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Executive Potential Program Best Practices in Kansas City

The Executive Potential Program has descended on Kansas City. And I do mean descended. Fifteen teams visiting 15 innovative organizations.

Participants visited government sites such as The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and The FAA Air Traffic Control Center (a rare opportunity to action visit the control tower and witness air traffic operations); went behind the scenes at the Sprint Areana; explored the leadership lessons and operations at the Army Staff and Command College at Fort Leavenworth, examined the innovative juvenile offender strategies that earned the Missouri Department of Youth Sevices an Ash Innovation Award from Harvard's Kennedy School of Governement; saw how the playful/creative atmosphere (a sliding board, dodgeball court and foosball table) at Perspective Software allows the company to sustain double-digit growth and earn recognition as "a Best Place to Work."

Cerner and Garmin, two of the nation's most innovative companies opened their doors and shared insights with EPP teams, while arts and architecture were represented by The Charlotte Street Foundation and BNIM Architects.

Leadership lessons were imparted by Larry Sanders of Speciality Fertilizer Products, who was profiled in Inc. magazine which named the company its No. 1 fastest-growing manufacturing company. Other organizations included the Mid-American Regional Council, Bayer Animal Health, and the Kansas City Southern Railroad.

Teams have been coming back to our headquarters at the Westin Crown Center beaming and ready to share their stories and give their team presentations tomorrow. Our staff can't wait to hear their stories.

Rick Henry,
Program Manager, Executive Potential Program

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