"I've discovered I feel so much better about myself when I spend time helping others," the man quoted in the article professed. It's the law of Karma, and reciprocity: when we put out helping energy into the world, it comes back to us in amazing ways. At Good Leadership Enterprises, we believe goodness pays. We call helping others: living generously. And I know it pays.
So the next time you think your work is hard, imagine this: Standing in front of your Board of Directors, your immediate boss gives your part of the global project a "vote of no confidence." So how would you turn it around? Continue reading and watch the overview video.
Assumptions. Most decisions are based on assumptions like: I assume you are interested. I assume you are available. I assume you will pay your bill. But what happens to our effectiveness when we have flawed assumptions?
The new year ushered in our 8th year in the business of spreading goodness through good leaders. Good Leadership Enterprises, a dream that is growing from years ago - although I did not see "spreading goodness" would be both the fuel and the engine. So that begs the question: What have we learned about goodness?
A client flew into town last week to celebrate a really bold move we made together in 2016. Monte Nuckols and I recorded a video message about the maneuver, and then headed off to the BOLD Awards Nomination reception for the Minnesota Association for Corporate Growth. His quarter billion dollar project finished on time and $30M under budget. That's bold!
Traveling from Minneapolis to Santiago, Chile, is an exciting journey halfway around the globe - 14 airline hours north-to-south. And yet, when the subjects are "goodness" and The Seven Fs, the bonding was instant, with friendships fast and close. For me, it was energizing to know my mission of "goodness pays" travels well.
Passion, positive energy and the spirit of abundance radiate from Rita Johnson-Mills – she’s the President and CEO of United Healthcare Community Plan of Tennessee. Rita Johnson-Mills is the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast on Friday, October 21. If you want to meet her, please join us – but you will have to show up early, or move quickly afterward.
Whether you know it or not, the comments you share are shaping our point of view and how we are approaching the Goodness Pays book project. Here's a vivid example: The subject line only read: COMMENT. The body of the email simply said: What are you an F’in Do-Gooder?
"So, what is the opposite of goodness?" the interviewee asked. Before we could even begin the first interview for the Goodness Pays book project, the executive presented significant resistance. "I need to know if you are trying to paint the picture that the opposite of "goodness" is "badness," he continued. Here's how I answered:
Patience Ferguson is at the top of the mountain in her peer group. As Chief Human Resources Officer at the City of Minneapolis, she has her dream job – one that she never expected to earn. She shared a passionate story of her journey to a full room at the Good Leadership Breakfast series last Friday. Here’s a sample of what she shared...