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The Good Leadership Podcast explores what leadership looks like today, and shares insights and success habits from hosts and executive team coaches, Paul Batz and Kevin Sensenig.

You will learn how to lead teams effectively and what it means to coach teams.

Episode 21: Winning with Archie Black

Join Paul Batz and Kevin Sensenig on the Good Leadership Podcast as they recall the November Good Leadership Breakfast, featuring Archie Black, recently retired CEO of SPS Commerce in Minneapolis, MN. In this episode, Paul and Kevin reflect on how Archie has lead his team to years of growth and success – “winning” in their industry.

Episode 20: Recognizing Goodness with Mai-Anh Tran

Join Paul Batz and Kevin Sensenig on the Good Leadership Podcast as they recall the October Good Leadership Breakfast, featuring Mai-Anh Tran, Associate Vice President of Philanthropic Services at the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation. In this episode, learn how Mai-Anh leads by recognizing others, lifting up all voices at the table, and implementing processes that keep everyone on her team accountable to each other.

Episode 19: The Art of Healthy Tension with Michele Havens

Join Paul Batz and JC Lippold on the Good Leadership Podcast as they recall the September Good Leadership Breakfast, featuring Michele Havens, President of the West Region for Northern Trust. In this episode, learn how Michele leads with an artful balance of structural and relational integrity, something we call "healthy tension" at Good Leadership.

Episode 18: The Power of Positivity with Glen Gunderson

Join Paul Batz and Kevin Sensenig on the Good Leadership Podcast as they recap the impactful May Good Leadership Breakfast, featuring Glen Gunderson, President and CEO of the YMCA of the North. Gain insights into Glen's remarkable efforts in building a strong culture of goodness within the community through his extensive work at the Y. Tune in to discover the power of fostering a culture of goodness.

Episode 17: The Power of Empathy with Christine Geissler

Join the Good Leadership Podcast as Paul Batz and Kevin Sensenig debrief the April Good Leadership Breakfast featuring Christine Geissler, Global SVP Human Resources of Reckitt. Learn about how Christine truly wins with a goodness culture drawing on the power of empathy.

Episode 16: Good Leadership is a Team Sport

Good Leadership recently launched its newest book: Good Leadership Is a Team Sport. Paul and Kevin talk about the early drafts of the book and how it came to the final product it is today.

Episode 15: Understanding the Seven Fs

Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness, Friends, Fun, and Future. In this episode, Paul and Kevin discuss the Seven Fs, the concept of "blending", and how to make these concepts come to life both personally and professionally.

Episode 14: What is Goodness and how does it pay?

Why is common sense not common practice? Paul and Kevin discuss the central mission of Good Leadership and explain how goodness pays in the workplace.

Episode 13: Taking time off to be a better leader

After a brief hiatus, The Good Leadership Podcast is back! This week Paul and Kevin discuss taking time off (both planned and unplanned) and how role modeling time off can help both you and your team.

Episode 12: Is there a bigger topic than trust?

Trust is an outcome of how people behave and solve problems together. In this episode, Paul and Kevin discuss the importance for leaders to build trust with their teams, and some practical tips on how to start building that trust.

Episode 11: Communication is the key

We are drawn to leaders who can make their ideas simple and compelling. Paul and Kevin discuss how you can measure the communication skills of a team and share success habits to improve communication throughout the entire organization.

Episode 10: Shared Commitments vs. Ground Rules

What is the difference between a shared commitments culture and a ground rules culture? Kevin and Paul explore how a shared commitments culture in organizations allows teams to thrive together.

Episode 9: Blended Benefits: Supporting personal and professional growth

Lead with less stress and less fear by fostering an environment of care – both personally and professionally. Listen in as Paul and Kevin discuss how to build that in your teams and share how the Seven Fs are a good metric to measure by.

Episode 8: Disciplined follow through, a cautionary tale

We all know what disciplined follow through is and why it’s important. But what happens when it doesn’t happen? Paul and Kevin explore what happens when leaders don’t do what they say they will.

Episode 7: How transparent should your decision making be?

As a leader, you make a lot of decisions. How much transparency is expected these days? Listen as Paul and Kevin discuss their thoughts on transparent decision making in the work place.

Episode 6: Defining Clear Roles and Responsibilities

What does it mean to have clear roles and responsibilities? You might think you know, but how can you be sure? Paul and Kevin define clear roles and responsibilities and share how you can transform your team by calling them out.

Episode 5: Compelling Plans and why you should have one

What’s the difference between a compelling plan and a business plan? Paul and Kevin dive into what makes a compelling plan compelling, and why you should invest time into making one.

Episode 4: Understanding Epoxy Theory

This isn’t a science podcast, but epoxy theory is a relatively scientific concept. Paul and Kevin discuss why equal parts of relational capital and structural integrity create the strongest teams.

Episode 3: Healthy Tension…it’s a good thing?

No more Minnesota Nice…Paul and Kevin discuss the concept of healthy tension and why it is vital for high-performing teams to master it.

Episode 2: We is Greater than Me

Nothing significant happens alone. Paul and Kevin dive into why leadership is a plural concept and how to “shed the superhero cape” and lead a group.

Episode 1: Welcome to the Good Leadership Podcast

Welcome to the start of The Good Leadership Podcast, hosted by Paul Batz and Kevin Sensenig. In this episode, they will discuss the story of a hospital executive who experienced the catalytic power of coaching teams instead of individuals.

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