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Curating an Exceptional Culture

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish American businessman and philanthropist.  He led the expansion of the steel industry in the United States and became one of the richest men in the world.  During the last 18 years of his life (which ended in 1919), he gave away the 2022 equivalent of roughly $10 billion to charities, [...]

By |2022-04-29T12:32:39-05:00April 29th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Making High-Quality Decisions

Few things will improve the quality of your life more than learning how to make high-quality decisions.  Yet amazingly, no one really teaches us how to do it.  Not in grade school; not in high school.  Most college majors don’t require courses in critical thinking or decision-making. Has anyone ever told you that their parents [...]

By |2022-04-01T13:00:29-05:00April 1st, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

A Job Worth Doing is Worth Doing Well

Whether in our work or our personal dealings, there are numerous opportunities every day for us to make key decisions.  Our approach to making decisions, whether those decisions are simple or complex, presents us with choices to make.  Each of us have core guiding principles in life which steer us in making decisions. My wife [...]

By |2022-02-24T12:49:41-06:00February 8th, 2022|Blog|0 Comments

Now What?

As we wrap up 2021, take a moment to reflect on what has now been a long-circulating article via the internet and social media. Although it has a somber tone, it sets the stage for the purpose behind this month’s AGRI-SEARCH Update. First, I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then, [...]

By |2021-12-22T09:04:05-06:00December 22nd, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

The Positivity Pledge

The subject line of this article may already have you rolling your eyes; of course, we all know the power of positivity.  We recognize we should always look on the bright side, turn a frown upside down, and keep our chins up.  But we all have bad days that just seem like it would have [...]

By |2021-11-30T10:34:09-06:00November 30th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Desire to Inspire

Motivate and inspire. These two words are often used interchangeably, echoed perpetually in the minds of any leader trying to spearhead the charge.  However, view the two as the same and you are missing a critical component in your growth as a senior executive.  Why?  Motivation is of the ego, while inspiration is of the [...]

By |2021-10-20T14:26:26-05:00October 20th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Fostering Fear

“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” Reflect on that statement for a moment. You may even have an immediate connection to it, with your own delinquent “to-do’s” catapulting to the center of your attention.  It was entrepreneur, author, and investor Timothy Ferriss who most recently voiced this assertion [...]

By |2021-09-29T15:18:33-05:00September 29th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Are You a Carrot, an Egg or a Coffee Bean?

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were hard. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as the daughter solved one problem, a new one arose. Her mother [...]

By |2021-06-24T11:00:29-05:00June 24th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments
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