Leadership can be all about what goes on in team meetings when the leader isn't there.
Cummins Inc. Vice President Tracy Embree remembers a moment working with a team of employees when one commented, "We had a great meeting after you left."
"Half of me — well, I was being selfish, I thought, 'I missed something great,'" Embree said as she reconsidered the moment. "But then I thought, I'm so proud of those guys. They could do it without me, and that means they're going to continue doing great things."
Embree, who is president of Cummins Turbo Technologies, has been leading many teams in various roles for Cummins since 2000.
She is one of four women executives being honored May 1 by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce Women in Leadership event at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center.
For more about the Women in Leadership event and the honorees, see Friday's Republic.