Entrepreneurial energy and courage are often rewarded. And sometimes not. The risk/reward proposition is fuel for leaders like me, and I’m asking for your help.
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By now, you know this blog is all about spreading goodness in leadership and business. By “goodness” we mean people who promote excellence, demonstrate generosity, model fairness, live and work with consistency. We coach leaders, publish books and tools, and host Good Leadership events – all designed to help powerful people work together, multiplying goodness for the common good.
So far, so good! More than 2300 people have visited the Good Leadership Breakfast. And with the help of our generous sponsors, we’ve collectively raised more than $17,000 for a wide variety of organizations through the Bucket of Good Will.
Now, I’m putting myself out there in a much, much bigger way and I’m hoping you will help.
On October 26, 2012, we are hosting our first Good Leadership Conference: Leading Together in a Multicultural Context. The day is designed to open our hearts and minds as leaders – to spread goodness across our increasingly complex multicultural society.
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You may be asking yourself: what does a middle-aged white male have to say about “leading in a multicultural context?” It’s because we can’t truly spread “goodness” without modeling fairness ourselves. When I look honestly at our world today, I see a biracial President of the United States! The greater Twin Cities talent pool is changing everyday. Case in point: my two nephews Birch and Ade are the offspring of my German sister and their African American/Native American father. We need a future where my nephews – and people of all ethnic backgrounds – will chose to live and work here. It’s vital to the health of Minneapolis/St. Paul. And it’s a matter of excellence, generosity, fairness and consistency. It’s about goodness.
The Cargill organization and US Bank have pledged their support as Strategic Partners and dozens of individual leaders have signed on to personally fuel the movement. Will you consider attending the conference with a friend? You can register here.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Center for Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is already booked and paid for. The Breaking Ice Troupe is the featured main stage event, along with the world premier of the How Leaders Grow Today research – jointly sponsored by Dale Carnegie Training and me. You will find three intensely invigorating workshops and terrific networking. And you will be personally invigorated by our relentlessly positive message about goodness. How can you resist!?
Good leaders make a habit of making bold strategic moves based on good faith, in the name of goodness. And they surround themselves with good leaders to help drive out the risk.
Please share your comments with our readers. Look for a special email invitation to the Good Leadership Conference in your inbox this Thursday. Be sure to check out the special invitation video: your presence will help fuel the goodness movement.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]