Good Leaders: What have you risen above?

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Maureen Bausch shared how she rose above man challenges on the road to the CEO of the Minnesota Super Bowl Committee.

Maureen Bausch shared how she rose above many challenges on the road to becoming the CEO of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee.

If we intend to radiate goodness, we have to become a source of fairness. That means absorbing any all types of injustice and filtering the hurt, and then rising above it for something positive.

When the funding got cut for my 4th grade teaching job in Arizona, I had to return home to Minnesota and go to work as my Dad’s secretary in our family grocery business,” explained Maureen Bausch. She was the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast last Friday. Today, she is the CEO of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. That’s a big leap!

Maureen shared that her disappointment and frustration over losing the teaching job she loved proved catalytic for her success today. A mentor penetrated her psyche with a stern and direct lesson: life is not fair. “I quickly learned that I had to make the best of the situation…and here I am today, running the Super Bowl committee,” she reflected.

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"I work my hardest to find the hidden talents in everyone who works for us," Maureen shared during our interview.

“I work my hardest to find the hidden talents in everyone who works for us,” Maureen shared during our interview.

Her story is consistent with one of the most pointed themes of the 52 breakfast speakers who have come before Maureen: Good Leaders choose to make the best of things in life that are seemingly unfair by rising above the misfortune to create something healthy and fair for others. Past speakers have talked about divorce, bankruptcy, cancer, instability at home, unexpected layoffs and getting fired.

In every success story, the leader rose above the hurt and became a source of excellence, generosity, fairness and positivity. I consider myself amazingly blessed to learn these lessons over and over again as the host of the conversation.

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Regions Hospital Foundation was the recipient of contributions into the Bucket of Good Will. Total donations total more than $167,000. NAME was the winner!

Regions Hospital Foundation was the recipient of contributions into the Bucket of Good Will. Total donations total more than $167,000. Kate French was the grateful winner!

Good leaders rise above the unexpected episodes of injustice and unfairness in life. And they filter out the hurt and disappointment to become a source of excellence, generosity, fairness and positivity for others.

Please share with me: What have you risen above?

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