Don Shelby, center, posed with Jodi Harpstead and me at the LSS Gala this September. Jodi is the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast on Friday, November 18.
There are specific people in our lives that change our trajectory. Jodi Harpstead is one of those people for me – and I’m so happy she is the closing speaker of the 2016 Good Leadership Breakfast Series on Friday, November 18.
Will you join us?
Possibilities in Seven Fs
The first public discussion about the Seven Fs was at the suggestion of Jodi Harpstead – who was then the VP of Development for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS). My co-author Tim Schmidt and I shared the Seven Fs framework with Jodi during an LSS Board meeting and a vigorous discussion ensued. It ended with her suggesting we be the keynote speakers for the LSS statewide manager meeting – the subject was The Seven Fs: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun & future.
As a result of that first speech, Tim and I created a pact: “Someday, we’re going to write the book on the Seven Fs,” Tim declared. And here we are today – finishing the 7th year of the Good Leadership Breakfast, and hosting our 56th meeting. All organized and motivated by the discussion around faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun & future. Jodi helped me see new possibilities for my life – who has done that for you?
Success and Significance