Meet Adrienne Diercks, Founder and Executive Director of Project Success

“Did you know you can rent a camel?” Adrienne Diercks asked me during the long format part of the program at last Friday’s Good Leadership Breakfast. Her question, was in response to my question: What pivot points in your life led you to start Project Success? “I was riding a camel through the Great Pyramids…

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Meet Natalie Stute, CHRO of Gainwell Technologies

Business authors and scholars have been publishing articles recently about the importance of positivity in leaders over the past two years. Simply put: sincere positivity helps with the mood swings and intense introspection caused by recent world affairs. Natalie Stute, Chief Human Resources Officer for Gainwell Technologies, was the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast…

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How do you relate to your teams

Twelve days ago was the launch of the Good Leadership Breakfast version 3.0. The pandemic accelerated the use of interactive technology in how we all work and play, so, we were compelled to incorporate online and app-based research into the Breakfast model. We polled a group of professionals from all across the US and then…

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Meet Mike Stigers, CEO of Cub Foods

Last Thursday, March 10, was the triumphant return of the Good Leadership Breakfast Series in the traditional sense – we hosted more than 150 guests, live and in-person at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Minneapolis. Guests were treated to an inspiring message from Mike Stigers, CEO of Cub Foods. Back to the basics Good leadership means…

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Drama and Accountability

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What do you mean by “Alignment?”

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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Science and Good Leadership with Alison Brown

Good Leadership is the art and science of people working together to create great results. After 21-months of pivoting, the Good Leadership Breakfast Series finally returned to a live meeting last Friday. Getting back into the ballroom, required a whole lot of people working together. And it was energizing to be back with our sponsors…

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What can you learn from Terry Rasmussen, President and CEO of Thrivent?

Terry Rasmussen is the President and CEO of Thrivent, and was the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast last Friday morning. We heard how she became a dental hygienist at the suggestion of her father, then had a career as a trial lawyer, then General Counsel, on her way to the CEO role. We mused…

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Waterfall or Faucet?

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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Success Habits of MPR President: Duchesne Drew

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) found their President, Duchesne Drew, by way of some early talent scout who admired his savvy as a journalist – and also saw his talent as a leader. Duchesne (pronounced De-Shawn) was the speaker at the 92ndepisode of the Good Leadership Breakfast Series last Friday, September 17, 2021. He shared how…

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