Too many holes in the bucket

“My biggest concern is that we have too many holes in the bucket,” a client recently told me. How many holes in the bucket does your organization have? Referring to the executive team as the “bucket of goodwill” for the organization is a metaphor that speaks loudly. The executive team is the vessel that holds the positivity, the decision-making, [...]

By |2021-02-01T14:31:42-06:00February 1st, 2021|0 Comments

We need more Healthy Tension

Harmony. It’s usually an idea that companies strive for. Harmony is the “gold standard” of doing business when all your employees are working together. But is harmony really achievable for organizations? Or are we just looking the other way–working on other things–pretending that everything is alright…even though it’s not alright. Hoping that one day, things will get better? Too often [...]

By |2021-01-25T17:51:33-06:00January 25th, 2021|0 Comments

Thrive Together Thinking

Goodness is when people thrive together. In today’s world, that’s a transformational idea.   One CEO shared a story of goodness and good leadership with me:  Good leadership recognizes that transformational ideas can come from anyone, at any time, from anywhere in the organization  At this CEO’s company, employees decided they didn’t want to be passive in their industry. They decided to create their own rules to ensure the betterment of their customers first. They chose to charge less for their services as a [...]

By |2021-01-18T14:53:22-06:00January 18th, 2021|0 Comments

What does anyone say about last week?

Where's the goodness in Washington this week? It would be tone-deaf not to write about last week. For those of us hoping the start of 2021 would be flowers and didn't happen. So, what do I have to say about this? A day that will live in infamy I’m sure you will have memories of exactly where [...]

By |2021-01-11T12:06:02-06:00January 12th, 2021|0 Comments

Celebrate the light: Optimist New Year today

This image from helps us see where the brightest star in 400 years will appear tonight. Today is Optimist New Year, because of the winter solstice, the sunlight is gaining and the darkness is retreating. You won't notice if you watch for more light this week, because the difference is infinitesimal. But this year, the metaphorical difference [...]

By |2020-12-21T18:00:47-06:00December 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Meet Brian Cornell, CEO of Target – speaker at virtual Good Leadership Breakfast

How does anyone rise to the responsibility of  CEO at a Fortune 50 company? The answer is reasonably simple: by learning how to help people thrive together in teams. As the CEO of Target, Brian Cornell is a team-leader extraordinaire - a leader of a team of teams, of teams of teams. "I see goodness when I look into the eyes of [...]

By |2020-12-15T08:37:40-06:00December 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Optimist New Year: Two weeks away – who are you helping to thrive?

Yes, the virus is raging. Mother nature is definitely off-kilter. And the dark noise of political bickering seems to be in overdrive. There are so many reasons to be concerned about our collective future...but there is brightness ahead. Just two weeks from today, the receding sunlight, will turn the corner and reverse its dark veil. December 21 is the Optimists [...]

By |2020-12-07T08:44:21-06:00December 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Bring goodness back into healthcare: Troy Simonson, Good Leadership Breakfast and Voice America Radio

Last Week... Two days before Thanksgiving, this blog announced a special Good Leadership Breakfast recorded in November featuring Troy Simonson, CEO of Revo Health. We're sending a fresh link again here.  You can watch it here. Bringing Goodness Back into Healthcare The title of Troy's talk was "Bringing goodness back into healthcare."  That's also the sub-title of a book we [...]

By |2020-11-30T17:12:10-06:00December 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Here’s a holiday season booster shot of positivity

Today's blog is an announcement of a special Good Leadership Breakfast recorded last Friday, featuring Troy Simonson, CEO of Revo Health. You can watch it here.The breakfast pivot - and pivot pointsThe invisible virus not only caused a global pandemic but also significant disruption to business as we know it. It's looking like there won't be any gatherings like the [...]

By |2020-11-24T10:32:27-06:00November 24th, 2020|0 Comments

How to help tired employees who are losing their resilience

Fear has a lot to do with feeling alone and believing nothing is going to change. Fear reduces resilience. That is relevant today, because pandemic related isolation is on the rise as daylight wanes. This has many leaders openly worried about the resilience of their teams. Following is a blog post with insight that can be immediately applied to help leaders help employees who are tired, and whose resilience is waning.

By |2020-11-16T08:37:43-06:00November 10th, 2020|0 Comments

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