People like Margaret Anderson Kelliher are getting harder and harder to come by — with the gradual decline in kids who actually grow up on a farm, we are going to have less and less of the farm-girl makes it big type stories. That’s just one of the reasons you might find it compelling to visit the Good Leadership Breakfast on Friday, November 18, 2011.
In the process of choosing featured speakers for our breakfast series, I continually use one basic filter as the final selection criteria: would I want my children to be like this person when they grow up? Margaret embodies the kind of gritty, determined, charming and tough-minded leadership that would make any father proud.
She is admired for both her public service (Minnesota State Speaker of the House and 2010 Gubernatorial candidate) and public enterprise skills (currently President of the Minnesota High Tech Association.) And, somehow, she finds a way to successfully navigate the whitewater of parenting and family life.
Perhaps the most endearing quality I’ve come to know is how well she articulates the competitiveness she learned from growing up with four brothers on the farm. Personally, I didn’t “grow up” on the farm, but I have farming in my family…and I know how the stuff on your boots shapes character.
Are you interested in a conversation with Margaret Anderson Kelliher, November 18? We hope to see you for breakfast: www.whatreallyworkstoday.com/events