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Lab Technicians are “Farmer Fortune Tellers”

Guest host Jenny Schweigert talks to Lincoln Thomas about his role as a lab technician. This interview weaves together many of the advice on Seed World PRO from the hiring experts at AgCareers.com and then talent management advice offered by Purdue University. Lincoln lacked the technical experience...

5 Steps to Coach Your Next Generation

During this episode of Seed World PRO's Podcast, host Michelle Klieger sits down with Sarah Beth Aubrey of Aubrey Coaching & Training for a two-part series on workplace transitions. In this episode, Sarah Beth gives five tips for helping coach your next...

The One Soft Skill Required to Thrive

By: Michelle Klieger & Jonathan Shaver In 2020, soft skills continue to be critically important to potential employers. Many people don’t realize that hiring managers often rank soft skills as more important than hard skills and technical expertise when filing...

5 Best Practices to Conduct Remote Meetings Like a PRO

The seed industry is global. I cannot tell you how many times during my seed career I’ve talked about the global nature of the seed industry. Sometimes it was pointing out that a seed or its genetics cross up to six borders before being planted by a farmer. Other times,...

PRO Resources to Increase Seed Sales In 2020

As spring approaches all agricultural eyes are on the planting season. Seed companies are busy selling seed to their customers. Farmers and growers are looking at commodity markets and trying to figure out what they want to grow. Then they will purchase the seeds they need.

Soft Skills You Need For 2020 (And Beyond)

According to AgCareers, companies look for soft skills when they interview prospective employees. Soft skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. This surprises many people who think hard skills and...

Time Management – How Leaders Structure Their Day?

Everyone has 24 hours to their day, and how you spend your time matters. How does your daily routine stack up against these leaders?

Expert Insights to Advance Your Career and Become a Great Leader

https://youtu.be/5a2s5ulg3KU Jonathan Shaver, founder of the leadership coaching business Envision Partners, LLC, walks you through the transition of moving from a team member to a team leader. Promotions can be very rewarding; they also bring many new challenges. Have you recently been...

Is Your Approach to the Day Impeding Progress?

Eileen Roth shares how to get the most out of every day. When, you get the most out of each and every single day, you have productive weeks and thus, productive years. This, my friend, is how you move the...

How to Get Your Pitch Approved? Think Like a CFO

In this PRO Power Talk, agribusiness and agri-finance specialist Brady Brewer highlights the role of the CFO — it's more than accounting and pushing spreadsheets. By understanding the role of the CFO and how your department/position fits into the overall strategy of the company, you can up...

How To Win When The Game Gets Tough

There's no such thing as striking balance, but you can deploy tactics that tip the scales in your favor. Here, three entirely different experts deliver tactics to help you win when the game gets tough. Beating Burnout

Be a Student of Stand-up Comedy

by Andrew Tarvin As you can imagine, stand-up comedy can make you a better presenter. After all, it’s one of the hardest forms of public speaking you’ll ever do (aside from effectively teaching second graders), which means if you can do okay in stand-up,...

Brain Power: 4 Elements to Achieving More

After years of helping some of the world's highest performing individuals reach their peak, Claire Dale and Patricia Peyton are on a mission to help bring understanding around "Physical Intelligence" — something entirely different from that cognitive intelligence and emotional intelligence. Dale and Peyton,...

Burnout! A Dreaded Word

Burnout at work is bad on both sides, for the employee and for the employer. If you are an employee dealing with burnout in the workplace, you might be feeling unmotivated, overwhelmed, anxious or unhappy, just to name a few. In serious instances, this burnout can impact...

Don’t Be A Busy Bee! 3 Productivity Hacks to Guarantee a Stellar Career

Six months ago, I set out on a quest to understand how leaders managed their time. I was asking about habits that were key to a productive day, how they structured their day and what tactics they...

3 Pillars of Succession Planning

DID YOU KNOW? Only about 30% of family-owned businesses survive into the second generation. 12% are still viable into the third generation and about 3% operate into the fourth generation or beyond, according to the Family Business Institute. Three primary transitions comprise a...

Succession Planning At A Glance

There's no succession plan template. Each business is unique and every family is unique. But there are steps you can take to ensure the next generation is ready to take over, regardless of who that might be. Download: Succession Planning Infographic (PDF format)

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Don’t Get Caught on the Wrong Side of EU Privacy Requirements

Jodi Daniels is Founder and CEO of Red Clover Advisors, a privacy consultancy, helping companies create privacy programs, build customer trust and...

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