Waterfall or Faucet?

How do you think about creating alignment within your team?  Alignment is important because employees will tell you right away: When the team at the top is not aligned, everyone suffers. What is suffering? In general, it’s the declining sense of hope that accelerates with frustration. People don’t get exhausted by working too long and too hard on things that [...]

By |2021-09-28T07:54:15-05:00September 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Success Habits of MPR President: Duchesne Drew

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) found their President, Duchesne Drew, by way of some early talent scout who admired his savvy as a journalist – and also saw his talent as a leader. Duchesne (pronounced De-Shawn) was the speaker at the 92ndepisode of the Good Leadership Breakfast Series last Friday, September 17, 2021. He shared how he grew up in New [...]

By |2021-09-21T08:38:47-05:00September 21st, 2021|0 Comments

Duchesne Drew on what it means to thrive together

Summer is gone and we’re all back at full speed. So why should you take an hour out of your week to work on your leadership this Friday? Because the Good Leadership Breakfast speaker is a one-of-a-kind leader, who has three pragmatic success habits that will improve your leadership. The Speaker Duchesne Drew, President of Minnesota Public Radio, is speaking [...]

By |2021-09-13T15:52:49-05:00September 13th, 2021|0 Comments

Effectively building trust

Trust is one of the key elements to running a business smoothly. You want your team to have trust in you and your capabilities, as well as trust each other as a team. So, what is trust in the first place, and how do you get your team to trust you?   Trust has a couple of different definitions, but [...]

By |2021-08-23T09:57:13-05:00August 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Live the culture

The best business results come from teams of people who care about each other, both personally and professionally. And because they care, they set bold goals—and solve difficult problems—together. Another way to say it: Goodness only comes alive in a business when people thrive together. When that happens, anyone trying to be a Superhero sticks out like a weed in a rose garden.   To paint a picture, [...]

By |2021-07-27T08:23:08-05:00July 27th, 2021|0 Comments

Defining leadership values

We all know that people are more engaged with a plan if they’re actively involved in creating the plan. Some employees today still see themselves as Superheroes who have all the answers. They ask team members “questions” that aren’t really questions – they are assertions. Big difference. We all know what that feels like. The underlying assumption is that feelings [...]

By |2021-07-01T09:42:42-05:00July 13th, 2021|0 Comments

What do your mid-year meetings look like?

What do your mid-year meetings look like? Most good leaders have already created a credible accountability system, where the team is intellectually honest about their results, and they have short-term plans in place for the mid-course corrections to ensure they deliver on their promises by year-end. So many of these leaders are now wondering what they should be discussing at [...]

By |2021-06-28T15:28:50-05:00June 29th, 2021|0 Comments

The importance of building leadership skills

Even if you’re not necessarily in a leadership position right now in your career, it’s important you establish what it means to be a good leader sooner rather than later. Not only is it important to lay down these foundations of good leadership, but it also leads and inspires your company to have a higher level of performance and production.   The [...]

By |2021-06-15T08:15:39-05:00June 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Effective Delegation

Do you find yourself burnt out because you’ve just been doing all the work yourself? Leaders and CEOs often resort to this because they think that they can only rely on themselves to get the work done. Delegation is one of the more difficult things that business leaders have to learn, as it can often put people out of their [...]

By |2021-06-07T16:31:49-05:00June 7th, 2021|0 Comments

Success Habit: It’s all about the people

The 91st episode of the Good Leadership Breakfast aired on the eve of Memorial Day Weekend. The virtual format allowed a large cadre of good leaders to tune in while preparing for the unofficial beginning of summer. And what a treat they received, meeting Megan Remark, President and CEO of Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Megan's charisma and mental [...]

By |2021-06-01T14:12:12-05:00June 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

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