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Fast-Tracking Millennials for Leadership

Episode #70



With today’s thriving economy, many of your managers have been thrown into leadership roles so fast, that reluctantly, there is no time for proper training. The newer employees are eager to succeed, but are they equipped to manage? Listen in as leadership consultant, Kristi Dinsmore reminds us, “It is the company’s role to invest in their people and make them the best that they can be.” Join Side Affects producer, Kenzie Fell, co-host, Scott McGohan and Kristi as they discuss how to grow with millennials and develop them into leaders.

About Our Guest

Kristi Dinsmore

Kristi knows how lucky she was to have started her career in retail -- learning from the ground up what it takes to create profitable growth. After graduating from Miami University, Kristi held sales, management and buying roles at Mercantile Stores, the May Company and ultimately, Liz Claiborne, where she was on the launch team of a new division. Kristi broadened her business knowledge with an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business but realized that the numbers side is often the easiest. In reality, it is “people” (particularly leaders) that make or break most organizations. Since then, Kristi has done what most companies struggle to do -- make the “people side” work. She has helped organizations in the retail, consumer products, construction, financial services and technology industries develop the right strategy, structure and people to drive growth and profit. Kristi’s focus is on coaching and developing senior and “high potential” leaders to create and sustain profitable growth.

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