Good Leaders: How well do you share your finances?

Most people would rather speak about their sex lives or spirituality than talk about their money. Somehow discussing our "finances" creates an uncomfortable window into our souls. That's why I invited Nathan Dungan to be our speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast this Friday.

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:

Good Leaders: Are you creating the life you want?

Stephanie Franciscus took our Personal Visioning exercise seriously – and she’s on fire. As the Director of Sales Effectiveness at Medica, Stephanie was a star graduate of the Good Leadership Training program this spring. She’s someone who role models positivity and is always working to improve her Seven Fs Wheel, explaining: “I owe it to myself to create the life I want.”

Good Leaders: How do you lead through influence?

Heidi Humphrey wants to make sure her kids understand the impact of their mom’s work. Along with teaching life lessons early, Heidi stays connected to her family by being active. Here she is with family and friends at the Color Run! Heidi is the Director of Client Experience at U.S. Bank, and when each of her daughters turned [...]

Good Leaders: How do you scale up?

When you walk into a Jimmy John’s, do you think about the sink in the back that needs to be fixed? Dan relies on his business partner, Liz, for support as their company grows. "It's so much easier to open a business when you have someone you trust by your side," he says. As CEO of The Lambi Corporation, [...]

Good Leaders: How are you navigating uncertainty?

Julie Mattson radiates goodness by focusing on being her whole self at work and at home. Julie Mattson has a tough job: she’s an HR manager at Katun Corporation; a company in the uncertainty of a CEO search. Her goals are to make sure that employees feel supported and receive clear communication. Achieving those goals requires fairness and positivity; [...]

Good Leaders: What is your mood today?

Justin Hanratty, CEO of Hanratty Associates, will inspire new growth in you. What is the most important decision we make every day as leaders? To be happy. I'm really happy to introduce you to Justin Hanratty - the closing speaker for the Spring 2015 Good Leadership Breakfast Series. He's a bright young husband, father and CEO, who is creating [...]

Good Leaders: What are you celebrating this week?

This week we are celebrating National Small Business Week in America. And we are hosting a Business Owner Forum on May 29, 2015. This week Americans are celebrating National Small Business Week! As I gaze into my own bloodline, I see a steady stream of business owners: farmers, a funeral home, a newspaper, a florist, a diversity and [...]

Good Leaders: How are you promoting fairness?

Kelly Chatman is the Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, in the Harrison Neighborhood of North Minneapolis. The Good Leadership Breakfast Series is celebrating another "first" next week: we are meeting on a THURSDAY!  If you decide to break out of your Friday morning habit, I guarantee you will be inspired. Here's why: The founders of America dreamed of [...]

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