Sometimes the input from blog readers really makes me think hard: Am I an F’in Do-Gooder?
Am I am F’in Do-Gooder? Probably. Why does it feel weird to say? If not, then why not? Is that a good thing, or a bad thing?
If I’m not an F’in Do-Gooder, then what does that make me: an F’in Do-Badder? That just sounds bad. Really selfish. That’s not good! I really do believe goodness is the best intention in leadership and business. And that goodness pays.
Writing something important
Since then, I have written, spoken and coached around the idea of goodness in leadership and business. And when our writing coach, Sean McDonnell, suggested I start the introduction to the book with the What are you an F’in Do-Gooder? line…well, I just smiled. It feels good to be honoring the comment from an anonymous emailer – someone whose intentions I don’t know.