If you listen really hard you can hear it. Not the rush of a swollen winter creek or an airplane passing overhead, but the screaming void of leadership across America. We just elected a President, not based on his experience and wisdom, rather for his ability to eloquently articulate hope. Not for his accomplishments or good judgment, but for his pretentious speech of change. Imagine the most powerful nation in the world, long ago founded in independence, now resting on hope.
We want [desperately need] leaders we can believe in. From the nation’s capital to the corner market, we appreciate people who can serve our needs. Private industry cannot afford the apathy of poor leadership. But where do we find good leaders and how do we help them prepare for the roles and responsibilities they will play? From owner through department heads, from supervisors to janitors, we need strong managers and accountable associates - because leadership matters!
Family agribusiness owners are held to a high standard of accountability and responsibility. You are looked upon as leaders in the home, making decisions that ensure the family’s financial security. As the patriarch/matriarch you are viewed as the bell weather for the family’s communal health. As an owner in the business community, you are beholden to the needs of others - customers, employees, vendors, etc.