Decision time: Yes or No?

The COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on large gatherings all over the world. Most businesses have been wrestling with Yes or No questions: Can we open for business?  Is the office open? Some businesses have been TOLD whether they can open or not, but most have to wrestle with the Yes/No decision-making pretzel. That includes Good Leadership. "Yes" or "No" [...]

By |2020-07-29T11:36:22-05:00July 28th, 2020|0 Comments

When will you travel again?

My first flight since the pandemic was to Kansas City to see clients. It was smooth sailing. So much of life since the pandemic has been re-thinking the assumptions about why we do the things we do. And re-evaluating. Last week I answered the question: "When will I travel again?" Re-discovering normal For many leaders like me, the sudden [...]

By |2020-06-23T08:10:27-05:00June 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Not sure how you are feeling these days? Join the club.

Yesterday morning I was confounded by the headline in The New York Times that reads: Minneapolis plans to dismantle its police force.  That's a big statement. And it left me wondering: How do I talk about all of this stuff that's going on, in ways that are respectful, and without offending anyone? So I started scouring my news sources to [...]

By |2020-06-08T10:22:43-05:00June 9th, 2020|0 Comments

Our world is burning – what do we do next?

Minneapolis - our home - is the epicenter of the most intense civil unrest of my lifetime. What's the solution? The question: How are we going to create a better future? consumes me today. Last week people were arguing about the value of wearing a mask in the context of a pandemic. Today, we are watching a world in flames [...]

By |2020-06-02T09:30:57-05:00June 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Have you noticed who is growing around you?

Have you noticed new growth in the talent around you? Now is a good time to coach and develop the people around you who are thriving. The surest sign of springtime is the sight of growth. Everywhere we look outside trees and shrubs are sprouting. And blooming. That's what's happening in your organization as well. If you look [...]

By |2020-05-25T19:02:04-05:00May 26th, 2020|0 Comments

What’s holding back your inspiring new ideas?

You are strong and mentally tough. You've endured the hardest part of the ambiguity of COVID-19, and new insights about your business are stirring your sense of positivity. That's what good leaders do! Remember the Bell Curve. Some of those ideas are radical ideas that will take some sales savvy to help your people see the possibilities…and others are just [...]

By |2020-06-30T13:54:32-05:00May 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Is it Time to Upgrade?

Looking at our businesses through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic brings the law of supply and demand into focus. Gasoline prices are low, because the supply is high and the demand is low. Many consumers are considering upgrades to big-ticket items like cars, appliances, and even houses because "money" is cheap...and the supply is up. Does that apply to [...]

By |2020-05-12T10:42:40-05:00May 12th, 2020|0 Comments

Common Sense: 5 Simple Success Factors

Join leaders like you from across the country to explore the question: Why isn't common sense, common practice? We're all about spreading goodness in leadership and business, because we've proven goodness pays. "What's goodness?" you ask. Goodness is when people thrive together in a culture of encouragement, accountability, and positive teamwork. Goodness is not a sport for superheroes. [...]

By |2020-05-04T09:02:03-05:00May 5th, 2020|0 Comments

How are you sparking innovation to get back on track?

71% of business leaders are not adjusting their goals because of the COVID-19 crisis. That means we all better start thinking of Breakthrough Goals, and transformational ways to get back on track. How Goodness Pays Tomorrow is episode 6 of the Good Leadership Wednesday Webinars. Attendance is growing and we have evidence that attendees are increasing their resilience, and decreasing [...]

By |2020-04-27T15:48:34-05:00April 28th, 2020|0 Comments