Nathan Dungan was in New York City, the day the Twin Towers collapsed. The four days of confinement to his hotel room, and then two days of driving a rental car back to Minnesota, created the perfect opportunity for him to re-think his life.
"I've discovered I feel so much better about myself when I spend time helping others," the man quoted in the article professed. It's the law of Karma, and reciprocity: when we put out helping energy into the world, it comes back to us in amazing ways. At Good Leadership Enterprises, we believe goodness pays. We call helping others: living generously. And I know it pays.
You are in for a real treat. If you make it to the Good Leadership Breakfast next Friday, April 21, you will discover the irresistible mystique of Alex Steinman: I started the Strong Like Mama blog for working mothers," Alex explained. "I don't talk about crafts and new cooking ideas. I talk about real stuff working moms understand...like what to do when your kid craps in the tub while you are on conference call trying to fix a product launch," she laughed. See what I mean?
Today the theme Back to the Future (not the movie) is alive in me. This Friday is the second Good Leadership Breakfast of the year. We are going back to the formula of the Seven Fs: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future for organizing the speakers for the whole series. Last month, our kickoff speaker Richard Leider explored the idea of how “purpose” is at the center of the Seven Fs Wheel. Going forward we are focusing on each of the Seven Fs, starting with “faith.” So, this being the second breakfast, “faith” is the back to the future subject.
Assumptions. Most decisions are based on assumptions like: I assume you are interested. I assume you are available. I assume you will pay your bill. But what happens to our effectiveness when we have flawed assumptions?
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.
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 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.
I don't know if this wives tale is true or not: Did you know the average American gains one pound per year for the rest of their lives after the age of 40? That's crazy! But now that I think of it...I'm 53 years old, and I weigh 17 pounds more than I did when I was 40. That sucks. What will I look like 20 years from now?
"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.