A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Lars Minns is currently the head of human resources for Mercedes-Benz, USA. He leads the organization in designing, implementing, and executing HR strategies that directly align with the company’s strategic objectives for the sales, marketing and distribution of passenger cars in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Rolling out had the opportunity to sit down with Minns to discuss his career, life skills and legacy.
What inspires you to show up to work every day?
The chance to have a lasting impact on my organization and to deliver on the promise to revolutionize the practice of HR.
What industries connect to your career choice?
Legal, health care [and] sports management
Describe the skills that will be essential for future business leader and innovators.
Designing total systems, use of technology, [and] use and Interpretation of data for decision making.
Names three books that changed how you saw life that you would recommend to others.
Think and Grow Rich, Acres of Diamonds, Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Share why lifelong learning is important to you.
Fundamentally, graduation exercises are referred to as commencement, thus the beginning of the real learning. There really is no other way to get and stay ahead and being serious about learning and making it a lifelong commitment.
What does community success mean to you?
Ensuring every child in our communities of greatest need have the chance to unlock themselves from their current conditions. Helping children experience the power of the written word through the magic of reading will always be the gateway to truly changing their lives.
What is your favorite vacation spot.
Casa de Campo, La Romana, Dominican Republic
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