Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World

Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World

By: Bob Rosen (author)Hardback

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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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About 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.


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 Notes 314 Acknowledgments 330 About the Author 332 Index 334 About Healthy Companies 348

Product Details

  • publication date: 05/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781118680773
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781118680773
  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 1118680774

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