A provocative, personal approach to leadership based on in-depthresearch with hundreds of executives around the world
Confronted by disruptive change and economic turbulence, many oftoday's leaders find themselves ill-equipped to manage the hazardsthey now face. They must contend with chronic uncertainty, cynicalemployees, and personal burnout. Most are poorly served by theprevailing paradigm that obsessively focuses on what we do toproduce short-term results while sabotaging who we are as healthyhuman beings. Few have seen alternatives, until now.
Grounded proposes a new approach that's designed foractual humans who must grapple with these forces. This new paradigmspeaks to our better selves. Based on the author's Healthy Leadermodel, it focuses on the six personal dimensions thatfuel—and refuel—the world's top leaders: physical,emotional, intellectual, social, vocational, and spiritualhealth.
The book argues that leaders at every level can be moreself-aware, develop their untapped potential, and drivesignificantly better results—for themselves, their teams, andtheir organizations.
- Shows readers how to build a personal leadership model thatworks with their values, goals and capabilities
- Features fresh stories from leaders in a variety oforganizations including the New York Fire Department,PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Lego Group, and Medstar Health
- Gives leaders practical tools to face their toughest challengeswith greater skill, confidence, and impact
By developing themselves and mastering the six dimensions,readers can gain the stamina and strength to not only weather toughtimes but to achieve much, much more.
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About 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.
For more, including a self-assessment of your leadership profile, visit BobRosen.com.
Table of Contents
PART I A CRISIS ON THE HORIZON
1 The Winds of Change 2
2 Are You Bending, Breaking, or Staying Rooted? 12
3 Who You Are Drives What You Do 24
PART II THE ROOTS OF HEALTHY LEADERSHIP
Physical Health 38
4 Body-Mind Awareness 40
5 Energy Management 48
6 Peak-Performance Lifestyle 57
Emotional Health 65
7 Self-Awareness 67
8 Positive Emotions 76
9 Resilience 91
Intellectual Health 101
10 Deep Curiosity 103
11 Adaptive Mindset 114
12 Paradoxical Thinking 128
Social Health 138
13 Authenticity 140
14 Mutually Rewarding Relationships 151
15 Nourishing Teams and Communities 163
Vocational Health 176
16 Meaningful Calling 179
17 Personal Mastery 189
18 Drive to Succeed 200
Spiritual Health 215
19 Higher Purpose 217
20 Global Connectedness 225
21 Generosity of Spirit 235
22 On Becoming a Healthy Leader 248
PART III PUTTING LEADERSHIP INTO ACTION
How Healthy Leaders Build Healthy Organizations 262
23 Tapping into a Higher Purpose 265
24 Forging a Shared Direction 272
25 Unleashing Human Potential 280
26 Fostering Productive Relationships 287
27 Seizing New Opportunities 294
28 Driving High Performance 301
Grounded: A Change in Consciousness 311
About the Author 332
About Healthy Companies 348
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.