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Finish 2020 with 1 More Goal (ACT Like A Pro #151)

What’s your #1 goal before you end 2020? Several of my clients were expressing to me over the last week that they felt like the year had gotten away from them. That they hadn’t achieved their goals for one reason or another. That somehow 2020 was a waste. Hold on, folks! There’s no doubt that […]

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4 Crisis Reaction Types, Revisited (ACT Like A Pro #150)

For the last few days, I’ve been revisiting the 4 Crisis Reaction Types handout I developed this spring at the height of the coronavirus shutdowns. As we start looking and planning into 2021, here is a quick overview of the four types, and my thoughts on how we see these reactions develop into long-term crisis management styles. […]

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Value, Knowledge, Leadership – ACT Like A Pro #149

Today’s election day in the US, so let’s be thankful for the freedom we have to vote in our federal and local elections. Last week I talked about how to develop a simple connectivity model for any operation. This week we’re going to address what many ag operations encounter: multi-generational communication. As we live longer, […]

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Communication During Busy Seasons – ACT Like A Pro #148

Stay tuned tomorrow for a podcast episode about why communication is vital to institute, especially during your busiest seasons. The business is in full swing. Busy season has hit, whether it’s harvest, the holidays, or just peak season. Why should a communication model be at the top of your list to implement NOW? For starters, […]

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Motivation Impacts Job Performance

ACT Like A Pro #147 Last week, I talked about the 5 reasons why employee motivation is important for business, especially in agriculture. In case you missed it, you can read it here. This week, I’d like to talk a little bit about how understanding motivation fits into employee performance. Employee Motivation & Performance Employees […]

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Motivating Your Employees (and Yourself)

ACT Like A Pro, Issue 146 Let’s dig into this idea of motivation a little deeper. Motivation plays a role in: Performance Safety Retention Morale Culture 1. Performance When I talk about motivation, I’m not talking about people who we describe as motivated. These folks are self-motivated people, but everyone has an individual motivation, a […]

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Three Supports for Virtual Event Engagement

The past 2 weeks have been sneak previews into my newest eBook, Virtual Event Engagement. This week is the 3rd and final preview of this free 20+ page resource to planning and accomplishing your virtual event engagement goals. Read about engineering virtual engagement and the virtual event coffee hour, or pick up your copy of the eBook on […]

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The Virtual Event Coffee Hour

My new eBook about virtual event engagement is available for download now. Here’s a snippet from the ebook on reinventing the feel of the coffee hour or the cocktail networking event.  Facilitating virtual networking has its challenges, to be sure. Those spontaneous conversations don’t happen the same way online as they do in a physical space. […]

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Engineering Virtual Event Engagement – Sneak Peek

So you’re hosting, planning, or speaking at a virtual event soon. Have you thought about how you’re going to engineer engagement?

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Free Resource: Live Video Checklist

I’m releasing a free resource today called the “Live Video Checklist” based on my many months of watching, observing, and participating in a variety of live meetings, conferences, and video-based chats.

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