Paul Batz

About Paul Batz

Paul Batz is CEO and Founder of Good Leadership Enterprises. He is an inspirational leadership coach, best selling author and professional speaker. His Good Leadership blog is recognized as one of the top leadership posts in America today.

How do measure commitment in your leadership?

Recently, the ownership of one of our client companies changed. With the ownership change, came a core strategy change. Initially, the team was filled with excitement about having new access to working capital and new customers. The executive team knew the shift was coming - half the team was already making adjustments, but the top leader was inexplicably cautious and quiet.

By |2019-06-24T15:20:56-05:00June 25th, 2019|0 Comments

How do you capture the benefits of meditation or reflection time?

We have lots of time for it, if we seize the day. Exercising or sitting at stoplights. Waiting for an Uber or an airplane. In a quiet place like a church, awake in the middle of the night, or the sanctuary of nature. All of these moments are an excellent opportunity for intentional reflection or meditation. Just as fruits and vegetables are good for your diet, quiet time alone to reflect and re-set is good for leadership. One of the most popular personal development tools we use at Good Leadership Enterprises is:

By |2019-06-17T14:45:29-05:00June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Involved = Engaged

Last week, we helped a prominent national development company produce a leadership alignment retreat. The purpose was to involve the 41 members of the senior leadership team in making choices about their 2025 strategic plan. After reading the How Goodness Pays book written by Paul Hillen and myself, the CEO deliberately opened up the planning process, with the idea of improving leadership and employee engagement. The starting point for the work is the idea from the How Goodness Pays research:

By |2019-06-11T07:38:14-05:00June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Who are you mentoring for visionary leadership?

Today's blog post is about the power of mentorship, and how visionary leadership is shaping our future together. In this story I am the receiver of the mentoring (mentee), the mentor is my friend J. Allen, the Founder and CEO of Masters Alliance. J. is one of the people in my life that I want to be when I grow up! As one of the earliest sponsors of the Good Leadership Breakfast, he came to me with a command in 2015. "We have to create a special breakfast for the purpose of encouraging young leaders."  I listened, and asked for his help.  Here's how that is shaping our future:

By |2019-06-04T07:44:07-05:00June 4th, 2019|0 Comments

How can clarity help prove goodness pays for you?

Leadership guru Brene Brown often repeats this quip: Clear is kind - unclear is unkind. Since the day we committed to researching and promoting the idea "goodness pays," I have been encouraging the speakers at the Good Leadership Breakfast to share their perspective on this idea. And, in the speaker follow-up interview, I've been asking this question: Will you please share with us a specific moment from your career, when you knew for sure goodness pays in your leadership?

By |2019-05-28T11:44:23-05:00May 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Are you profoundly impatient?

Patience has never been one of my strengths. Last Friday, our speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast said something that arrested my attention. He described himself as "profoundly impatient." In context, Phil McKoy of UnitedHealthcare, explained to more than 250 guests how being "profoundly impatient" works both for him, and against him in his leadership.

By |2019-05-14T07:34:35-05:00May 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Where do you see positive momentum around you?

This Friday is the last meeting of the 2019 Spring Series of the Good Leadership Breakfast. With the help of our speaker Phil McKoy of UnitedHealthcare, our team will have completed our 76th meeting over 9 1/2 years. Our team can still see and feel positive momentum in our breakfast series. Here are signs the momentum is still growing:

By |2019-05-07T08:58:52-05:00May 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Who is your goodness role model?

One of the questions I use repeatedly in interviewing Good Leadership Breakfast speakers is, "Who were your role models for good leadership, and the idea that goodness pays?" Our speaker for next week - Phil McKoy, the CIO at UnitedHealthcare - didn't skip a beat in delivering an energetic and inspiring answer, "I have to say that I have two people that come to mind, and one is someone I've never met." 

By |2019-04-30T08:42:58-05:00April 30th, 2019|0 Comments

What’s the value of dreaming for you?

On Easter Sunday two days ago, I heard a beautiful message about the importance of dreaming. Dreamers are people who see things others don't see. The skeptic says: "I will believe it when I see it."  The dreamer says: "I will see it when I believe it!"  Dreamers are people who transform organizations and industries. They also disrupt organizations and industries. For dreamers the disruption is fun and exciting. For the people who don't see the dream, or feel the excitement, they feel disrupted. And that's not much fun.

By |2019-04-22T17:22:56-05:00April 23rd, 2019|0 Comments