This publication is one of my favorites: a wide-ranging commentary on Blending the Seven Fs: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun, and future. When you take a beef loin off the grill before a feast, you leave it alone for a while to let it rest. When you reach the first plateau on the way to the summit, [...]
Contemporary research is proving what everyone's grandma taught us: life is better when we find ways to be grateful. Last week was the culmination of the 10th anniversary celebration events here at Good Leadership. Business celebrity Richard Davis - former CEO of U.S. Bank, and currently the CEO of Make-A-Wish America - was the speaker at our 80th Good Leadership Breakfast Friday. It was the pinnacle of our programming, capping off our 10th year. Today I am feeling tired and grateful like the day after a family wedding.
Where were you ten years ago this week? It's a relevant question, because this Friday is the 80th Good Leadership Breakfast. That means we've been hosting the conversation about how Goodness Pays for good leaders for ten years now. Looking back on the past decade has me asking the question: Where will we be ten years from now?
Ten years ago, I was haunted by something compelling on my Bucket List. No, it wasn’t a travel bug. It was the experience of owning my own business. I guess I can blame the instinct on my dad. I grew up with our kitchen table as the headquarters of his sole proprietor, veterinary business. Or, his father, who owned a farm. Or my maternal grandfather, who owned a newspaper and a funeral home. The start-your-own business bug began when I was 16 years old. Here’s how:
About ten times a year the energy level at the Good Leadership headquarters, rises to peak levels. It's because the Executive Coaching Roundtable for Women Leaders is meeting in the Aspiration Suite. At times, the outburst of laughter is so spontaneous, we wonder...What on earth are they doing? Here's exactly what they are doing...
Intense, poised, and genuine describe the presence of Dr. Nicole LaVoi, Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, at the Good Leadership Breakfast this past Friday. Effective best describes her impact. Guests were mesmerized by how four specific events from 1979, when Nicole was 10 years old, shaped and motivated her life. Today, Nicole is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the importance of participation by girls and women in sports to a healthy society today. The obvious question: so why is that important?
Friday, November 1, 2019, is the 10th anniversary of our firm: Good Leadership Enterprises. On Halloween, 2009, I quit my job - with the love and encouragement of my wife Melinda - and dove into the icy waters of entrepreneurship. Ten years later we're still floating, and it's time to celebrate! Here's what you will miss if you can't be there:
Over the course of 25 years of coaching executives and business owners on leadership, nearly everyone I've coached has been influenced by some form of injustice. Some get angry and derail themselves. Others find the motivation to make the world around them better. That's why I'm so happy to introduce you to Nicole LaVoi, PhD - a good leader who let an early-life injustice fuel her instincts for good leadership, and as the passion for her career.
What image comes to mind when you hear the word “breakthrough?” Athletes, psychologists, and good leaders understand how the pictures of what’s possible in our head are often self-limiting. That’s why I’m so happy to announce the next book on our Good Leadership Press label: Breakthrough to Goodness - How to Tap Into Your Team's BIGGEST POSSIBILITIES. The book is a collaboration with Jodi Harpstead, former CEO of Lutheran Social Service. You can get a copy by following this link - it's a Buy One, Gift One offer (2 for 1) on the Good Leadership web site. Here’s what I wrote in the introduction:
Human beings are preoccupied with growth. It applies to individuals and the organizations we build. If you’re not sure about how you feel about growth, consider how it feels to shrink. Unless we’re talking about weight loss… shrinking doesn’t feel very good. We’re programmed to look upward, into the future and envision “the next level” of our lives. When we stop looking ahead, we get stuck. Here’s the thing about organizational growth...