Year: 2020

The Future is Now for Women in Agriculture

this link Six reasons why agriculture & agribusiness are gaining more women CEOs ACT Like A Pro Issue 128 There are almost a million women working as the lead operator on farms according to the USDA, and increasingly we are seeing women take the helm at the C-Suite level (CEO, CFO, COO, etc.) across ag and agribusiness. […]

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6 Tips for Speaking Clearly

http://treeservicebronx.com/tree-removal/ ACT Like A Pro, Issue 127 Think about the last time you had difficulty hearing someone, whether it was on the phone, on live video, or in person. What steps could they have taken to make it easier for you to hear them? Room noise Tone and proximity (phone, microphone, or yourself) How fast or slow they […]

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What’s your greatest strength?

why not try these out The best cure for feeling cooped up in your house is to have an activity or plan to keep your mind (and body) occupied. Let’s harness some of that pent-up, nervous energy into a positive direction into helping ourselves.

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3 Steps to Confidence

More Bonuses ACT Like A Pro Issue 125 Here is a sampling of what I covered in my recent free webinar, Conveying Confidence. 3 Steps to Confidence Know your strengths, and focus on them Delegate or mitigate your weaknesses Find examples of confident people you can emulate Knowing your strengths is the first step. One of my strengths […]

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Upping our professionalism game

ACT Like A Pro Issue 124 When was the last time you evaluated your personal brand? This is completely separate from your business, company, or organization; your personal brand is often characterized by the emotions and feelings that others associate with you when your name comes up. A personal brand is essential to standing out […]

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The high cost of inaction

April has flown by, and May is nearly here. Spring is in full bloom here in Indiana, even with some cold snaps along the way. Many of you are in the fields, planting and getting ready to plant, because we work in an industry that doesn’t get to stop for external circumstances. For the rest […]

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The 4 Crisis Reaction Types and How To Talk Through Them With Your Team

Listen to the latest episode of Farm Next on your favorite podcatcher (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Breaker, and more) or stream from here now. Episode 15: The 4 Crisis Reaction Types and How To Talk Through Them With Your Team  

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You’re Not Too Late: Enrollment Extended for ACT II Q2 90-Day Business Reset

The world has definitely changed, and a lot of business plans aren’t going to work in the world around us in April 2020. I’ve got a three-step process and a 3-month program that mirrors it to help you and your business pivot to be successful by autumn. Renew: what have you done for yourself lately […]

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The Time for Strategic Thinking Is Now

The time for strategic thinking is now! The original idea of strategy had nothing to do with business, binders, or executives. Rather, its roots are ancient and militarily founded. The great military minds collect intelligence and use that data to make decisions about how to deploy resources. It’s easy to see how that definition translates […]

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Yes, It’s Okay to Move Forward

The last 10 days or so I’ve been hearing from colleagues who tell me that they’re feeling guilty about moving forward, or about wanting to set meetings, or even working when many people are scared. It’s not insensitive to work in a tumultuous time. As leaders, we have to stay the course. Your people, your […]

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