Are you ready for the party of the decade?

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?

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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Good Leaders: Have you planned your winter retreat?

Successful executives and business owners understand their “job” is more than a job. It’s a full mind, body and soul commitment to build something special. It takes an unwavering support system of family and friends to make it happen. And sometimes a restorative Seven Fs retreat is just what the doctor ordered!

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Good Leaders: How would you celebrate a million dollar weekend?

We often celebrate history; it’s rare that we also make history at the same time. But that’s exactly what happened last weekend when Aaron Stewart, son of the late golfer Payne Stewart, joined 150 good leaders at Hazeltine National Golf Course for a once-in-a-lifetime charitable dinner.

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

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] 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…

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Good leaders: what can we learn from baseball tonight?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey made the traveling circus an irresistible American spectacle.  When the circus came to town, everyone noticed. This week, Major League Baseball’s 2014 All Star Game…

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Who’s growing around you today?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Autumn in the American heartland means seeds go dormant. But last week was peak growing season for leaders around here. Four years ago, Melinda and I planted two seeds with promise:…

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Who did you remember yesterday?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Following the civil war, the final Monday in May became known as “Decoration Day” honoring the hoards of soldiers who died in our nation’s bloodiest war.  They were fighting over basic…

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What are you doing next Thursday night?

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] We all know that bad news sells.  I’m sitting in a Phoenix hotel this morning scanning the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today — Constantly Negative News…

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When was the last time you really threw yourself out there?

Entrepreneurial energy and courage are often rewarded.  And sometimes not.  The risk/reward proposition is fuel for leaders like me, and I’m asking for your help. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] By now, you know this blog…

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