Whatever happens today will happen

Regardless of who wins the election today, we will need to find ways to heal and unite - for the good of the nation. If you've followed this blog lately, you know I've been sharing secrets for how leaders are keeping their wits about them to stay positive. That's a good topic for today - election day in [...]

By |2020-11-02T17:26:30-06:00November 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

How do we help others stay positive?

Yesterday morning was snowy and 28 degrees cold. Winter is much earlier this year, fueling fears of pandemic-isolation. What to do? Yesterday was the coldest day of the year in my Minnesota hometown since March. At 28 degrees, (and 17 degrees today?!) that's more than 30 days ahead of the natural patterns of Mother Nature. My eleven-year-old dog, [...]

By |2020-10-27T07:50:22-05:00October 26th, 2020|0 Comments

How can you work with the negativity?

This snow didn't last more than an hour. But the harsh reality of snow in October brought a wave of negativity in me that caught my attention. As I'm writing this message, snow is falling outside here in Minnesota. Seriously?  It's only October...its not suppose to be this cold and dark yet. My first thought: this is going [...]

By |2020-10-20T07:34:44-05:00October 20th, 2020|0 Comments

You can’t win if you don’t get in the game

Twenty-one years ago I was encouraged to write my first book (Inspire, Persuade, Lead), by David Ness, a friend and Medtronic executive. David saw my potential and introduced me to two people who changed my life for the better: Bill George and Lance Hazzard. At the time, Bill was the CEO of Medtronic who taught me about the intimate and [...]

By |2020-10-13T08:48:32-05:00October 13th, 2020|0 Comments

A wonderful, profound distraction: Meet Adelaide

Melinda and I enjoyed a precious moment earlier this week with our granddaughter Adelaide. By now, you know my belief in leaders blending their personal and professional lives. And, I know first-hand how living and working with a focus on the Seven Fs: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun, and future - helps leaders improve empathy and sincerity [...]

By |2020-10-05T10:03:52-05:00October 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Time to buy some new shoes?

Whether it seems silly or not: when I bought these new workout shoes, it lifted my mood significantly. It's hard to stay positive these days. Is it time for you to buy a new pair of shoes? There's a theme emerging in our conversations with executive leaders: we can feel the walls of our home offices closing in. [...]

By |2020-09-29T07:21:00-05:00September 29th, 2020|0 Comments

What’s the magic number for your team?

Ideally, when we ask your executive team to name the top three priorities for your team over the next 12 months, they would all recall and share the same three items. Ideally. With more than ten years of coaching executive teams, our research highlights how fleeting team alignment is for most teams in normal times. Can we agree there is very little [...]

By |2020-09-15T08:32:39-05:00September 15th, 2020|0 Comments

Are you ready for the challenge?

Summer is almost in the rear-view mirror. I live in the Bold North, which means I know what kind of weather is coming soon enough when the days will get shorter the darkness will get longer. And that worries me. Why? People in the northern climates have been finding sanity and health in the pandemic by living outside as much [...]

By |2020-08-31T16:28:11-05:00August 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Is the world changing for better or worse?

We posed this question to both young and established leaders at the Good Leadership Breakfast last Thursday: Is the world changing for better or worse?  The response to this simple question was staggering, and the overall judgment? We aren’t sure. Nearly 200 people participating in-person and virtually responded: 52% think the world is changing for the better, and 48% believe the [...]

By |2020-08-25T08:35:30-05:00August 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Lights, camera…will you join the action?

Most Tuesdays are business as usual within the Good Leadership team. Today is different. Pandemic isolation canceled all large gatherings and left everyone in the event business stymied with frustration and doubt. If we can't produce the Good Leadership Breakfast Series, how do we build momentum for the mission of spreading goodness? But today is a different Tuesday. We're buzzing [...]

By |2020-08-18T08:44:33-05:00August 18th, 2020|0 Comments
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