Dayton's leadership style: Right for the times?

  • Article by: LORI STURDEVANT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 9, 2013 - 8:03 PM

He's open to ideas, he says. If that's the case, Minnesota could end up in the proper place.

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pumiceFeb. 9, 13 7:12 PM

From the Governor's State of the State: "Whatever outcome does the most to improve the lives of the most Minnesotans makes winners of us all." A variation on the themes of "A rising tide lifts all boats!" because "We're all in this together."

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nonewtaxesFeb. 9, 13 7:20 PM

A leader is responsive to the needs of those whom he leads. I believe Minnesotans want government they are willing to pay for. This is not necessarily what the governor has in mind. He should listen a little more.

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groover6Feb. 9, 13 8:55 PM

Dayton promised to tax the rich. However, under his budget ALL IN MN will pay much more to fund the DFL special interests. An "honest" DFL senator said to me today "the rich do not have enough money to do all that we want to do." Dayton - along with many in the DFL have alread broken a campaign promise, will the press hold them accountable when they raise taxes on ALL IN MN.

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Marky23Feb. 9, 13 9:13 PM

I really enjoyed the gov's speech. I question how "new" inclusive leadership is. If something wasn't prevelant in 1950's America, it does not mean that it was always absent. In fact, with the "six sigmatization" of offices, and the worship of process, I think one could just as easily argue that the future for many will be a bifurcated structure of process managers and process supplicants. Speaking from my own experience at my current employer, I can say that technology and a project do not trump culture. My company launched an enterprise 2.0 networking system. There was a contest to win a gift card for employees who filled out their profiles within a week or 10 days, after that... a whole lotta silence. Probably it'll work though, because people are pretty open to change even if there's no champion advocating the change's virtues, they're given no opportunity to determine if the change can positively affect them and there is no enforcement to comply with the change.

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eman2001Feb. 9, 1310:23 PM

Let's see, vetoed a compromise shared parenting bill that was passed by the legislature last session. Seems like he knows more than the committees and legislators who moved forward with family law reform.

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Jakein08Feb. 9, 1310:25 PM

I like Gov. Dayton. He admits that he does not have all the answers but at least he is honest about finally creating a budget that will not be robbing from peter to pay paul year after year like we have had for the past decade.

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speedgibsonFeb. 9, 1310:33 PM

Given the intransigence he showed the first two years, it seems most unlikely that Gov. Dayton will even consider, let alone seek alternatives (“and not just from DFLers.”) In fact, look at all the DFLers he shoved aside with outside money to win the DFL primary in 2010. This is no team player.

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wowjustwowFeb. 10, 13 4:49 AM

Shutting down the state. Attempting to force private business to Unionize. Tax everything and spend more. Ready? Doesn't really matter if we are ready, this is what we will get. Thanks voters!

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ontherecordFeb. 10, 13 6:56 AM

wowjustwow: "Ready? Doesn't really matter if we are ready, this is what we will get. Thanks voters!" And most Minnesotans couldn't wait to get the Amendment-happy GOP out of office and get some actual progressive results for all of Minnesota, not just the Republican base.

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cjohnstonFeb. 10, 13 6:59 AM

No definately not.

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