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April 2019 Management Minute
"Leadership Styles" By: Justin Waggoner The most commonly recognized leadership styles are authoritarian, democratic and laissez-faire. However, there may be seven to twelve different leadership styles that include styles such as transformational (More)
March 2019 Management Minute
"Leadership" By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist What is leadership? And what makes a leader effective? The term leadership is simply defined as “the action of leading a group of people or an organization” or the “ability to lea (More)
February 2019 Management Minute
“Corporate Culture” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Corporate or organizational culture is one of “buzzwords” in today’s business community. Although it is not a new term by any means (originating in the 1960s), it has undou (More)
January 2019 Management Minute
“What’s Your Mission?” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Have you ever given any thought to what your organization, farm, feedlot or operation is really about? Do you have a mission statement, a set of core values that you bel (More)
December 2018 Management Minute
“Reflection with a Purpose” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Although it does not seem possible, the New Year will soon be upon us. This is a great time for individuals and organizations to reflect back on the events of the p (More)
November 2018 Management Minute
“Winter Safety in the Workplace” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Winter will be upon us shortly and many agricultural workers work in the elements, which brings a new set of seasonal workplace hazards. Falls, slips and trips (More)
October 2018 Management Minute
“Preferred Employer” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist If only 70% of our cows settle in a given breeding season, and we need to cull the other 30% for infertility, how much selection pressure can we implement based on other p (More)
September 2018 Management Minute
“Coaching in the Workplace” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Being a manager and managing people isn’t easy, especially when an employee or group of employees’ performance needs improvement. The goal of coaching is to improve (More)
August 2018 Management Minute
"Five generations in Today's Workplace" By Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist I recently learned that there are approximately five generations currently in the American workforce. I would add that since farmers and ranchers don’t o (More)
July 2018 Management Minute
"The New Hire" By Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist You have decided to bring a new person into your organization. How do you bring them on-board and get them up to speed with how your organization operates? Do you have a formal t (More)
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