December 2, 2020

Defining Success

I have set in many interviews during my working career, NO, I haven’t frequently switched jobs, but I have been on the hiring end of those interviews.  I found myself constantly retreating to the common interview question, “where do you […]
November 18, 2020

Degrees of Separation?

The President of our company and I were recently having a dinner interview with a potential candidate. The conversation was pleasant, and the food was excellent. Throughout the conversation, the topic of Degrees was discussed. Not about temperature but of […]
October 29, 2020

How to Worry Less

We all worry, it is human nature to think about things that we cannot control and what the outcome could be.  It is easier said than done to just stop worrying. Especially in the year 2020, where it seems to […]
October 20, 2020

Rewarding Team Members in a Lean Year

With the upcoming holiday season, it is safe to say that it will be difficult to reward your team in the usual ways, given the state of the swine industry. Many businesses have and are still struggling. Our latest article […]
September 9, 2020

Human Assisted Production – SmartBarns…the almost present reality

If you are an experienced farmer, you have seen the changes firsthand in production agriculture.  Within three generations we have gone from horses plowing to tractors that can drive themselves.  Today we are within reach of an intelligent (smart) barn […]
August 26, 2020

How To Avoid These 5 Common Meeting Mistakes

When you hear the words “We are having a meeting” do you cringe at the thought of sitting in the room or virtual platform for that period of time.  Do you try to think of ways to get out of […]
August 19, 2020

Strategies to Embrace Technology

Disruptors like technology bring considerable changes to the workplace and are setting a precedence of a new normal. Many companies are paralyzed by the thought of a technology change or implementation because they focus on the “system,” rather than how […]
August 10, 2020

How to assess your culture

    When you evaluate your current culture, look for the alignment between what you say you want, and what really exists.  It is all about creating a system.  Systems are a result of what you are tolerating or creating.  […]

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