PEN to Form Partnership with Good Leadership Enterprises

Performance Excellence Network to Form Partnership with Good Leadership Enterprises

April 16, 2016  By Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune

Training organization will form partnership with leadership group to round itself out

The Performance Excellence Network (PEN), formerly the Minnesota Council for Quality, and Good Leadership Enterprises will announce a partnership this week at PEN’s annual conference of 400 attendees. The undertaking is designed to round out PEN’s focus on quality-and-operational training programs with Good Leadership’s focus on developing the “soft skills” of leadership.

PEN’s Brian Lassiter has long said the human side is where most managements stumble.

“We call the softer side goodness and it comes from a culture of encouragement,” said Paul Batz, CEO of Good Leadership and a veteran management coach. “We’ve never seen anybody build an organization based on fear or intimidation. A culture of encouragement equals excellence, generosity, fairness and positivity. And that creates employee engagement.”

Nearly half of Good Leadership’s clients say “positivity” in the workplace is the most difficult thing to sustain, Batz added.

“Our program hard wires these skills into an organization’s culture, making them tangible, teachable and measurable.”

PEN will hold several “Good Leadership Immersion Day” workshops around the state this year, including June 2 at Normandale Community College in Bloomington.

Upcoming Good Leadership Immersion Days include:

June 2 Bloomington

July 13 Twin Cities

July 27 Sioux Falls

Sept 28 Duluth

Dec 15 Rochester

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