Senior Brand Manager
Tundraland, Kaukauna, Wis.
2016 Revenue: $26.5 million
Best Practice: Overseeing young people in entry-level positions can be challenging. One way Powers meets that challenge is by providing opportunities for advancement. “I ask everyone multiple times per year, ‘Where do you see yourself in a year or two? Do you see yourself with this company?’” he says. Staff who express interest in management attend leadership classes where Powers mentors them and provides training for the next step. He believes everyone has the potential to be a leader. Some people may show more innate ability, but leadership is ultimately a skill that can be honed. Powers holds weekly meetings with his management team. Part of that time is department related, but 75 percent is spent on personal development.
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