What do farmers and leaders have in common? (Not a trick question)

Published: Thu, 06/22/17

What Leaders Can Learn From Farmers
by Mary Schaefer​​​​​​​
Are you a leader who's a "grower"​​​​​​​

I grew up on a farm. My family grew cantaloupes, watermelons, tomatoes, wheat, corn, and more. I learned a lot from that experience.

Coincidentally, as an adult, I worked for a crop protection products company for my entire corporate career. It just turned out that way. I realized recently that I rarely heard the word farmer at work, but "grower" instead. It doesn't really matter why, but it got me thinking. Read more.

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About Mary Schaefer: Speaker, coach, trainer, consultant and Chief Encouragement Officer for everyone interested in their own professional development and advancement. My belief about the key to great performance at work is empowerment. I say: "Your success and the success of those around you depends on you empowering yourself first." Click here to find out more about what this can mean for you.

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