It’s simple but true: Who you are ultimately drives what you do and how you perform. Great leadership consists of so much more than short-term results and quarterly returns — and that means we need to measure the qualities of a great leader in a more holistic way than we have in the past.
Years of leadership research with 500 CEOs in 50 countries led me to a startling finding in that regard: Effective leaders not only take a long-term view of their career and their business; they also practice a type of preventive health — for themselves, their employees and their companies. I like to refer to these leaders as “grounded.”
What Does It Mean to be Grounded?