What are your top three priorities?

Since the founding of Good Leadership, the rigor in how we improve executive teams comes from consistency of approach. The decision to repeat certain techniques over and over again allow coaches to uncover patterns that provide teachable moments. This approach is an equally-intense look into the “relationship capital” of an executive team and the “structural integrity” of the group. Relational [...]

By |2021-02-23T10:53:34-06:00February 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

How are you aligning your team in a virtual environment?

Strategic planning meetings are looking different this year – what does that mean for your team? Across the board, companies and teams have figured out a way to do annual planning in a pandemic-inspired virtual business setting, however, many leaders are yearning for planning time in-person with their colleagues. Looking back on doing business in a pandemic, we [...]

By |2021-02-16T16:37:16-06:00February 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Is your business’s flywheel moving?

Have you allowed yourself to notice momentum? Business management expert and author Jim Collins first mentioned the “flywheel” concept in his business bestseller Built to Last. And then in 2017, he wrote an entire book on the subject: Turning the Flywheel. In a nut shell: As leaders, we have ideas that require us to push with great effort, yet [...]

By |2021-02-09T17:22:28-06:00February 8th, 2021|0 Comments

Too many holes in the bucket

“My biggest concern is that we have too many holes in the bucket,” a client recently told me. How many holes in the bucket does your organization have? Referring to the executive team as the “bucket of goodwill” for the organization is a metaphor that speaks loudly. The executive team is the vessel that holds the positivity, the decision-making, [...]

By |2021-02-01T14:31:42-06:00February 1st, 2021|0 Comments

We need more Healthy Tension

Harmony. It’s usually an idea that companies strive for. Harmony is the “gold standard” of doing business when all your employees are working together. But is harmony really achievable for organizations? Or are we just looking the other way–working on other things–pretending that everything is alright…even though it’s not alright. Hoping that one day, things will get better? Too often [...]

By |2021-01-25T17:51:33-06:00January 25th, 2021|0 Comments

Thrive Together Thinking

Goodness is when people thrive together. In today’s world, that’s a transformational idea.   One CEO shared a story of goodness and good leadership with me:  Good leadership recognizes that transformational ideas can come from anyone, at any time, from anywhere in the organization  At this CEO’s company, employees decided they didn’t want to be passive in their industry. They decided to create their own rules to ensure the betterment of their customers first. They chose to charge less for their services as a [...]

By |2021-01-18T14:53:22-06:00January 18th, 2021|0 Comments

What does anyone say about last week?

Where's the goodness in Washington this week? It would be tone-deaf not to write about last week. For those of us hoping the start of 2021 would be flowers and bunnies...it didn't happen. So, what do I have to say about this? A day that will live in infamy I’m sure you will have memories of exactly where [...]

By |2021-01-11T12:06:02-06:00January 12th, 2021|0 Comments

Celebrate the light: Optimist New Year today

This image from Space.com helps us see where the brightest star in 400 years will appear tonight. Today is Optimist New Year, because of the winter solstice, the sunlight is gaining and the darkness is retreating. You won't notice if you watch for more light this week, because the difference is infinitesimal. But this year, the metaphorical difference [...]

By |2020-12-21T18:00:47-06:00December 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Meet Brian Cornell, CEO of Target – speaker at virtual Good Leadership Breakfast

How does anyone rise to the responsibility of  CEO at a Fortune 50 company? The answer is reasonably simple: by learning how to help people thrive together in teams. As the CEO of Target, Brian Cornell is a team-leader extraordinaire - a leader of a team of teams, of teams of teams. "I see goodness when I look into the eyes of [...]

By |2020-12-15T08:37:40-06:00December 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Optimist New Year: Two weeks away – who are you helping to thrive?

Yes, the virus is raging. Mother nature is definitely off-kilter. And the dark noise of political bickering seems to be in overdrive. There are so many reasons to be concerned about our collective future...but there is brightness ahead. Just two weeks from today, the receding sunlight, will turn the corner and reverse its dark veil. December 21 is the Optimists [...]

By |2020-12-07T08:44:21-06:00December 8th, 2020|0 Comments
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