Developing Function Leaders to Drive Business Growth


Jim laughlin
Vice President of Consulting, Northeast Region, MDA Leadership Consulting
Debbie stang midco
Chief Operating Officer, Midco
Ben dold midco
VP of Central Operations, Midco
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  • Date and Time
    Thu, May 10, 2018 at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 hour
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Are Your Function Leaders Driving Business Growth?

Called the “linchpin” of organizations, function leaders have arguably the greatest impact on your business performance. Yes, company executives determine the organization’s mission and direction, but functional managers control expenses, manage resources, make decisions about specific projects, and drive the success or failure of many strategic priorities. As your function leaders succeed, so too does your organization.

Yet many function leaders are figuratively flying blind—unable to elevate their performance—due to severe organizational underinvestment in their development. A study shows that function leaders get less than 40% of the training and development invested in high potentials. 

Join us for a webinar on Developing Function Leaders to Drive Business Growth. We will present original research that helps you unleash the immense competitive value of your function leaders. And we will hear directly from a top executive and function leader on what it takes to succeed.

During this session, you will learn:
  • Why the value and influence of function leaders has never been stronger
  • The five roles most critical to function leader success
  • The development experiences that accelerate function leader performance
  • A smart business case for securing a greater development investment in those leading a function

About Jim Laughlin

Jim Laughlin serves as Vice President of Consulting, Northeast Region for MDA Leadership Consulting. For more than 20 years, Jim has designed and implemented learning and leadership development systems for companies worldwide. He is also a sought-after executive coach with expertise in organizational communications, change and transitions.

About Debbie Stang

Debbie Stang serves as Chief Operating Officer for Midco. Stang began her Midcontinent career in the company’s cable division and moved to corporate roles including accounting, finance and human resources. She served as the company’s first Director of Employee Services and the first Vice President of Human Resources before returning to Operations in 2015. Stang holds a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University-St. Paul, is a graduate of the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) Senior Executive Education program at the Stanford Business graduate school, and currently serves on the WICT national board.

About Ben Dold

As VP of Central Operations, Ben Dold leads the VoC research, operations analytics, supply chain, sales support and product management teams at Midco. Prior to his current role, he led the marketing insights and consumer sales teams. Dold earned an MBA from St. Cloud State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics at St. John’s University. Dold is also a graduate of the Leadership Sioux Falls program



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