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Guide HR: A simple way to get more done

Reading Time: 3 minutes It is 6:30. You get up and plan to have a productive day. You look at your email inbox. You were supposed to look for just 10 minutes, and then you realize that it is 7:30. The children leave for school, you are in a hurry, and you completely forget your priorities for the day. […] Read more

Guide HR: Are you ready for change?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Darwin demonstrated that human beings, like all species, must constantly adapt to change or risk disappearing. In agriculture, as in business, we adapt, changing in order to survive effectively in a competitive world. In fact, change is the only constant. However, change for its own sake is far from beneficial, either economically or from a […] Read more

Guide HR: ‘Is he suffering from the god complex?’

A narcissistic personality can come in any shape or size and can put your business at risk

Reading Time: 3 minutes He is always right,” says Matthew, age 25. “We always have to do things his way. Not even my mother can voice any kind of opinion. I’ve had enough.” When I met Matthew’s father, his initial comment was, “You will see right away that my son and my wife have problems.” At that point, I […] Read more

The true challenge for leaders is how they react to their mistakes.

Guide HR: Do you make smart mistakes?

Never fear, learning from your mistakes can make you a more successful person

Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s be honest, even though we don’t want to admit that we make mistakes. We do make them. It seems that it is inherent to the human condition. Human beings are error prone. I am a human being; therefore, I make mistakes. In fact, the more decisions we make, the more mistakes we will make. […] Read more

Guide HR: Don’t work harder, work smarter

We all want to be more productive, so here’s the good news. You can be. Higher productivity is within your reach

Reading Time: 3 minutes I would do it if I only had more time.” We all want to be more productive and to perform at our peak every day. We all want to manage our time better, but guess what? If there is one thing that everyone has equally, it is time. We all have 24 hours each day. […] Read more

Guide HR: Six characteristics that help build a foundation for success

We invest a lot in the idea of success, but we often take more time to plan a vacation than to plan our lives

Reading Time: 3 minutes We all want to succeed in life. But how do we define success? Success in your personal life is connected to success in your business, and vice versa. It’s like having two containers that are connected together. Each one influences the other. It’s hard to be energetic when you are haunted by negative emotions. It […] Read more

Guide HR: Assert yourself, or should you step aside?

Which personality type are you? Passive, assertive, or aggressive?

Reading Time: 3 minutes It seems surprising to meet entrepreneurs who manage millions of dollars and make so many important decisions, but for some reason become very vulnerable when it’s time to express what they want, their limits and their wishes.  Why is it so hard to be assertive? “The employee is always late. Sometimes he doesn’t come to […] Read more

Should you care about exercise? The answer is yes, and not just because of your health.

Are you in good physical shape?

Farmers are always active and "on the go" but this is no replacement for exercise

Reading Time: 3 minutes Farm work is physically demanding, so it is no surprise that farming has always been synonymous with health and good physical condition. But is that still the case? Peter has no energy anymore. He wakes up exhausted and feels winded at the slightest effort. It seems he always has a backache too. On his wife’s […] Read more

Happiness is good for your business

What are the factors that contribute to being happy, and how can you increase workplace happiness?

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are thinking, “Happiness and business — that sounds crazy,” you should read this article. Decades ago, happiness seemed quite irrelevant for leaders, entrepreneurs and CEOs. However, in the last 10 years, researchers in positive psychology have determined why industry should care. Happiness leads to success in nearly every life domain, including work performance, […] Read more