The world's most recognized authority on the power of purpose was the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast this past Friday. Richard Leider launched our eighth year - the largest attendance and the most immediately powerful programming so far. Here's what guests said about their experience:
The 8th year of the Good Leadership Breakfast Series starts on February 10, 2017 with a legend in the leadership coaching and human development field, Richard Leider. View the full line up for the spring – mark your calendars for some inspiration with your morning coffee four Friday mornings this spring.
To start the new year, my organization - Good Leadership Enterprises - has become an Endorsing Organization for the Minnesota Business Ethics Award. We think it's the right thing to do. And it's a really good way to promote the idea of people and organizations radiating goodness as both an intention and outcome of good leadership. Here's why the Award is so important:
This week, we have some time off with family. That's why I tuned into an important conversation on a local radio talk show. The interviewer asked three panelists: "What's the best way to talk about politics with your family over the holidays?" The first two offered politically-correct, crappy advice. The third panelist gave the best answer.
"Our current thinking limits our ability to accomplish extraordinary things," explained Jodi Harpstead, CEO of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. Jodi was the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast last Friday, where she shared the secret sauce for her leadership.
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:
Nothing brings us together as a country like the Olympics. Last night I laid awake in bed watching Americans dominate the swimming events – it was wonderful! Chants of USA, USA, USA! help me forget the lead-up to Rio was colored by reports of crime, corruption and unfulfilled promises.
With two toddlers and a recent promotion, Sara Koch’s life as a good leader is sometimes overwhelming. At Lutheran Social Service, Sara oversees seniors who volunteer to support other seniors and children around the Twin Cities. One day, Sara asked one of those volunteers, an elderly woman from the Soviet Union, what motivates her.
The passionate golfers among us remember Payne Stewart as the legendary winner of eleven PGA Tour events whose flashy knicker outfits made him stand out from the crowd. But his son Aaron remembers him differently. Read on to see how you can be part of a historic celebration.