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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Good Leaders: How are you setting goals this week?

Last night at a dinner party, one of our friends casually made the comment to another: “You should put that into your goals for the new year.” He and I made eyes across the room because just hours earlier, we had discussed our goals for the new year. Together, we agreed to use the framework of The Seven Fs for 2017. Here’s the framework, described in detail to help you:

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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: How could a new weekly routine help you?

The Seven Fs Wheel

Elizabeth Grande is asking you: When was the last time you completed a Seven Fs Wheel? Elizabeth is a Sales Specialist at Thomson Reuters and a Bikram yoga instructor, and she recommends using the Seven Fs Wheel weekly. “It helps me match my time, money, and effort with my values and goals.”

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Good Leaders: What rejuvenates you?

The North Shore is one of Katie's happy places...where is yours?

We all need a personal strategy to de-stress. For Katie French, Administrative Fellow at Regions Hospital, her sanctuary is in nature – and while she’s out there, she’s frequently thinking about how to keep improving her Seven Fs Wheel.

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Good Leaders: What motivates your good work?

At some point in our lives, our points of pride are no longer about our individual accomplishments. Gary Spears, IT Director at Medtronic and recent graduate of Good Leadership Training, explains where his most meaningful leadership moments come from.

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Good Leaders: What are you building?

Nothing significant is ever accomplished alone. Healthy relationships are the bricks & mortar; steel & glass, of good leadership. And when the raw materials are glued together by good leaders who work together with good intentions…great things are possible! Four years ago, I sent an email to Kevin Warren, then chief legal counsel of the Minnesota Vikings, asking if he would be a speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast…

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Good Leaders: How much of your fun comes from “work?”

Recently at a neighborhood social, I noticed how most people in the room were chiming-in about how hard they work – like a badge of honor. Even the guy who recently retired said, “I’m working harder now than ever…I have so many things I need to do!” So, I tried an experiment.

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Good Leaders: Who is helping you reach the next level?

We all have a vision for our lives; some more vivid than others. Whether peering into our 80’s, 50’s or 30’s, we are all imagining a richer, happier existence filled with new possibilities and goodness. But nothing significant ever happens alone – who is helping you reach the next level?

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Good Leaders: Who do you feel accountable to?

Good Leadership 2015 Annual Report - The Why

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