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  • Follow Your Passion in the Spirit of Giving

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    Golf is my passion. I like what golf can teach the individual.

    Integrity: Golf is unique in that the players call penalties on themselves.

    How to recover from adversity: Golf and life have bad lies, bad bounces and uncontrollable conditions. How you react, recover and prevail against adversity is a great lesson.

    Etiquette: Golfers take turns, keep quiet while others are taking their shot and dress appropriately. Not bad advice in business.

    Charity: The PGA tour has contributed more than $8 million to local charities!

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    career trajectory

    I recently had a manager on my team ask me how I achieved my position in the company. Truthfully, I didn’t set forth on each new project or task with the goal of getting a promotion. Each of my decisions was tactical, aligned with corporate goals and personal goals to improve productivity and make an impact within the organization. But, looking back, I can see a connection, a connection to certain projects that I am especially proud of.

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    May All Your Holidays be Merry

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    As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on our Konica Minolta family.

    This has been a very good year for us. From a business perspective, we have continued to lead the industry, launching products from our flagship C1100 production printer to our cloud-storage FileAssist solution. We have pushed into enterprise content management with the acquisition of companies across the country. We have continued to grow the business across all verticals. We have also continued to expand our dealer partnerships, deepening and strengthening relationships.

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    5 Traits of Effective Leadership

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    What makes a great leader?

    I use “leader” instead of “executive” because I believe that although many employees may be promoted into an executive position, not everyone can become a leader.

    That difference is critical to the success of a company. Effective leadership transforms a business.

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    Cancer Awareness: It’s personal

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    “You have cancer.”

    Those three words create a maelstrom of emotions. I know. I was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2009.

    Think PinkThanks to a conversation with Michael Leonczyk, who was Konica Minolta’s Chief Financial Officer at the time, I knew that my back pain and other symptoms needed immediate attention, despite the fact that I was getting on a plane in the morning for a family golf vacation. Michael had been battling kidney cancer for three months when I walked in to that Las Vegas emergency room. Doctors would remove my left kidney and a malignant tumor the size of a fist.

    Kidney cancer is a pass/fail disease. Caught early enough, it has a 97 percent cure rate. I was lucky. And, this past June, I marked five years of being cancer free. Mike was not lucky. He lost his battle after my diagnosis.

    Not a day goes by that I don’t thank him for that conversation back in 2009. I have a different perspective on the world. Having cancer changes what’s important.

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