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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A provocative, personal approach to leadership based on in-depth research with hundreds of executives around the world

Confronted by disruptive change and economic turbulence, many of today's leaders find themselves ill-equipped to manage the hazards they now face. They must contend with chronic uncertainty, cynical employees, and personal burnout. Most are

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A provocative, personal approach to leadership based on in-depth research with hundreds of executives around the world

Confronted by disruptive change and economic turbulence, many of today's leaders find themselves ill-equipped to manage the hazards they now face. They must contend with chronic uncertainty, cynical employees, and personal burnout. Most 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.

Grounded proposes a new approach that's designed for actual humans who must grapple with these forces. This new paradigm speaks to our better selves. Based on the author's Healthy Leader model, it focuses on the six personal dimensions that fuel—and refuel—the world's top leaders: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, vocational, and spiritual health.

The book argues that leaders at every level can be more self-aware, develop their untapped potential, and drive significantly better results—for themselves, their teams, and their organizations.

  • Shows readers how to build a personal leadership model that works with their values, goals and capabilities
  • Features fresh stories from leaders in a variety of organizations including the New York Fire Department, PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Lego Group, and Medstar Health
  • Gives leaders practical tools to face their toughest challenges with greater skill, confidence, and impact

By developing themselves and mastering the six dimensions, readers can gain the stamina and strength to not only weather tough times but to achieve much, much more.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
11/04/2013
"Leaders who are truly healthy in all senses of the word," writes Healthy Companies CEO Rosen, "are evolved human beings." In his insightful new book, Rosen (Leading People) begins by delineating the attributes of an "evolved human being," and how they shape a leader. In the second half, where his true challenge lies, the author defines who a person is by focusing on several types of health: spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and vocational. Drawing from science and biographical information, as well as examples from great leaders such as Steve Jobs, he concludes that at root, great leaders are also great people, suggesting that we consider their lifestyles and not only their achievements. Unfortunately, the effort is too ambitious, with many of the suggestions and advice better suited for a book whose focus is specific to each area it delves into. Otherwise, this turn towards a more holistic approach in leadership is welcome and should find an audience in those looking to excel and not just succeed. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118680872
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Bob Rosen is a trusted CEO advisor, organizational psychologist, and bestselling author. As the founder and CEO of Healthy Companies International, he has long been on a mission to transform the world of business, one leader at a time. The recipient of a multiyear grant from the MacArthur Foundation, Bob continues to pursue his research into the nature of leadership. A frequent media commentator, he has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and the Financial Times. Bob's previous books include The Healthy Company, Leading People, Just Enough Anxiety, Global Literacies, and The Catalyst.

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Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is for anyone that aspires to bring their whole selves to the table of leadership. With stories, research, and lessons from Bob's own coaching experiences, this book has something for everyone whether you are leading a Fortune 500 or your Girl Scout Troop. I like most the holistic approach to leadership with the six dimensions of health, or six aspects of finding fulfillment and being your true self in the workplace. Having experienced the bad side of leaders who are manipulative and self-serving, it's refreshing to read these concepts and see a glimmer of hope for the corporate world.