be an extraordinary leader, then stretch yourself. Continue to learn, to expand your mindset, to share with others and to think globally. The world of hospitality is a 24/7 business. It’s a business of taking care of people. And it is a global business.
Recently, I watched the final episode of Survivor: Cagayan. The winner was Tony Vlachos, the wily policeman who lied and betrayed fellow tribe members throughout the course of the season. Not surprisingly, other cast members castigated him for not telling the truth, making promises that he never intended to keep,
Key Lesson: Shape your own destiny. Create a future focused mindset. Imagine the possibilities of what you can become as a healthy, grounded person. Asked by Harvard Business Review: “As someone who’s known Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, what do you think makes
Key Lesson: Ask yourself regularly – what is my desired legacy? The answer will help you make the right decisions about your leadership and your career goals. To get a sense of what her early work life was like, just watch innocent-turned-career-savvy Peggy Olson on Mad Men. In fact, much of
Key Lesson: Leadership is a hard job, potentially hazardous to your health. Manage your energy wisely. IBM is one of the world’s most powerful and most experienced technology vendors — and has managed to stay a top player in the turbulent tech world for decades. This week’s Grounded Leader is
Key Lesson: Be and act truthful. Keep your promises. Guard against the “Big Boss Disease” and engage with employees and customers. The job of this week’s Grounded Leader is to measure how badly (or how well) business leaders garner trust. The 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer results are not so healthy:
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