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Steve from Minnesota is working to transform Minnesota by ‘Employing, developing, and engaging stakeholders to bridge the opportunity gap.’.

The Commissioner of Minnesota's principal workforce and economic development agency strives to empower the growth of the Minnesota economy for everyone. The focus is to grow the state's workforce, close the opportunity gap, and provide businesses and startups the necessary support to thrive. Steve Grove has 12 years of experience as an executive at Google, where he founded the News Lab division to partner with media companies and startups, launched a global tech training program, and built teams in over a dozen countries. Additionally, Grove has had experience with non-partisan voter information and get-out-the-vote efforts at Google. Preceding Google, Grove wrote for The Boston Globe and ABC News, served as an advisor to the White House and State Department, and holds a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from Claremont McKenna College. With his wife, Mary, he co-founded the nonprofit Silicon North Stars in 2014 to help Minnesota youth from underserved communities pursue technology careers. In 2018, he moved from Silicon Valley to Minneapolis with his twin toddlers. The Commissioner is committed to uniting and transforming Minnesota to drive innovation, provide resources, and close gaps that exist within the state.

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Steve's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Steve’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.

Steve will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Steve’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Steve is likely to thrive in chaos, with a preference for shaping new ideas and taking calculated risks.


OVERVIEW:

When selling to Steve keep it high-level and avoid bringing in too many details. Try to focus the conversation on what the product can offer him and what impact if will have on his goals.

What comes naturally to Steve

  • Elevating new ideas

  • Taking big risks

  • Finding ways around the rules


COMMUNICATON:

Steve is likely to be assertive and bold. They are likely to appreciate when others are confident and to-the-point. Push for your ideas or opinions, but be prepared to support your reasoning.

When speaking to Steve

  • Stick to the big picture

  • Be less polished and more dynamic

  • Emphasize the future


MOTIVATION:

Steve is often motivated by ambitious goals and exciting competition. They tend to find value in achievement and feel energized when they accomplish something great.

What motivates Steve

  • Thinking on his feet

  • Opportunities to perform and entertain

  • Experiencing new things


WORK:

Steve likes challenge, so don't hesitate to call them out. They can have a big personality, so don't be shy if you're feeling overwhelmed. Speak up and get their attention. Expect some friendly competition, but know that they are focused on the team's best interest. Take confident action to earn their respect and keep it by delivering on promises and discovering new opportunities.

When working with Steve

  • Set ambitious team goals

  • Don't assign him to routine tasks

  • Hit the ground running on a new project

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Steve’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Steve’s online activity.

state's principal workforce

Google's News Lab

technology training effort

Harvard Kennedy School

Claremont McKenna College

Silicon North Stars

House and State Department

development agency

state's workforce

opportunity gap

founding director

media companies

news industry

engagement work

technology company

Boston Globe

ABC News

counter-terrorism strategy

Silicon Valley

first partnership programs

dozen countries

get-out-the-vote efforts

news organizations

politics team

state's principal workforce

Google's News Lab

technology training effort

Harvard Kennedy School

Claremont McKenna College

Silicon North Stars

House and State Department

development agency

state's workforce

opportunity gap

founding director

media companies

news industry

engagement work

technology company

Boston Globe

ABC News

counter-terrorism strategy

Silicon Valley

first partnership programs

dozen countries

get-out-the-vote efforts

news organizations

politics team

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 youMinnesota Department of Employment and Economic Developmentfor supporting United We Transform!

How can Steve 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!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense


KEYWORDS
Digital Transformation
Daycare Management
Contracting
B21

PRESUADE WITH
Kindness
Contracting details
Concrete evidence
Sincerity

DIGITAL RATING

12

Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Photoshop
Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence

PRESUADE WITH
Creativity
Art
Design
Parenthood

DIGITAL RATING

36

Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Data science
Graphs
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

PRESUADE WITH
Travel
Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking

DIGITAL RATING

45

Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting



KEYWORDS
Landscape Painting
Skateboards
Facilitation
Design Methodology

PRESUADE WITH
Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech

DIGITAL RATING

22

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5/5 Social leader

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