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:
Jennifer Myster can pinpoint the day she gave up her Superhero quest to please others and started living her own life. While interviewing for her current job as president of Buffalo Hospital, she was asked: “How do you have fun at work?” Wham! That was the gut punch that changed her life. Jennifer Myster is the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast this Friday. My prediction: her presentation may be...
We all need a personal strategy to de-stress. For Katie French, Administrative Fellow at Regions Hospital, her sanctuary is in nature - and while she’s out there, she’s frequently thinking about how to keep improving her Seven Fs Wheel.
Music makes me happy. Really happy. And when I'm happy I am more patient, more resilient, and more focused. A big part of happiness involves the choices we make to fill our lives with the things we enjoy. So the question is: What makes you really happy? Are you happy today?
Recently at a neighborhood social, I noticed how most people in the room were chiming-in about how hard they work - like a badge of honor. Even the guy who recently retired said, "I'm working harder now than ever...I have so many things I need to do!" So, I tried an experiment.
A dream come true for my wife and business partner, Melinda, and me. The Seven Fs Executive Retreat, February 2016. When was the last time you actually had healthy nerves in your stomach and spine-tingling anticipation, because you put your vision out there to be tested? Seven years ago, I promised my business partner and wife – Melinda [...]
The Good Leadership Training class of 2015 celebrated on the stage at the Good Leadership Breakfast. My joy multiplies when we help people grow. Especially when we help leaders grow. Today, I am especially grateful for a partnership with Jessica Larson at the Center for Diagnostic Imaging. She and I have partnered for more than five years to [...]
The Batz family New Year's day adventure to the Rose Bowl was a "big bucket list" item. A great way to celebrate a good life! Every breath is worth celebrating. Sure, anyone could wish for more of this and less of that...but as long as I'm still breathing there is at least one thing to celebrate. A good life! [...]
Learning something new is good! The Good Leadership team went Curling for the holidays. Who would have thought learning Curling could be so much fun?! The Good Leadership team joyfully discovered the ancient sport of Curling last week. More important: just as air, water and a good night's rest are important...we were all reminded how important learning something new is to [...]
Melinda and I couldn't resist taking a selfie in front of the fake Christmas Tree at the Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain resort in the desert near Tucson, Arizona, last week. Aspirations fuel growth. In other words, good leaders are motivated by the question: “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” This week, Melinda and I visited the [...]