Good Leaders: Are you ready to help?

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Its time for us to create a two-way dialogue about goodness. Will you start by sharing: What leaders do you know who radiate goodness, and why?

It’s time for us to create a two-way dialogue about goodness. Will you start by sharing: What leaders do you know who radiate goodness and why?

My blog today represents a shift in the goodness movement. Over the past seven years, the Good Leadership team has been working on defining and refining the goodness message so the idea that “goodness pays” is appealing to the broadest possible audience. Now, we really need your help.

Two-way dialogue

At the Good Leadership Breakfast on September 16, Paul Hillen and I will be announcing an exciting new book project. We hired a writing coach and formed a hypothesis. Then, we hired a world-class research partner to design and execute the largest research project ever tried on the subject of goodness in leadership and business. Formal interviews begin the week following Labor Day.

From defining to spreading

By asking you to contribute, we are beginning a deliberate shift from refining/defining to the active phase of “spreading goodness.” And it starts with you!

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Will you help by answering the question? Lets start sharing!

Will you help by answering the question? Let’s start sharing!

Please answer this question: What leaders around you radiate goodness and why?  

Simply comment on this blog (below) with the name of someone who is a good leader, and describe why as efficiently as you can. Starting next week, I will begin reporting/sharing on your suggestions.

Then, over the next six months, we will be collecting these nominations, reporting on your stories, and sharing these “proof statements” for a discussion on all of our social media channels. Especially this blog.

 Ready, Set…Go!

Goodness Pledge Spark - The highest compliment for any leaderPlease reply with an answer to this question: What leaders around you radiate goodness and why?

Any recommendation is acceptable, and any answer is helpful. Let’s build a best-seller together!

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7 Comments

  1. Craig Espelien on August 30, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Keith Meyer (Cemstone) – always thoughtful, always present and approaches problems from a “let’s solve” rather than a “let’s affix blame” perspective.



  2. paul batz on August 30, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Fantastic Craig: Great start. Cemstone is an outstanding organization, and good leaders like Keith Meyer are one of the reasons. Thanks for sharing. More good things to come. Paul



  3. Ben Oliver on August 30, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Poppy Potter, Operations Director, Voyageur Outward Bound School. She leads with opportunity as her approach to all challenges, and enrolls staff members at all levels in the vision!



  4. Darin Lynch on August 30, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I have a few…1) Brian Nelson, at Pinky Swear. His enthusiasm, kindness and authenticity are contagious. 2) Rich Anderson and Marc Miller at ImagineIT. They consistently invest in both their people and their customer experience, plus they’ve been more than willing to share advice and lessons learned with others (such as me!). Great people, and probably only the tip of the goodness iceberg.



  5. paul batz on September 8, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Thanks Ben: You probably know this…my son Ben Batz works for VOBS – he and are going on a Boundary Waters canoe trip starting this Sunday. We will look forward to learning more about the good leadership of Poppy Potter – thanks



  6. paul batz on September 8, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Thanks Darin: you are one of the people who really has his finger on the pulse of good leaders in the MSP community. We will look forward to learning more about the impact of Brian Nelson and Rich Anderson – Marc Miller has agreed to be a speaker at the March Good Leadership Breakfast Series in 2017. Great minds think alike!



  7. Darin Lynch on September 8, 2016 at 11:02 am

    One more…Terry Brown, a former executive at General Mills. We’ve met regularly over the last few years (usually over a pint, or more), and the wisdom he has imparted has been so valuable. And he shares that in a way that takes insights from a gigantic enterprise and makes them relevant to a little company like ours. Great spirit behind his graciousness.



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