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Bill George: Why should we be optimistic about our future?

By Paul Batz | November 29, 2022

On Friday, November 18, the Good Leadership team hosted the 100th episode of the Good Leadership Breakfast Series. The point of the day was to collect answers to the question: Why should we be optimistic about our future? More than 330 guests participated and collectively raised more than $22,000 for charity. A special one-time past…

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Bill George: Why should we be optimistic about our future?

By Paul Batz | November 29, 2022

On Friday, November 18, the Good Leadership team hosted the 100th episode of the Good Leadership Breakfast Series. The point of the day was to collect answers to the question: Why should we be optimistic about our future? More than 330 guests participated and collectively raised more than $22,000 for charity. A special one-time past…

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The 100th Good Leadership Breakfast – a launching pad for the acquisition of Interaction Dynamics Group

By Paul Batz | December 5, 2022

The buzz is still alive around the halls of Good Leadership after hosting 330+ guests for the 100th episode of the breakfast series. Bill George was a rock star as the speaker, and the guests and past speakers who contributed more than $23,000 were amazing! Goodness really does pay. Acquisition of Interaction Dynamics Group Perhaps…

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Bill George: Why should we be optimistic about our future?

By Paul Batz | November 29, 2022

On Friday, November 18, the Good Leadership team hosted the 100th episode of the Good Leadership Breakfast Series. The point of the day was to collect answers to the question: Why should we be optimistic about our future? More than 330 guests participated and collectively raised more than $22,000 for charity. A special one-time past…

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Pete Bevacqua and Paul Batz on stage at the Good Leadership Breakfast September 2022

Why we should be optimistic about the future – from the Chairman of NBC Sports

By Paul Batz | September 26, 2022

Pete Bevacqua was the perfect speaker for the 98th episode of the Good Leadership Breakfast. His presence, perspective, and convictions were perfectly aligned with the three intentions for the day: Discuss leadership in terms of “good leadership” – which is all about working in teams, to create great results. Together. Launch the newest Good Leadership…

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The 100th Good Leadership Breakfast – a launching pad for the acquisition of Interaction Dynamics Group

By Paul Batz | December 5, 2022

The buzz is still alive around the halls of Good Leadership after hosting 330+ guests for the 100th episode of the breakfast series. Bill George was a rock star as the speaker, and the guests and past speakers who contributed more than $23,000 were amazing! Goodness really does pay. Acquisition of Interaction Dynamics Group Perhaps…

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Are you ready for the party of the decade?

By Paul Batz | October 15, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019, is the 10th anniversary of our firm: Good Leadership Enterprises. On Halloween, 2009, I quit my job – with the love and encouragement of my wife Melinda – and dove into the icy waters of entrepreneurship. Ten years later we’re still floating, and it’s time to celebrate! Here’s what you will miss if you can’t be there:

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Good Leaders: How do you own your mistakes?

By Paul Batz | June 13, 2017

Good leaders have vivid aspirations and the ability to rally people around exciting ideas. And sometimes we make mistakes. The key to learning from your mistakes is to forgive yourself. Here’s a good example:

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Bill George: Why should we be optimistic about our future?

By Paul Batz | November 29, 2022

On Friday, November 18, the Good Leadership team hosted the 100th episode of the Good Leadership Breakfast Series. The point of the day was to collect answers to the question: Why should we be optimistic about our future? More than 330 guests participated and collectively raised more than $22,000 for charity. A special one-time past…

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Celebrate the light: Optimist New Year today

By Paul Batz | December 21, 2020

Today is Optimist New Year, because of the winter solstice, the sunlight is gaining and the darkness is retreating. You won’t notice if you watch for more light this week, because the difference is infinitesimal. But this year, the metaphorical difference is huge. We all need more light, joy, and hope. Religious scholars agree there…

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Optimist New Year: Two weeks away – who are you helping to thrive?

By Paul Batz | December 8, 2020

Yes, the virus is raging. Mother nature is definitely off-kilter. And the dark noise of political bickering seems to be in overdrive. There are so many reasons to be concerned about our collective future…but there is brightness ahead. Just two weeks from today, the receding sunlight, will turn the corner and reverse its dark veil.…

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Good Leaders: When does goodness hurt?

By Paul Batz | July 18, 2017

Hang in there with me: my point of view is “goodness pays.” No, I’m not a pastor, priest or a Boy/Girl Scout. I coach on leadership, and I see everyday that goodness pays. But lately, I have been re-learning that sometimes using the word “goodness” turns people away. Normally, I just chalk that up to a combination of the Bell Curve, and basic segmentation – there are a lot of people who think “goodness” is a soft and squishy waste of time. Last week, we experienced rejection on something we really wanted…

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Good Leaders: Who are you helping today?

By Paul Batz | July 11, 2017

You’ve heard me say this before: Nothing significant ever happens alone. That’s why public/private partnerships are formed to help people in our community thrive.

This year, Melinda and I agree to lead by example by committing to a Platinum Corporate Sponsorship of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. We see our role as catalysts to show other private businesses what’s possible with a commitment of time, talents and money to help people in need thrive.

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Good Leaders: What did you do yesterday afternoon?

By Paul Batz | June 20, 2017

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.

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Drama and Accountability

By Paul Batz | February 22, 2022

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What do you mean by “Alignment?”

By Paul Batz | February 15, 2022

This week in a video call, the Good Leadership coaching team was challenged with the question: What does it really mean to be “aligned,” anyway? It’s a legitimate question because the word “alignment” means as many things as the word “strategic” in the business lexicon. Here’s how we answered:   Alignment is when everyone on…

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Waterfall or Faucet?

By Paul Batz | September 28, 2021

How do you think about creating alignment within your team?  Alignment is important because employees will tell you right away: When the team at the top is not aligned, everyone suffers. What is suffering? In general, it’s the declining sense of hope that accelerates with frustration. People don’t get exhausted by working too long and…

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Today’s blog is a video

By Paul Batz | March 12, 2019

The world premiere of the How Goodness Pays book was this past January. Paul Hillen and I shared the stage at a prestigious event called Pancakes at Providence. We hired Twin Cities Public Television to capture the event on video, and produce stimulating segments. You can watch the 3-minute sample video…

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Ever wonder how you would look on TV? Link to Batz on KMSP TV

By Paul Batz | July 12, 2011

Today, I saw the video from the very first television interview about the Seven Fs, and our book What Really Works.  It aired on a Saturday morning, on  KMSP TV, Minneapolis.  You can see it by either pasting this URL into your browser, or visiting the Paul Batz You Tube site.  (http://youtu.be/X95QOX-YJnw) Hey, I realize…

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Good Leadership Enterprises Grows Leadership Consultancy

By Paul Batz | November 22, 2022

NEWS RELEASE Good Leadership Enterprises Grows Leadership Consultancy with Acquisition of Pennsylvania Leadership Firm Kevin Sensenig Named First-Ever President of Good Leadership Enterprises  MINNEAPOLIS – Good Leadership Enterprises (Good Leadership), a Minnesota-based leadership development firm, has expanded its team through the acquisition of Interaction Dynamics Group (IDG), a Pennsylvania-based leadership consultancy. IDG founder Kevin Sensenig, a 30-year leadership…

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What does anyone say about last week?

By Paul Batz | January 12, 2021

It would be tone-deaf not to write about last week. For those of us hoping the start of 2021 would be flowers and bunnies…it didn’t happen. So, what do I have to say about this? A day that will live in infamy I’m sure you will have memories of exactly where you were when you…

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Whatever happens today will happen

By Paul Batz | November 3, 2020

If you’ve followed this blog lately, you know I’ve been sharing secrets for how leaders are keeping their wits about them to stay positive. That’s a good topic for today – election day in America, 2020. The opportunity to vote in an open election is one of the greatest rights of a free society. Participation…

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