Good Leaders: What goals bring out the goodness in you?

"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.

Good Leaders: Who helps you see new possibilities?

There are specific people in our lives that change our trajectory. Jodi Harpstead is one of those people for me – and I’m so happy she is the closing speaker of the 2016 Good Leadership Breakfast Series on Friday, November 18. Jodi was working at Medtronic in the early growth years and was living one of those “pinch me” storylines. Then, something changed her trajectory.

Good Leaders: How are you supporting equality?

As part of a leadership exercise at a 2015 Good Leadership Breakfast, the 350 professionals in the room brainstormed synonyms for fairness. A common suggestion was “equality”…and leaving that morning, I realized that I wasn’t fully practicing equality at the Breakfasts.

What was amazing about your weekend?

Our daughter, Kathryn Anne Batz, graduated Summa Cum Laude, from Gustavus Adolphus College this past Sunday. What an amazing day! When students graduate from New York University, the ceremony is held at Yankee Stadium. That's the second coolest place in America to hold graduation.  Hollingsworth Field, in St. Peter, Minnesota is the coolest. That was confirmed again this [...]

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