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InsideIQ Member Firm Develops Next Generation of Leaders
Monday - October 10, 2016     A+ | a-
Baker Group, a full-service specialty contractor based in Des Moines, is grooming its future leaders through an Advanced Leadership Development class. The leadership initiative focuses on growing each participant to their greatest potential and to build Baker Group’s leadership bench strength for the future. It’s the latest addition to Baker Group University, a comprehensive education effort to assure that Baker Group’s reputation of reliability continues. A member of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, Baker Group provides employees with exceptional training opportunities, a commitment common to members of InsideIQ, an international alliance of independent building automation contractors.
“Leadership is important to InsideIQ firms, which are all independent, locally-owned industry leaders in their respective communities,” said Leroy Walden, president of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance and vice president of Atlanta-based McKenney’s Inc. “Our members are advocates for their customers, leading them to the best solutions to achieve their facility automation, security or sustainability goals. Baker Group’s commitment to training new leaders exemplifies the forward thinking of InsideIQ companies.”
“Baker Group encourages our staff members to be life-long learners,” said BJ Baker, chairman and CEO of Baker Group. “Just as our team has confidence in their technical skills, we are also providing the tools required to succeed in leadership roles. By providing these opportunities we are not only improving service to our clients, but also overcoming the loss of an aging workforce. We want to attract, retain, and develop our next generation of industry leaders.”
Baker Group chose 16 staff members to complete the intensive Advanced Leadership Development track within Baker Group University professional development program. The objective of the training is to:
  • Engage and inspire high potential leaders
  • Enhance leaders’ self-awareness
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  • Develop leadership and management skills for today and the future
  • Build camaraderie and a sense of cross-functional “team”
  • Mitigate risks of talent disengagement and/or loss of talent
  • Stand out as professional leaders in our industry
  • Assure transition of leadership to the next generation
“The long-term measure of the program’s success will be a future leadership team that is even more successful than past and current leaders,” said Baker.
Baker Group’s Advanced Leadership Development training was created by Kiley and Company, Leadership and Coaching Consultants based in Warren, R I.
About Baker Group:  Founded in 1963 and with more than 600 employees, Baker Group is the Midwest’s premier full-service specialty contractor providing mechanical, sheet metal, electrical, building automation, process automation, security systems, fire alarm systems, parking/revenue controls and 24/7/365 service. For more information, call 855-262-4000 or visit
About InsideIQ
InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance is an organization comprised of independent commercial building and facility automation companies representing common automation and security system platforms. Its member firms across North America, Europe and Australia share best practices among more than 5,000 employees at over 100 locations. Members specialize in the design and implementation of facilities and process control systems, systems integration, enterprise security systems, facilities maintenance services, energy services, and the representation of other value-added products and services. The largest independent organization of its kind, InsideIQ member companies provide consistent applications, coordination, and support for commercial facility owners. More information is available online at

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