A leadership lesson from the Minnesota Business (Real) Power 50

A leadership lesson from the Minnesota Business (Real) Power 50

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Earlier this month, I was selected as member of Minnesota Business magazine’s 2017 (Real) Power 50. It’s an honor to be selected.

This is how the magazine describes this list:

The members of The (Real) Power 50 are the linchpins in their company. The connectors in their industry. The heart of the operation. The people who make things happen. The remarkable players in the Minnesota business community with a knack for getting things done — and being helpful along the way.

As the “behind-the-scenes” communicator for corporate leaders, I don’t usually get such recognition. But I am truly appreciative.

I’ve learned that the members of this list are selected by (Real) Power 50 alumni. It’s a chance for these seasoned leaders to recognize those they respect. I love this! As I often tell my clients, showing appreciation for others is a sign of a great leader. Not only does it protect your reputation, it helps you build a stellar loyal team.

I look forward to attending the upcoming Minnesota Business (Real) Power 50 gala and connecting with these respected individuals.

The (Real) Power 50 of 2017 Winners
Tawanna Black, Executive Director, Northside Funders Group
Douglas Carnival, Shareholder, McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb, Chartered
Lisa David, Partner, eCapital Advisors
Erik Forsberg, Proprietor, Devil’s Advocate, Erik the Red & Dan Kelly’s
Karin Gessner, CEO, Radia
Kelly Miyamoto, Co-owner, The Firm
Kate Mortenson, President & CEO, The Final Four
Sahra Noor, CEO, People’s Center Health Services
Jill Renslow, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Mall of America
Jana Shortal, Reporter, KARE11
Omar Akbar, Director, BMO Capital Markets
Lisa Lamm Bachman, Managing Partner, Minneapolis, Foley & Mansfield
Natasha Fedorova, Program Director, Women’s Business Development Center
Lisa Lavin, Founder & CEO, Anser Innovation
Susan Link, Attorney, Maslon LLP
Alison O’Toole, CEO, MNsure
Dr. Sheila Riggs, Chair of Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Sirish Samba, President & CEO, Sambatek Inc.
John Taylor, Director of Supplier Diversity, Medtronic
Nicki Vincent, Executive Director, ACG Minnesota
Alan Arthur, President & CEO, Aeon
TJ Bonnett, CEO & Owner, LimPro Metal Fabrication
John Hoffman, Regional Managing Director, Principal Financial Group
Fatima Hussein, Founder & CEO, Asiya
Margaret Anderson Kelliher, CEO, President & Executive Director, MHTA
Nancy Lyons, Founder & CEO, Clockwork
Ravi Norman, CEO, Thor Construction
Jennifer Smith, CEO, Innovative Office Solutions
Don Smithmier, Founder & CEO, The Big Know
Phil Xiao, CEO, Homi
Siyad Abdullahi, CEO, The Language Banc
Gary Cunningham, President & CEO, MEDA
Melissa DeLay, Owner, TruPerception
Maria Huntley, Executive Vice President, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
Ezell Jones, VP Business Development, CBIZ / U of M Foundation
Brooke Lee, CEO, Anchor Paper Company
Odeh Muhawesh, CEO & Chairman, TruScribe
Mike Paton, Founder & Visionary, Achieve Traction
Lewis Remele, Attorney, Bassford Remele
Dina Simon, CEO, Simon Says Lead
Gloria Freeman, CEO, Olu’s Home Inc. / Olu’s Center
Dustin Huibregtse, Director & Consultant, TEDxMinneapolis / Deloitte
Nasser Mussa, Financial Services Coordinator, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties
Roshini Rajkumar, Founder, Roshini Performance Group
Reed Robinson, Co-Founder, Beta.MN
Jasmine Russell, Founder, Monicat Data
Mike Rynchek, CEO, Spyder Trap
Thomas Sagissor, President, RBC Wealth Management
Marshall Saunders, Managing Partner, Saunders/Dailey Community Real Estate Investments
Marty Weintraub, Founder, Aimclear


Respecting others is just one of my leadership tips. My leadership guide contains more tips to help accelerate career growth.

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