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Tony from The United States is working to transform Minnesota by ‘uniting and empowering communities.’.
Tony Baird, a Vice President of Operations at Optum, is a Minnesota native passionate about uniting and transforming the state. With his strong leadership and business acumen, he strives to bring Minnesota closer together and create meaningful change.
As a Minnesota resident, Tony understands how important it is to empower our communities and provide equitable opportunities to everyone. He is a strong advocate for addressing the struggles of the state's families, children, and small businesses. Tony has been an active participant in numerous Minnesota-based initiatives, such as the Minneapolis Public Schools' 'Equity & Access' program and the Greater Minnesota Community Foundation's 'Pathways to Prosperity' program.
Tony has also spearheaded his own initiatives, such as the 'United for Minnesota' campaign. This project strives to bring Minnesotans of all backgrounds together to build bridges and foster understanding amongst our communities. Through this campaign and his leadership as Vice President of Optum, Tony is committed to helping Minnesota reach its full potential.
Tony's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.
To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Tony’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.
Tony will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.
This is an AI generated perspective of Tony’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.
Tony tends to be very attentive to the emotions of others and focused on building relationships.
Remain patient and encouraging when pitching to Tony. Don't pressure him or express frustration if he rejects your offer. Work on maintaining a positive relationship with him for the long-term
What comes naturally to Tony
Revealing vulnerability as a way to connect with others
Being accommodating and forgiving with his time
Making sure that everyone feels included
Tony is relentlessly optimistic and appreciates friendly, transparent conversation. Expect him to initiate side conversations to talk about life outside of work. Affirm his ideas and let him know that you're listening to him when in conversation.
When speaking to Tony
Keep an open mind
Use warm, inviting language
Give him plenty of time to share his thoughts
Tony is people-oriented and thrives on building new relationships. If you can make him feel accepted and included in a group, he will happily work on any task. He will enjoy being asked for advice and will happily stop to explain the situation to his co-workers.
What motivates Tony
Connecting deeply with others
If you have an issue with Tony or need to give him constructive criticism, it is best to do it in person. He will appreciate people who are approachable and help make peace and create harmony in his work environment. Empathy likely comes naturally to him, making him a community leader and a source of trust for his team.
When working with Tony
Cultivate a sense of team spirit
Confront conflict in person, not over email
Hold regular team gatherings
By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.
Tony’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Tony’s online activity.
We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.
A quick pause to thank our employers:
We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….
How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?
Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.
Thank youOptumfor supporting United We Transform!
How can Tony extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?
To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.
We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!
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1/5 No social presense
2/5 Very little or inaccurate social data
3/5 Has details but doesn’t post/share/comment often
4/5 Active and accurate
5/5 Social leader
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