"The measure of a man is what he does with his power." ~ Plato.

It can be challenging to lead well in a family business.

It can be challenging to lead well in a family unit.

Effective leaders delegate, they allow others to shine, they share their knowledge and allow their experience to guide others.

They are not focused on self. They mentor others. They ask questions. They guide. They teach. They recognize the need for change and they allow. They point out obstacles they have already found.

As a leader in your business how are you guiding and assisting others?

Are you effectively training them to become leaders of the future?

Are you sponsoring their talents, allowing for growth and change and ensuring their future success?

As leaders in farm business we are often also family members.

Often we do not differentiate between the two roles particularly well. 

This can mean we are not as effective in our leadership role as we could be.

We need to develop the talents and skills of the younger generation. We must pass on our knowledge and skills. We must support them in learning new ways, new skills and new technologies.

We must communicate clearly and professionally the plans for the future.

Managing and leading in farm business means making the choice to efficiently and effectively lay plans for the future. To communicate these in an articulate manner and to allow others room to grow.

Are you using your power well?


Published by Kristy Hunt