This month I started the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Minnesota program which is a ten day (spread over five months) program for business leaders across Minnesota to learn more about our state’s economy, what makes our businesses tick and how public policy at the state capitol is impacting our businesses.
Our first trip was to Mankato where we toured Taylor Corporation and Cambria – two amazing Minnesota businesses making a difference and helping our state’s economy every day. Learning more about how these businesses are navigating issues like trade policy and workforce shortages was eye-opening and will make me a better leader of my own company.
We introduced ourselves with an interesting exercise called Real Colors where we learned more about our natural personality instincts and how that would impact us and others in the workplace. In the first hour I learned something about myself that will make me a better communicator at the office (hopefully). I urge everyone to take it and understand more about your color strengths and weaknesses.
As you’ve read before, we at K2 take personal and team development very seriously. If you aren’t moving forward you are moving backward.
Next up is Grand Rapids and I look forward to spending more time with a great group of people.