Knicker Open

Good Leaders: What makes you happy?

My team of (L to R) Ross Bernstein, Dan McGinty, me and Mark Jordahl won the Bobby Jones Classic Team Fashion award at the 24th Annual Knicker Open benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities. This morning I'm happy. More so than other days. Because yesterday we hosted the Knicker Open charity golf tournament for [...]

Good leaders: What could you do with Knickers and Happy Hour?

Hall of Fame golfer Payne Stewart inspired the Knicker Open charity golf tournament, which began in 1992. In 1991, the late, great Payne Stewart won the United States Open golf tournament at Hazeltine National in great style. It was his fashion statement wearing knickers that sparked the philanthropic fire in custom clothier Kingford Bavender. As of today his [...]

Good Leaders: What’s your favorite leadership word?

Michael Anschel showed his Seven Fs Wheel at the Good Leadership Breakfast to demonstrate his "exuberance" for his craft. Every so often, I hear a new concept about leadership that stops me in my tracks. Surprisingly, not until Michael Anschel last week had I heard a leader use the word "exuberance" as a catalyst for success. What fun! Michael [...]

Good Leaders: Who is on your breakfast plate?

Lynn Casey, CEO of Padilla CRT is my favorite "boss" ever. She will kick off our 5th Anniversary Good Leadership Breakfast, February 20, 2015. Just as our bodies are shaped by what we eat, our character grows by the goodness of the people around us. Fear has a lot to do with feeling alone. Hope is fueled by [...]