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Capitalize on Your "Home Field" Advantage

The following is an article from the Coaching Tips column in my monthly enewsletter LearningEdge Monthly.  Please read on to see what you can learn about being a better supervisor from "home Field" advantyage in sports.

Perspective Helps

For perspective, stop and consider for a moment, the beginning of the 20th century, though simplistically appealing, was also abysmally primitive – especially compared to the advancements of today. The 1900s were an era of tuberculosis, typhoid, sanitariums, child labor, horse manure, candles, 12-hour work days, tenements, slaughter houses, and outhouses.

What If...?

What if succession planning didn’t get mired in emotion and tangled in a web of dissension? Experience shows families hesitate to engage in the succession process due to a ‘powder keg’ of explosive issues.

Are YOU Ready for the Busy Planting Season

The following is an article from the Coaching Tips column in my monthly enewsletter LearningEdge Monthly.  Please read on to take a people focused view of readiness for the busy planting season.

Family Owned...

On March 17th the USDA released ‘Family Farms are the Focus of New Agriculture Census Data’ and declared that 97% of all U.S. farms are family-owned. The summary of the report goes on to say, “Family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry,” and I might add, the soul of our rural communities. With these facts, the dissension and demagoguery should stop. An attack on farming is an attack on our communities and ‘we the people.’