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On-demand training for ag managers & leaders

ACT Like A Pro, Issue 134 The cart is open, and space is limited. Why am I constantly talking about the Ag Lead Short Course? Because I’ve seen time and time again how the lack of business training sets up managers and leaders for failure on the farm. This course was specifically designed to meet a […]

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Build your network – even online

ACT Like A Pro, Issue 132 How do we create high-value networks in an age of Zoom calls, cancelled fairs, and discontinued international travel? The platforms may be different in 2020, but the networking and connecting-building principles are the same. Connections matter for a variety of reasons, including strategic partnerships, lifelong learning, and maintaining awareness […]

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What generation do you belong to?

ACT Like A Pro Issue 131 What generation do you belong to? Did a word, a feeling, or a stereotype come to mind? What if I told you it doesn’t matter? Whether you think you’re a Boomer, Gen X, Millennial, or somewhere in between these arbitrary classifications, you can effectively communicate with anyone of any age. When we box what […]

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Management Skills for Emerging Ag Leaders

ACT Like a Pro Issue 130 I’ve talked about it a lot recently in Facebook live videos, webinars, podcasts, and more: we have a knowledge transfer gap in agriculture. Here’s a quote from a live Q&A event I hosted in February on Facebook. What does this look like in real life? Perhaps there’s someone in […]

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Rebrand! Ag Lead with Sarah Beth Aubrey

ACT Like A Pro Issue 129 Ag Lead with Sarah Beth Aubrey podcast tackles the big “people” topics in agriculture like succession planning, employees, and handling crises. You can listen to the first 15 episodes RIGHT NOW by going to my Podcast page for easy links to Apple Podcast, Google Podcasts, and more. Why did I […]

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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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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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Redefine Your Definition of Legacy

A recent conversation with a client (let’s call her Kelly) got me to thinking about the word legacy – rather the meaning of the word. Legacy is a word we use pretty frequently in agriculture these days, pairing it alongside other words such as succession, sustainability, and transition. I’m glad we’re talking legacy and working to make […]

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