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October 2019 Management Minute
“Good Help is Hard to Find” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist “Good help is hard to find” which alternatively means that the “good help we have is worth retaining”. I recently had a conversation with a colleague who is changin (More)
September 2019 Management Minute
“Are you a Manager or a Leader?” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist I recently came across an article that contrasted management and leadership (Learning for future and personal and business success by Bob Milligan). Many of yo (More)
Management Minute
“Think Safety this Summer, Agriculture is a High Risk Occupation” By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Most of you reading this are likely involved in agric (More)
August 2019 Management Minute
"Customer Service" By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Good customer service is essential to any business or organization. It does not matter if it is a restaurant or a tow truck service, having staff members who leave customers (More)
June 2019 Management Minute
"Tell Me Something Good" By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist I recently came across an interesting statistic attributed to the Gallup organization that suggests that 75% of us are at some level of disengagement with life. That e (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)
May 2019 Management Minute
"Hiring the Best Person" By: Justin Waggoner, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist Whether you are a small business with just a few employees or a larger enterprise with several employees, hiring the right person for a position is essential. Making a (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)
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)
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)
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