This month, 50 young LBM leaders from across the country came together for LMC’s annual Leadership Excellence Masterclass at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
The Leadership Excellent Masterclass is part of LMC‘s 21st Century Leaders program that focuses on professional development and leadership for LMC dealers who are typically in a senior management or executive position.
“As the leading LBM co-op in the country, we have a responsibility to our dealers, and to the health of the industry, to invest in professional development and leadership programs,” said Joel Gelb, vice president of stockholder relations for LMC. “As one of the top business schools in the nation, Kellogg was the ideal fit for our Leadership Excellence Masterclass.”
This year’s featured Kellogg Professors included Craig Wortmann, founder and adademic director of the Kellogg Sales Institute, and David Schonthal, an award-winning professor of strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship with the university.
The curriculum this year focused on:
- Inspiring and expanding leadership thinking to generate new possibilities that can be integrated into company culture.
- Building new skills by diving deep into business functions and explore the latest research and transformational practices to maximize performance of each team.
- Utilizing the latest leading research in business management to find innovative solutions to new challenges, and adapt to the new normal within the organization.
- Identifying business growth strategies and equip leaders for more effectively attracting, retaining, and leveraging people across diversity and various generations.
The Leadership Excellence Masterclass is typically held at one of the top universities in the country. This is the second consecutive year it was been held at Kellogg. It has also been held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.