Archive - January 2015

January 2015


Tim Bjorgum

“If we agree leadership is influence, then to better influence our direct reports we need to be aware what level of leadership we are on with them. When you are sharing  the company vision or asking for support, it will be received quite differently and possibly less effectively if you’re on a level one with an employee as opposed to a level 3 or 4."
- Tim Bjorgum

Watch- John Maxwell's The Five Levels of Leadership

Mary Connor

Whether recruiting for leaders, or simply self-reflection, consider the paradox of the leader-follower relationship.”
- Mary Connor

ReadFive Ways Being a Good Follower Makes You a Better Leader



Roger Hurd

"Whether communicating with a customer, supplier, owner, board member or employee, persuasiveness can be an asset.  Consider these six research-based principles to help you become more persuasive."
- Roger Hurd

Watch- The Science of Persuasion


Pat Voyles

“This short video explores how the global manufacturing ecosystem is evolving and discusses the future of manufacturing--does manufacturing really matter? Leading manufacturers and policymakers discuss a number of drivers that impact mass production and overall competitiveness.  The Future of Manufacturing project identifies what companies and countries must do to win in a rapidly changing world.”
- Pat Voyles

Watch- The Future of Manufacturing

Members in the News

Monticello Council member Bruce Mars recently hosted Enterprise Minnesota President & CEO Bob Kill and state legislators on a tour of Conveyor Belt Service, Inc..

Bruce Mars, president, Conveyor Belt Service, Inc.
News Release

Owatonna Council member Darlye Pomranke of Winnebago Manufacturing Company was featured in an article for Connect Business magazine.

St. Cloud Council member Lori Tapani of Wyoming Machine was interviewed in an article for the Star Tribune. 

Alexandria Council member company Wells Concrete was featured in an article in the Pioneer Press.

Upcoming Events

A Vision of Growth - Strategies for Manufacturers
Wendesday, February 11, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Ramsey, MN
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Creating Business Value- Planning for a Prosperous Future
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
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Creating a Strategic Mindset for Growth

Enterprise Minnesota's January business event in Alexandria was in a word "A-W-E-S-O-M-E". Click on the links below to see a feature story in The Weekly Report on the event and to view copies of the presentations given.

The Weekly Report article

Scott Arndt, Director of Human Resources
Superior Industries - Morris

Linda Besse, Director of Human Resources
Bayer Interior Woods - Sauk Centre

Lynette Kluver, Director of Organizational Development
Alexandria Industries - Alexandria

Pat Voyles, Business Growth Consultant
Enterprise Minnesota - Minneapolis

Enteprise Minnesota® Magazine

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