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Understanding Financial Well-Being

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sponsored a webinar this week to discuss Financial well-being: What it means and how to help. This study provides the first-ever definition of financial well-being created directly out of the voices of consumers. Consumers...

Recruiting Great Employees in the Twenty-First Century

Last Saturday my wife and I shopped for linens to upgrade our towel and wash cloth supply. We had passed the store on Friday but chose not to stop as were had not prepared. On Saturday, we spent at least an hour reviewing what we had in the linen closet and deciding...

Engaged Employees: Key to Successful Farm Business

by Darren Frye Posted to Farm Futures website (farmfutures.com) July 1, 2013 Think about what you, as the farm owner, do for your business. You go the extra mile to make sure things get done. You work to improve the efficiency of your operations. You build strong...

The Family Business – Part Two

Best-selling author and executive coach David Irvine continues his discussion of the challenges of running a family business and how to overcome them. In part two Irvine focuses on the importance of accountability and strong character. Key Points Accountability is key...

The Family Business – Part One

Best-selling author and executive coach David Irvine discusses the challenges of running a family business and how to overcome them. In part one Irvine focuses on the importance of governance, setting goals, holistic leadership and caring for the interests of the...

Longevity in the Workplace – Does It Hinder Growth?

As with many questions, the answer is “it depends.”  We start by looking at two hypothetical but realistic employees. John has worked on the farm for 20 years. During his first two or three years, he mastered the skills required in the position.  He...