Nearly everyone has a fantasy to travel the world, live and work with famous people in romantic places. So, what’s that really like? I invite you to be my guest for breakfast this Friday to meet David Kansas — he’s going to share with us how the world has shaped his life as a good leader, as our speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast.
Personally, I’m looking forward to celebrating with yet another charismatic Aries who shares the same birthday as me — March 28. We agreed he’s fortunate in that he will celebrate 100 years old four years after me.
The life of David Kansas has come full circle. He grew up in St. Paul, spread his wings around the globe, returned home to raise a family and become the COO for American Public Media. David’s day to day responsibilities now resemble the chaotic energy of his journalism days. Within his realm of responsibilities are 42 radio stations including Minnesota Public Radio, Southern California Public Radio and Classic South Florida Public Radio; The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, the production of “Prairie Home Companion” and the for-profit publishing company Greenspring.
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His journey includes a celebrated career as a business, sports and religion journalist. He’s worked with CNBC crazy man Jim Cramer and media mogul Rupert Murdoch. He ran The Wall Street Journal.com, and struggled through two start-ups. Today he and his wife are raising a 20-month old son, working on his fitness and searching for an inspiring outlet for his love of singing. And for special friends, he is licensed to perform marriage ceremonies: six and counting!
Good leaders seize the opportunity to reflect on their journey and share their insights with others — we never stop learning or teaching as we follow our dreams.
This is our third year hosting the Good Leadership Breakfast — thanks to your encouragement and support, this event is becoming the premier networking and leadership breakfast in the Twin Cities…we are the only place on the planet where we celebrate and embrace the Seven Fs: faith, family, finances, fitness, friends, fun and future as a framework to promote good leadership. , just a handful left for this first meeting of our Spring Series: Personal and Professional Planning.
Following David’s breakfast talk, I will interview him about the Seven Fs. Drop me a note with any specific questions you’d like me to ask David.
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