What did you learn in 2012 that you will carry forth with you into 2013?
“In 2012, I was honored to become chief executive officer of 3M. The most impactful lesson I learned was the importance of early action and early engagement with the leadership team and the people of 3M. This lesson was taught to me by the many corporate leaders I interviewed prior to leading 3M. I took their advice and introduced the new 3M Vision to my immediate colleagues on my first day in office, and a few days later to all 85,000 employees of 3M worldwide. Here is the vision:
- 3M Technology Advancing Every Company
- 3M Products Enhancing Every Home
- 3M Innovation Improving Every Life
“The response has been overwhelmingly positive, both with the people of 3M and with our customers around the world. For this, I am grateful to those leaders who taught me the importance of early action and early engagement. Lesson learned!”