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Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World by Bob Rosen

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CHAPTER 1

The Winds of Change

Imagine the last time you went to an event or party. You strike up a conversation with someone you don't know. If you are like most people, after the initial back and forth, you ask, “So, what do you do?” This innocuous question naturally elicits an im­­personal title, a description of work activities, and the mention of accomplishments.

What if you asked instead, “Who are you—what's important in your life?” This is a question we rarely ask, maybe because it is so personal. And that is precisely our point. In this book, we would like to make the case that what is most personal to people and their leaders is at the heart of their health and happiness. When it's neglected, it can be the source of major problems in ...

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