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How to Be a Better Boss


November 7, 2023

5 Traits of a Great Team

According to Patrick Lencioni, there are 5 critical dysfunctions that cause teams to fail. The five dysfunctions are:

  1. Absence of trust.
  2. Fear of conflict.
  3. Lack of commitment.
  4. Avoidance of team accountability.
  5. Inattention to team objectives.

In this conversation, we'll explore these five dysfunctions and look at what you can do to fix them.


September 12, 2023

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders

Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is the ability to understand and manage your emotions. People with a high EQ know what they're feeling, what their emotions mean, and how these emotions affect themselves and others. For leaders, having emotional intelligence is essential for success.

There are five key elements to it:

  1. Self-awareness.
  2. Self-regulation.
  3. Motivation.
  4. Empathy.
  5. Social skills.

The more that you, as a leader, manage each of these areas, the higher your emotional intelligence. So, let's look at each element in more detail and examine how you can grow as a leader.

July 11, 2023

Conflict Management

CONFLICT - Where does it come from, and how to overcome it?

14:13 What is the root cause of all conflict?
14:57 What are other causes of Conflict?
26:35 What triggers conflict?
31:40 How do we resolve conflict when it hasn’t gone well previously?

Tools to Handle Conflict
42:22 Dispute Resolution and Forced Bargaining – It is not a desirable solution.
44:15 Connections – The single most effective tool.
47:43 Structural Changes – How the business is structured and operates
54:38 Personal Development

57:38 Summary - How to have GOOD Conflict

November 22, 2022

Scaling Up - What is Limiting Your Success?

Family businesses require constant reinvestment. But reinvestment goes far beyond just dollars and cents. Deliberate planning is one key to success. It creates motivation to sustain the business when the inevitable personal differences and business challenges arise. Good planning and consistent execution release powerful energy used to fulfill the dream of sustaining and growing a healthy family business.

September, 27, 2023

How to Run Effective Upper Management Meetings

Quarterly meetings connect the big-picture strategic thinking to the tactical day-to-day operations. We talk about how to make them efficient and successful.

May 3, 2022

Employee Reviews

Employee reviews work best when you take the time to prepare what you will cover. Tips on how to conduct effective employee reviews.

Feb. 2022

People Skills

Dec 28, 2021


18:39 - What is an effective meeting? It doesn't have to take a long time.
23:29 - Why have a quarterly meeting?
27:39 - Who runs the meetings? What gets on the agenda?
32:00 - Having structure and a timeline speeds it up.
34:44 - Honing Listening Skills
41:41 - How do we respectfully address a family member that has negative comments about the farm?
46:00 - The ability to understand different personalities is eye-opening. Once you understand others personalities, you can flex more.
48:15 - True Example of family in conflict: How much should dad be compensated when transitioning out of the farm?
52:45 - Tailor your approach so that others can hear you.
56:10 - What do you do when others become emotional?
59:57 - Meetings that are not effective are a sign that something needs to change.
1:00:55 - How do you go about finding the right consultant?
1:02:45 - A consultant needs to work for the farm, not one person on the farm.
1:03:30 - Does everyone on the farm need to agree on a consultant before hiring them?
1:05:18 - Employee Communication
1:05:48 - How do you bridge highly skilled tactical employees to big-picture thinking leaders?

Stay Interviews

Want to engage and retain your employees? Consider conducting “stay interviews.” This process allows you to consult with your current employees to identify the reasons they want to continue working for YOU. Stay interviews increase employee engagement, development, and empowerment.

March 31, 2021

Family & Management

Does family dynamics make growing and passing on your business seem insurmountable? You're not alone. Family dynamics can make it difficult. But you can get to a spot where everyone gets along and works together. Liz shares tips and answers questions on the PDPW Daily Signal Show.

March 2, 2021

Giving & Receiving Feedback

How do you handle feedback? A strong leader listens even if they don’t fully agree. Listening builds trust. When trust is high everyone is open and honest with each other, and everything is easier. Listen to this video-cast and learn to improve your feedback skills. The result? Your business will run smoother, your stress will be lower and your employees happy.

Feb. 10, 2021

Managing Effective Teams

Managing your team takes skill. Learn what areas to focus on and how to improve in this PDPW DairySignal presentation.

January 12, 2021


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