Thursday, July 31, 2008

How We Lead Matters

Tomorrow is an historical event. The Executive Girlfriend's Group is going to convene for the first time, but it won't be the last.

And we will be talking about a lot of things. Some seemingly mundane, some downright trivial, some really deep.

The overriding subject will be that "How we lead matters".

This is the title of a new book by Marilyn Carlson Nelson. She is an icon in our industry, the leader of Carlson Companies until just recently when she handed the baton off to Hubert Joly, the first non-family member to run the Company since it was founded in 1938 with a $55 loan.

I am so looking forward to the interaction of this group. I believe we will make a difference. Not just in our companies, but in our families and in the people we come in contact with.

I do believe that how we lead matters and every day I strive to become a better leader and to show my beautiful 10 year old what really matters as she becomes a woman.

Viva Girlfriend's Day!


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