The recent 2023 LMC Leadership Summit in Columbus, Oh., brought together LMC dealers for a pivotal moment in leadership evolution, focusing on practical concepts to shape their future.
The event was led by Kathy Pearson, president and founder of Enterprise Learning Solutions, who shared insights on achieving “Business Excellence.”
John Humphrey of North Atlantic Corp., Somerset, Ma., noted, “The LMC Leadership Summit is an important setting for current and up-and-coming industry leaders to build relationships with one another, and to discuss innovative ways to improve our businesses in the near future.”
Dr. Angus Fletcher, an Ohio State professor known for his leadership development work, introduced “Simple Not Easy,” a new leadership training program rooted in the wisdom of U.S. Army Special Operations. Dr. Fletcher’s sessions tackled leadership challenges with practical solutions, providing insights into cognitive barriers and actionable strategies for improvement.
Melissa Johnson, VP of Cameron Mitchell Premier Events & Community Relations, discussed how faith in people and a culture of hospitality have driven Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ success. This conversation highlighted the importance of culture in shaping the company’s identity and operations.
Dr. Fletcher continued to empower leaders on the second day, offering insights into envisioning the future, team empowerment, emotional intelligence, and innovation. Attendees learned techniques for sharpening foresight, making informed decisions, and navigating complex situations confidently.
Lanny Rubin, assistant VP of technology staff operations at Nationwide Insurance, shared Nationwide’s success in crafting a strategic multi-year plan while enhancing the customer experience. Lanny emphasized the importance of aligning long-term planning with a company’s vision and values.
Kelsey Paasch, founder of Contour Consulting, guided attendees in designing deliberate steps and routines for their leadership journey. Real-life examples and proven strategies facilitated the creation of personalized strategic plans.
The Summit was more than just an event; it was a platform for transformation, set to redefine leadership in the LBM industry. Attendees left Columbus inspired and ready to pioneer a new era in leadership excellence with practical insights and a memorable networking experience.
“The Summit was a practical source in giving me tactical ways to strengthen my leadership as an individual and improve our team as a whole,” said Allison Carter, Builders Supply Co., Lancaster, S.C.