Grounded (Hardcover)

How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World

By Bob Rosen

Jossey-Bass, 9781118680773, 368pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 2013

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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.

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