Good Leaders: How is goodness growing around you?

Kurt Nelson (center) won the Bucket of Good Will at the Good Leadership Breakfast last Friday, donating more than $6,000 to the Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club Foundation. Our speaker, Mike Ott (left) of US Bank Private Client Reserve, drew his name from more than 250 guests. Goodness pays, because goodness grows! Last Friday, the Thanksgiving season [...]

Good Leaders: What gets you off to a good start?

Lynn Casey and I shared a laugh together from center stage at the Good Leadership Breakfast Series. We asked her to speak at our 5th Anniversary celebration, because she radiates goodness, and she is a leader who decides to "be happy." Physicians preach the virtue of starting every day with a good breakfast. But I believe the most important [...]

Good Leaders: Are you a ‘pump’ or a ‘drain’ today?

HealthPartners senior executive Calvin Allen shared his ideas on goodness at the September 2014 Good Leadership Breakfast. HealthPartners senior executive Calvin Allen captivated the room of 245 leaders at the Good Leadership Breakfast last Friday with this idea: "Are you a pump or a drain?"  The pump fills people with hope and energy to help them grow and [...]

Good Leaders: What culture is forming around you?

Management guru Peter Drucker famously said: "culture eats strategy for breakfast."  Years later he added: "especially in healthcare!"  No one would understand that more than our speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast this Friday: Calvin Allen.  He's the leader of both HR and Strategy for Healthpartners. He radiates goodness When I spend time with Calvin Allen, I come away with [...]

Good Leaders: Who’s on your breakfast plate this fall?

Tim and Jonathan Schmidt are the first father-and-son speakers at the Good Leadership Breakfast. They will share their tale of climbing Mt. Rainier. Rewarding excellence and living generously are two of the cornerstones of Goodness we will celebrate at the 2014 Fall Good Leadership Breakfast Series. That's why I'm already looking forward to this exciting slate of Good [...]

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