Where is the goodness in all this?

Good leaders ask the right questions at the right time to bring out the best in people. In Minnesota, we just learned the Governor asked us to "shelter in place" for another three weeks. I know, I know...I'm helping to flatten the curve. And I'm saving lives. And I have lots of choices and protections in my life that remind me how safe my life really is. But I'm ornery and slightly depressed. I don't use those words lightly. So that has me asking the question: Where is the goodness in all this?!

By |2020-04-14T11:23:45-05:00April 14th, 2020|0 Comments

Wednesday Webinar: How Aspirational Thinking Improves Life and Leadership

Now is not the time to cut back on the support, encouragement, and development of our leaders. That's why we are continuing an 8-week, free Wednesday Webinar series, featuring the same tools and models we use in our CEO and Senior Executive Team coaching. It's the right thing to do - we're all pushing back the Dark Noise of the media, searching for the new normal. Tomorrow's program will produce intensely personal coaching insights from:

By |2020-03-31T07:21:15-05:00March 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Wednesday Webinars: Leading Through Change and Loss

Now is not the time to pull back on supporting, nurturing, and inspiring your leaders. Tomorrow is Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - the first day of our Wednesday Webinar series to help leaders grow and stay positive while being forced to work through social isolation. We're doing our public service by making the Good Leadership tools and coaching models available through the Coronavirus scare. It's easy for you and your colleagues to join us.

By |2020-03-24T08:47:59-05:00March 24th, 2020|0 Comments

How can we help each other these days?

Confused, frustrated, a little angry, and slightly scared. That's how I'm reacting to Covid-19. I'm also empathetic, faithful, and hopeful. That's why I'm speaking out today. How are you feeling about your leadership in response to the pandemic? Here's what we're doing to help (and you can join us)...

By |2020-03-17T08:06:00-05:00March 17th, 2020|0 Comments

What do you need to let rest?

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, [...]

By |2019-11-26T08:00:54-06:00November 26th, 2019|0 Comments

How are you grateful today?

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.

By |2019-11-18T16:55:47-06:00November 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Where will you be ten years from now?

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?

By |2019-11-11T17:13:21-06:00November 12th, 2019|0 Comments

What’s your Bucket List telling you?

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:

By |2019-11-05T05:46:10-06:00November 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Investing in women leaders is good for business

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...

By |2019-10-29T09:46:13-05:00October 29th, 2019|0 Comments

What does girls in sports have to do with good leadership?

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?

By |2019-10-21T20:35:55-05:00October 22nd, 2019|0 Comments