As the speed, uncertainty, and complexity of global markets intensify, leaders must learn to navigate this fast-moving landscape—by keeping their businesses on track amid adaptive change. Leaders must develop the agility to confront uncertain times by engaging the workforce through vision, understanding, and clarity. What will it take to achieve all of this? As part of our brand promise to Inspire Change and Grow Leaders GPS Dairy Consulting has included a leadership blog on our website. Our first year of weekly posts will focus on the basic leadership skills that coaches around the world have indicated to be the most important leadership skills. Each month one of these skills will be addressed by four professional leadership development coaches – one each week. Please visit the blog frequently. Feel free to include other leaders in your organization and tell your friends and colleagues. Grow your skills as a leader and inspire change in your organization.

The Technology Time CommitmentClick to open The Technology Time Commitment

As we think about innovation, technology often comes to mind. As an industry, we have a lot of great technologies that can help us improve anything from management, labor, feed, etc. It seems like every day there is something new that can be implemented on a dairy. It seems like there is always something that this new technology is going to fix.

Daily Data GoalsClick to open Daily Data Goals

You have a feeding program, now what data should you be looking at and how often? A few items like dry matter intake and weighbacks may immediately come to mind, but what else?

Turning Your Parlor Team into a Power TeamClick to open Turning Your Parlor Team into a Power Team

What is the best way to implement changes, gain compliance, and have a power team in our milking parlor? There are a few key factors to explore when you want to create a power team in your parlor:

Right Person + Right Seat = Win:WinClick to open Right Person + Right Seat = Win:Win

When we have the right person in the right seat within our organization, it is a win:win; for both, the employer and the employee! It sounds so simple, yet often businesses struggle to achieve this. What would it look and feel like within your business if your team achieved this?

Your Next World Class FeederClick to open Your Next World Class Feeder

Your lead feeder is leaving you with a two-week notice. You’ve done your best, but he is moving to a new and great opportunity; you are happy for him. Now what? Can anyone fill that role? Where do you start?