By Sara Douglas, GenNext HD mentee, and Newsletter Committee Chair
In April I traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to visit with my mentor, John Minor of Midwest Wheel. The trip was a great opportunity to visit a very successful business in our industry.
John had me meet with several members of his staff from Human Resources to Purchasing to Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, and beyond. John and his staff were very open and welcoming to me, allowing me to ask questions and provided me with very useful insight and feedback.
I thought meeting with various members of John’s staff was a great idea as it allowed me to see how each department operates, especially in areas where my knowledge is very limited.
It was a great opportunity to see how others in the industry operate, and a great way to develop new ideas, and also “borrow” ideas from others as well. I see great things ahead with the mentorship program in the future.