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

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CHAPTER 15

Nourishing Teams and Communities

Communities make us feel good—they support and rejuvenate us. We are happier when we are part of a group, be it a gang of coworkers involved in a big project, a team of board members governing a large corporation, a network of “friends” who share news via a Facebook page, or a group of tennis moms who get together to play every Wednesday night. And communities, particularly those created around a meaningful purpose, nourish us. Even communities of people dedicated to solitary, independent activities, like medical researchers, are finding that the quality of their lives and work improves when they join forces.

So what's the problem? Whether you work on the board, on the executive team, on a factory ...

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