The Importance of Allowing Time Off Around the Holidays

The holiday season can seem like a bad time for getting things done in the agriculture industry. Almost everyone you employ will want to take some time off to spend with family and friends during the holidays. It can seem like the focus is more on taking time off than on being productive, even when… Read more »

Lessons Learned From Your Top Employee Quitting

If you have lost your top performer recently, that can be a real blow to recover from. Your business will likely feel the impact of their departure, as well as their co-workers and the overall morale of your team. But sometimes, there’s nothing you can do but learn from the experience. Not everyone is a… Read more »

5 Tips to Helping Your Ag Team Achieve More

The agriculture industry is a competitive one. Big players across the market are constantly finding new and improved technology and processes to get ahead. Goal setting plays a big part in business success for this market. Are you confident in your business’s ability to set and achieve ambitious goals? Here’s what you need to know… Read more »

The Spooky Side of Employee Burnout

Employee burnout is a real and scary threat to employers. It can have a huge impact on productivity, and cause turnover. Even worse, it can affect the health and safety of your team. From more accidents on your work site, to more customer complaints, burnout may be directly impacting your team’s ability to do their… Read more »

Employee Appreciation Tips to Try This Fall

Nobody works hard for a manager they feel doesn’t appreciate them. While you may think that at the end of the day, it’s their salary and their employment that motivates team members, it’s actually more likely the people they work for and with who drive employees to do their best work. Here are several things… Read more »

Why Your Management Style Might Be Costing You Your Best Employees

Hiring and retaining great employees is challenging, even when you’re doing everything right as a manager. But if you’re doing something wrong, you’ll likely see retention rates drop. The hard truth is that your management style might be costing you your best employees, especially as corporate culture evolves and industry leaders are looking for more… Read more »

Why Poor Leadership Skills Cause Your Best Employees to Quit

It might come as a surprise to hear, but many people attribute their leaving a company to poor leadership. As a leader yourself, you know the cost of turnover is one of the highest that any organization faces. But the good news is if you focus on providing the great leadership that top talent needs… Read more »

The Importance of Showing Appreciation to Your Staff

How often do you show your appreciation to your employees? If it’s been a while, it’s time to show up for them. Showing appreciation to your employees is one of the best ways to help motivate them towards their goals. Appreciated people work harder than anybody else in the room. Once you start creating that… Read more »

The 4 Best Ways to Welcome Your Newest Hire to Your Staff

Hiring and welcoming a new person is an interesting and important transition. Whenever a new person joins the team, there are inevitably questions about whether they’ll be a good fit and whether they will work out in the long run. A large part of a new hire’s success is dependent on how you welcome them… Read more »

Here’s Why Delegating Makes You a Better Manager

Delegation is a skill. It’s also a skill that a surprising number of managers need to improve. It’s impossible to do everything yourself, and it’s key to draw on your team, their unique skills and abilities, to get the job done. But there’s more to delegating than just moving tasks off your plate. Here are… Read more »