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

How does Monte Nuckols know goodness pays?

Last Friday, a full room of guests battled through an April wintry blast of snow and ice to attend the Good Leadership Breakfast. We learned about how goodness pays through the experiences of our guest speaker Monte Nuckols, an international IT executive with Adient. Monte recalled the compassion and encouragement of a specific leader when I asked him the most important question:

By |2019-04-16T08:11:14-05:00April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Is there shame in being an F’n Do-Gooder?

It's been 5 months since Paul Hillen and I launched the How Goodness Pays book. It wasn't easy in any way, shape, or form. It took two years to get the funding, and three years to research and write a credible book. And since the book launch he and I have been traveling east and west talking about the joys and tribulations of tackling the subject of "goodness" in "business."  Here's how my journey started, as written in Chapter 1:

By |2019-04-08T17:34:39-05:00April 9th, 2019|0 Comments