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

Pete Bevacqua and Paul Batz on stage at the Good Leadership Breakfast September 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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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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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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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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Success Habit: It’s all about the people

The 91st episode of the Good Leadership Breakfast aired on the eve of Memorial Day Weekend. The virtual format allowed a large cadre of good leaders to tune in while preparing for the unofficial beginning of summer. And what a treat they received, meeting Megan Remark, President and CEO of Regions Hospital in St. Paul,…

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How are you different as a leader because of the last year?

What. A. Year. 12 months ago today, most leaders were wondering about the financial future of their businesses, while learning to work from home and live without the normal routines of everyday life. And then one year ago today, George Floyd was murdered under a knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Within days the city…

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