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 to bring together Germany’s conservatives and social democrats to form a united, viable government.

Her re-election in September demonstrates the trust she has garnered as a leader. At a time when Germany and Europe are plagued with continuing economic and financial challenges, Merkel’s slow, steady and deliberative leadership has gained her the confidence of supporters and critics alike.

Merkel’s self-awareness, positive emotions, paradoxical thinking, adaptive mindset, mutually rewarding relationships, and her drive for success keeps her on top. This is why Angela Merkel is our Grounded Leader of the Week.


About the Author

Bob Rosen, Ph.D.

Bob Rosen, Ph.D.

Bob Rosen is founder and CEO of The Healthy Leader and author of 8 best-selling leadership books, including Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World, a New York Times bestseller, and Conscious: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life, a Washington Post bestseller. At The Healthy Leader, we help develop leaders at all levels to improve their health, well-being, potential and performance.


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