Good Leaders: How does your family help you be a better leader?

You are in for a real treat. If you make it to the Good Leadership Breakfast next Friday, April 21, you will discover the irresistible mystique of Alex Steinman: I started the Strong Like Mama blog for working mothers," Alex explained. "I don't talk about crafts and new cooking ideas. I talk about real stuff working moms understand...like what to do when your kid craps in the tub while you are on conference call trying to fix a product launch," she laughed. See what I mean?

By | 2017-04-22T08:32:54+00:00 April 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Good Leaders: Can you relax today?

I'm tired. The four months of January through April are the busy season in the leadership consulting business. Last week I got up before 5am, five days in a row. It's a good tired. But I'm tired. With that, good things are ahead...

By | 2017-04-22T08:31:07+00:00 March 28th, 2017|3 Comments

Good Leaders: What habits help you be grateful today?

The words, "we felt compelled to do something in our son's honor," caused the lump in my throat last Friday. The speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast, Marc Miller, was sharing how in his state of grieving over the sudden loss of his son, he felt called to start a non-profit to honor the name of his child, Gunnar.

By | 2017-04-22T08:30:26+00:00 March 21st, 2017|1 Comment

Good Leaders: How does your faith affect how you show up?

Today the theme Back to the Future (not the movie) is alive in me. This Friday is the second Good Leadership Breakfast of the year. We are going back to the formula of the Seven Fs: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future for organizing the speakers for the whole series. Last month, our kickoff speaker Richard Leider explored the idea of how “purpose” is at the center of the Seven Fs Wheel. Going forward we are focusing on each of the Seven Fs, starting with “faith.” So, this being the second breakfast, “faith” is the back to the future subject.

By | 2017-03-14T08:30:26+00:00 March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Good Leaders: Why do you get away from your work?

While observing good leaders grow through the years I've noticed one thing that separates the best from the rest: Good leaders understand their "job" is more than just a job. It is a full mind-body-soul commitment to building something special. To maintain that level of commitment, the best leaders know how to get away to relax, refresh, and recharge the batteries.

By | 2017-03-07T14:27:28+00:00 February 21st, 2017|1 Comment