On Becoming a Healthy Leader

Many leadership books and consultants believe that business success is attributable to what you do. They insist that it's all about actions, as they lay out deliverables, performance indicators, and all the data you need to track your activities. We shake our heads at this approach because it is not in tune with reality. Twenty-plus years in the business suites of the world have taught us that behavior is only a part of the story.

At the beginning of this book, we explained why it's called Grounded and the implications of this for leaders. We hope by now that the meaning is clear: as a leader, you need to understand what sparks your actions. Your well-being, success, and organization depend, first and ...

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