Good Leaders: Is it Time for Your Bucket List?

On Father’s Day weekend in 1999, I made the commitment to become and author. I created an outline and wrote the first 2000 words while flying from Minneapolis to London to visit my sister Liesl. When that first book, Inspire, Persuade, Lead was published, I decided that writing a Best-Seller book someday was on my Bucket List.

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Good Leaders: How would vulnerability help your leadership?

Jennifer Myster captivated the Good Leadership Breakfast audience with a rare and honest display of personal and professional vulnerability last Friday. As the president of Buffalo Hospital, her story came alive as she shared the idea that “perfect” is the opposite of excellence. “I wasn’t successful…[until] I started telling people…

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Good Leaders: What would make you give up your Superhero status?

Good Leadership Breakfast Speaker - Jennifer Myster

Jennifer Myster can pinpoint the day she gave up her Superhero quest to please others and started living her own life. While interviewing for her current job as president of Buffalo Hospital, she was asked: “How do you have fun at work?” Wham! That was the gut punch that changed her life. Jennifer Myster is the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast this Friday. My prediction: her presentation may be…

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Good Leaders: How are you supporting equality?

Are you promoting fairness?

As part of a leadership exercise at a 2015 Good Leadership Breakfast, the 350 professionals in the room brainstormed synonyms for fairness. A common suggestion was “equality”…and leaving that morning, I realized that I wasn’t fully practicing equality at the Breakfasts.

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