Good Leaders: How are you celebrating today?

On Black Friday, we hosted a winter tailgating party to celebrate the lighting of this 52 foot-tall pine tree in our front yard. 6,000 lights of joy! While most of America was wrestling for Black Friday deals, the Batz family was hosting a winter tailgating-party in Minnesota. Yep...we decided to party during the wintry, sunset hours in our front [...]

By |2017-03-07T14:27:36-06:00December 1st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Good Leaders: How does excellence radiate around you?

Christmas in Christ Chapel at Gustavus Adolphus College is excellence expressed as a value and an outcome. Photo: Gustavus Adolphus College. Alabama football. Harvard Business School. Christmas in Christ Chapel at Gustavus. Is excellence a value or an outcome? Booker T Washington once wrote: Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. Today, more than [...]

Are you living as if you are a miracle?

What can agnostic Albert Einstein teach us about the magic of Christmas? Tomorrow morning is the Super Bowl of Christianity. As the silent night gives way to another 364 days in waiting, I'm encouraging you to think about the insights of Albert Einstein: "There are two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing in life [...]

By |2017-03-07T14:27:53-06:00December 23rd, 2013|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Are you listening for fairness today?

How does the life and death of Nelson Mandela pique your senses for fairness in the world today? With the humanity celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, I'm looking for signs of the miracles in the world today. And listening for fairness.  Are you? Normally, I articulate Good Leadership by lifting up the contemporary wisdom of people living [...]