Good Leaders: Are you ready for a good Food Fight?

When Bluto yelled "Food Fight" in the movie Animal House, the Faber College cafeteria spontaneously erupted in sloppy wasteful fun. When I hear the words: "Food Fight" I smirk with memories of watching John Belushi in the movie Animal House. His character "Bluto" ignited an Ivy League riot in the cafeteria of Faber College. Years later, I yelled [...]

Good Leaders: Where are you sleeping tonight?

Community leader and photographer Cathy tenBroeke will share a message of hope about ending homelessness at the Good Leadership Breakfast this week. In the wealthiest country in the world, how is it possible more than 10,000 people in Minnesota won't have their own bed to sleep in tonight - and half of those are children!? Minnesota's Director for [...]

Good Leaders: What’s your next chapter?

Leonard Segal (center) was the big winner of the Bucket of Good Will last Friday. Mark Bergman (left) matched the $4471 raised so Leonard could donate $8942 to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Total donations now exceed $105,000. Chapter one ended last Friday.  Five years ago this month, Melinda and I started our own business. Batz Enterprises was [...]

Good Leaders: What do you miss if you don’t show up?

Season Tickets are on sale today for the Good Leadership Breakfast - don't miss out! Through many years of coaching leaders there is one ever-present theme: There never seems to be enough time to get everything done: work life, home life, spiritual life, exercise and sleep? It's gnawing at all of us. That's why I think our ideas [...]

Good Leaders: Who’s on your breakfast plate this fall?

Tim and Jonathan Schmidt are the first father-and-son speakers at the Good Leadership Breakfast. They will share their tale of climbing Mt. Rainier. Rewarding excellence and living generously are two of the cornerstones of Goodness we will celebrate at the 2014 Fall Good Leadership Breakfast Series. That's why I'm already looking forward to this exciting slate of Good [...]