Too many entrepreneurs hit a growth ceiling because they fail to build a strong leadership team beneath them. Vistage members know that to grow their business, they need to grow their people and themselves. Michael Lacey, CEO of Digineer, is featured in the February 2013 issue of Minnesota Business for the development of his leaders and his people.
The article features 3 examples of how investing in executive education has produced mutually beneficial results for the employees and their companies across various industries. The article highlights Michael’s support of Digineer manager Erin Wright in her participation in the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) ACE Leadership program.
A significant financial and time commitment were involved in completing the ACE Leadership Program and both Michael and Erin are seeing the positive impact of Digineer’s investment. Michael’s commitment to developing his people extends beyond just the leadership team. “Lacey makes sure Digineer employees have the time they need to learn and experience in both formal and informal environments. In fact, most of the 125 Digineer employees have been or are currently involved in a variety of continuing education programs.”
What a great model to aspire to – congratulations Michael, and thank you for setting a high bar for all of us.