Good Leaders: What habits help you be grateful today?

The words, "we felt compelled to do something in our son's honor," caused the lump in my throat last Friday. The speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast, Marc Miller, was sharing how in his state of grieving over the sudden loss of his son, he felt called to start a non-profit to honor the name of his child, Gunnar.

Good Leaders: How does your faith affect how you show up?

Today the theme Back to the Future (not the movie) is alive in me. This Friday is the second Good Leadership Breakfast of the year. We are going back to the formula of the Seven Fs: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future for organizing the speakers for the whole series. Last month, our kickoff speaker Richard Leider explored the idea of how “purpose” is at the center of the Seven Fs Wheel. Going forward we are focusing on each of the Seven Fs, starting with “faith.” So, this being the second breakfast, “faith” is the back to the future subject.

Good Leaders: How does your faith create happiness around you?

Imagine this: one day you learn your nineteen year-old son has suffered catastrophic head injuries from a skateboarding accident. And when he dies, you dedicate your life to helping young people find happiness. To me, that's a story of spreading goodness.

Good Leaders: How are you setting goals this week?

Last night at a dinner party, one of our friends casually made the comment to another: "You should put that into your goals for the new year." He and I made eyes across the room because just hours earlier, we had discussed our goals for the new year. Together, we agreed to use the framework of The Seven Fs for 2017. Here's the framework, described in detail to help you:

Get to know Patience Ferguson – an HR role model who radiates goodness!

How do organizations thrive? Patience Ferguson knows. She's the Chief Human Resources Officer of the City of Minneapolis. If you attend the Good Leadership Breakfast this week, you will understand what makes the City of Lakes thrive. Will you join us?

Good Leaders: How could a new weekly routine help you?

Elizabeth Grande is asking you: When was the last time you completed a Seven Fs Wheel? Elizabeth is a Sales Specialist at Thomson Reuters and a Bikram yoga instructor, and she recommends using the Seven Fs Wheel weekly. “It helps me match my time, money, and effort with my values and goals.”

Good Leaders: How do your hardships help you lead?

Kevin and Greta Warren (top left) ensure every student at the Lucy Laney school in Minneapolis have fully-stocked backpacks every year. When the students at Lucy Craft Laney Community School in Minneapolis started this fall, Kevin and Greta Warren made certain every child had a new backpack filled with the tools required to learn in school. It's a simple [...]

Good Leaders: How is goodness growing around you?

Becky Bergman was surrounded by blossoming college students as she celebrated her first year as President of Gustavus Adolphus College. One of the true joys in life is watching teenagers grow into young adults in the garden of undergraduate college. It takes a rare individual to thrive as a college president...someone who enjoys digging into the fertilizer. That's [...]

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