DALLAS — Opening-day speakers at the Food Marketing Institute Future Connect leadership conference here Monday focused on the importance of integrity, responsibility and looking out for the well-being of their subordinates.
“I’ll take the responsibility, and let other people take the credit,” said Steve Smith, president and chief executive officer, K-VA-T Food Stores, Abingdon, Va., and the immediate past chairman of FMI, on a panel with other industry leaders.
Ric Jurgens, president and CEO of Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, Iowa, speaking on the same panel, cited a list of 10 keys to being an effective manager. Among them: “Work harder to help others succeed than for your own success.”
For more on this and other stories from Future Connect, see SN’s Total Access blog coverage.
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