Winning Strategy

The Weekly ReportSeptember 25, 2023
Talent expert Abbey Hellickson will use her next workshop to show manufacturers how to cultivate leaders at all levels.

A friend whose kids play high school sports recently shared an interesting insight that made me think of how manufacturing companies develop their leaders. She said that early in a game she can tell which teams are going to be tough competitors by the way the players talk to each other during the competition.

No matter what the sport, she said, the teams that usually win call out suggestions and positive comments, as well as notice and alert their teammates about threats and opportunities, usually win.

In other words, the in-game leadership comes from the players more than from the coaches on the sidelines. Athlete leaders are making sure the team is executing the game plan, helping solve problems as they arise, and encouraging each other through the ups and downs of the game.

That’s exactly the type of winning culture Abbey Hellickson, one of our top talent and leadership experts, wants to help manufacturers develop. Abbey will be leading a manufacturing workshop, Investing in Your People to Create Leaders at All Levels, on October 5 in Faribault.

Abbey will use the workshop to show how solid leaders create environments that adapt to change, foster innovation, and solve problems. Her step-by-step process helps companies to identify talented employees, gauge their interest in leading others, and work methodically to develop the skills needed to be successful.

The best high school coaches help players develop leadership – as well as athletic – skills. And for those budding high school leaders, there’s tremendous future potential – that’s why potential employers, college admissions officers, and military recruiters love adding varsity captains to their ranks.

It’s the same way in manufacturing – great employees have the potential to become great leaders. Abbey has a long history of helping clients tap that potential and mold the next generation of manufacturing leaders.

Now is the perfect time to think about the skill sets of your leaders and investing in their development to support your organization in future growth, and this event is a great first step.

The in-person workshop will take place at South Central College in Faribault on Thursday, October 5 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Abbey will show you how to:
• Identify why leadership development is critical in today’s environment.
• Discuss emerging leadership traits – what’s needed now.
• Determine the leadership competencies that are key to your organization’s success now and in the future.
• Establish leadership development plans that fit your organization.

Who should attend:
Any manufacturer that wants to learn about effective strategies for developing leaders at all levels of your organization. This event is exclusive to manufacturers.

Register to attend here.

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