ASSUMING THE LEAD ON BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
As I have written and been
quoted saying many times, Treasure
Coast Business magazine is the
go-to publication for all things
business across the Treasure Coast.
The regional business owners,
operators and entrepreneurs who
read and leverage the business
information included in the
magazine undoubtedly understand
the importance of leadership in
one’s personal life, our community,
and certainly in business.
A Google search for business
leadership articles and books will
generate more than 60 million
entries — indicating the interest in, and importance of, the topic of business leadership.
The rapid economic and marketplace growth the Treasure Coast is experiencing will produce
and foster many positive outcomes, including job creation and expansion, higher wages and
This growth will also generate entrepreneurial opportunities in the form of start-ups to support
new regional industries and companies. However, this same growth and expansion will undoubtedly
create new pain points and complexities, including traffic issues, increased pressure on existing
infrastructure, capital access and workforce issues. Addressing and managing these issues will
Recognizing leadership is an important topic for the region’s business community, the editorial
staff at Treasure Coast Business believed it was time to lead on leadership. Multiple pages of this
issue present profiles of a small sampling and examples of the hundreds of outstanding business
and community leaders working each day along the Treasure Coast.
The Treasure Coast has always had a strong foundation of extraordinary business leadership
in all industry sectors, including agriculture, finance, legal, real estate, education, government,
nonprofits, retail and manufacturing. The most interesting aspect of these leaders is that many
represent multiple generations of leaders. These individuals had mothers, fathers and grandparents
who served in key leadership positions across the Treasure Coast, providing extensive
experience and knowledge of the region’s legacies and history. As my father might say — these
folks know the lay of the land.
I am also happy to report the prospects for a new generation of Treasure Coast leaders are
promising and strong. I was recently asked to lead and instruct a contemporary leadership class
for the School of Business at Indian River State College. I have always been impressed with the
maturity and experience level of its students and this group is no exception.
However, I have been most impressed with this group’s willingness, desire and fearless acceptance
of leadership roles within organizations where they are employed. If these students represent a
sampling of Treasure Coast millennials and Gen Zs, I am encouraged and confident our region will
have an intelligent, engaged, competent and innovative group of future business leaders to guide
our region’s marketplace in the coming years.
Please note — the magazine recognizes there are hundreds of others worthy of being recognized
for their leadership roles and contributions. This leadership profile story is designed to highlight
and provide an example of dedicated individuals who are leading, out front and behind the scenes,
to initiate and facilitate positive growth for the region, the business community and its residents.
Please feel free to contact the Florida SBDC at IRSC and provide us with your thoughts on who
should be included in next year’s Treasure Coast Leaders to Watch.
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Publisher & Editor
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Tom Kindred Jr.
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Tom Kindred leads a group of IRSC Business School students through
a Contemporary Business Leadership course.