So, yesterday was anything but a normal day at the office. In the afternoon I was on TV at the local NBC studios talking with Pat Evans about The Bucket List Book. It's fun to be on TV! Pat's a great guy - someone who radiates goodness. Continue reading for a summary of the interview and watch the segment.
Good leaders can look back on their lives and identify specific people, and specific moments when someone helped them see the possibilities in their leadership. For me, there have been several. One of the most significant conversations was with Mark Bergman. You may know him as the inventor of the HANDy Paint Pail. He sparked "what's possible" in me, and we wrote a book together.
On Father's Day weekend in 1999, I made the commitment to become and author. I created an outline and wrote the first 2000 words while flying from Minneapolis to London to visit my sister Liesl. When that first book, Inspire, Persuade, Lead was published, I decided that writing a Best-Seller book someday was on my Bucket List.
What would you do with $204,395 to change a little piece of the world? That’s what the Good Leadership Breakfast tribe is doing with the help of HANDy Paint Pail inventor Mark Bergman. We call it living generously.
By now, you know our firm, Good Leadership Enterprises, works with visionary CEOs, business owners and community leaders to grow their enterprises with good leadership. That means we provide business transformation projects, leadership development partnering, and inspirational programs. If you are inspired by the breakfasts or this blog, that’s wonderful! But that’s not enough.
Last night at a dinner party, one of our friends casually made the comment to another: "You should put that into your goals for the new year." He and I made eyes across the room because just hours earlier, we had discussed our goals for the new year. Together, we agreed to use the framework of The Seven Fs for 2017. Here's the framework, described in detail to help you:
This past Sunday, I shared a delightful conversation with my 80-years-young mother about her Bucket List. What I learned from her was amazing.
The face of the US $100,000 bill, Woodrow Wilson, will be smiling big on October 17, when we exceed $100,000 in the total contributions from the Bucket of Good Will. Last week, the Minnesota Twins' best baseball pitcher turned down an opportunity to pitch one more inning to receive a $500,000 bonus. With this simple statement, he shined [...]
Don Shelby (center) was the final speaker of the 2013 Good Leadership Breakfast Series. He and I are pictured here with our clothier, King Bavender. The propaganda for the Good Leadership Breakfast Series claims: "Inspiration stronger than your morning espresso." With standing room only attendance, the 200+ guests who attended last week's highly-caffeinated meeting featuring Don Shelby were not [...]
Mark Bergman is a hero and a role model for everyone who's had that "million dollar idea." Come hear the story of the HANDy Paint Pail. We all fantasize about winning the lottery. It's so fun to dream out loud about how we would spend our millions. "Winning it big" is a part of the American tapestry. For [...]