Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World

Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World

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by Bob Rosen
     
 

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"I have no hesitation in predicting that Rosen's book will be one of the top, most important books on leadership for the 21st century."
Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor in Business Administration and University Professor at the University of Southern California; author of Still Surprised: A Memoir of

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Praise for Grounded

"I have no hesitation in predicting that Rosen's book will be one of the top, most important books on leadership for the 21st century."
Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor in Business Administration and University Professor at the University of Southern California; author of Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

"Grounded argues that we all have the capacity for personal leadership. Bob Rosen provides insights for becoming the more alert, engaged, decisive, resilient, and inclusive leader organizations need."
Kay Koplovitz, founder of USA Network; entrepreneur; author of Bold Women, Big Ideas

"Bob Rosen's timely, well-written book goes to the heart of what it takes to lead in today's complex world. Rosen's message deserves to be widely read and followed to produce better leaders for the 21st century."
Bill George, Harvard Business School professor; bestselling author of True North

"Today's business climate is the epicenter of some pretty powerful 'winds of change.' Read Rosen's groundbreaking new book, Grounded."
Marshall Goldsmith, author or editor of 34 books, including the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

"Great leadership is the most difficult and worthy challenge of our times. Bob Rosen, backed by a wealth of experience working with CEOs, knows that leadership is fundamentally personal—and that the ability to drive change begins inside. I recommend that every leader take his advice."
Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, CEO, the Lego Group

"Grounded reminds us how important it is to balance every piece of our lives—personal, spiritual, family, work, exercise, and more—into one life, which becomes our life's work. Thank you, Bob, for helping leaders to be their best!"
Alan Mulally, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company

"Bob Rosen's Grounded lays out a compelling, personal, and proven path for you to take responsibility for your own learning and development. This is a powerful book, relevant for leaders all around the world."
Silas S. S. Yang, Asia Pacific chairman and global network leadership team member, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Confronted by disruptive change and worldwide economic turbulence, leaders at all levels—across all industries and sectors—find themselves ill-equipped to manage the challenges they now face. They must contend with chronic uncertainty, intense competition, personal burnout, and a new world order of global interconnectedness. Most leaders are poorly served by the prevailing paradigm that obsessively focuses on what we do to produce short-term results while sabotaging who we are as healthy human beings. Few have seen alternatives, until now.

In Grounded, internationally renowned CEO advisor Bob Rosen proposes a new approach to leadership that speaks to our better selves and is designed for any leader who grapples with the unrelenting and complex demands of today's marketplace. Rosen argues that leaders at every level can become more self-aware, develop their untapped potential, and drive significantly better results—for themselves, their teams, and their organizations. This groundbreaking approach is drawn from Rosen's Healthy Leader model and highlights the six personal dimensions that fuel—and refuel—the world's top leaders: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, vocational, and spiritual health.

Grounded is based on long-term research with hundreds of CEOs and leaders from around the world, and includes illustrative stories from a variety of organizations, including the Fire Department of New York, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Lego Group, Ralph Lauren, and Medstar Health.

Now any leader can master the six dimensions needed to develop the stamina and strength to not only weather tough times but to achieve exceptional results.

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Advisor and organizational psychologist Rosen (CEO &founder, Healthy Companies Intl.; The Healthy Company: EightStrategies To Develop People, Productivity, and Profits)outlines a holistic approach to leadership based on his in-depthresearch of several international companies (e.g., Polo RalphLauren, Alcoa, PBS). The book's main message is that a leader mustcultivate a healthy internal balance of six aspects: physical,emotional, intellectual, social, vocational, and spiritual. Rosenidentifies these qualities as the roots of leadership and suggeststhat the leader possessing them can more easily withstand chaos.The core of the text discusses methods for developing soundfoundations. The healthier the leader is, the stronger theorganization will be as a whole. The book's final section expandson how developing these characteristics will influence awell-balanced person and contribute to a flourishing company.VERDICT Rosen draws from interviews and case studies topresent a simple message to leaders: focus on improving yourselfbefore you try to fix your company. While the conceit of the titleis compelling, the concepts put forth may appear as unreachableideals. This volume pulls together dissimilar leadership models andwill appeal to business readers bored of training manuals.Recommended. —John Rodzvilla, Emerson Coll., Boston(Library Journal, October 2013)

Library Journal
10/15/2013
Advisor and organizational psychologist Rosen (CEO & founder, Healthy Companies Intl.; The Healthy Company: Eight Strategies To Develop People, Productivity, and Profits) outlines a holistic approach to leadership based on his in-depth research of several international companies (e.g., Polo Ralph Lauren, Alcoa, PBS). The book's main message is that a leader must cultivate a healthy internal balance of six aspects: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, vocational, and spiritual. Rosen identifies these qualities as the roots of leadership and suggests that the leader possessing them can more easily withstand chaos. The core of the text discusses methods for developing sound foundations. The healthier the leader is, the stronger the organization will be as a whole. The book's final section expands on how developing these characteristics will influence a well-balanced person and contribute to a flourishing company. VERDICT Rosen draws from interviews and case studies to present a simple message to leaders: focus on improving yourself before you try to fix your company. While the conceit of the title is compelling, the concepts put forth may appear as unreachable ideals. This volume pulls together dissimilar leadership models and will appeal to business readers bored of training manuals. Recommended.—John Rodzvilla, Emerson Coll., Boston

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118680773
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
379,535
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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