Minnesota business leaders need “a level of humility,” in addition to the ability to deliver measurable results. That’s according to a story in Twin Cities Business.
“All told, companies are generally looking for a ‘less directive-management leader,’ says Jim Johnson, franchise owner of the Edina and Eagan offices of Express Employment Professionals, a national executive search firm, and president of the Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association. As someone who has worked for more than two decades in executive recruitment, Johnson says his clients are looking less for a ‘disciplinarian’ and more for leaders who are collaborative and good listeners. ‘The authoritative style doesn’t seem to work well anymore, especially with the millennials,’ he says.”