Instilling Confidence in Your Team

You can assemble a highly skilled team of people, but skills alone will not guarantee success on the job. In order to be successful, people must feel confident in their abilities. Even a little bit of self-doubt can lead to poor performance. Confident employees are productive and are more like to engage in creative problem-solving… Read more »

Top 3 Traits of a Successful Marketing Candidate

When interviewing marketing candidates, you will have a list of skills, experience and requirements that candidates must meet in order to be considered. But what about character and personality traits required for success? Those may differ based on your organizational culture, but every marketer should exhibit three important traits, no matter what the job function… Read more »

How Can Your Team Achieve More?

Every leader wants their team to be more productive, but simply demanding higher output and greater focus won’t get you very far. To get a handle on how your team should spend their time in order to achieve more, you must outline specific goals. Goals allow you to decide what “productivity” really looks like and… Read more »

Should Your Business Hire Project Management Professionals?

Sales and marketing are constantly evolving fields, and it can be challenging to find candidates who can help your agriculture business stay ahead of trends, hit targets and increase revenue. Savvy companies are overcoming their hiring challenges and accessing top talent by offering flexible work options like temporary assignments and project management roles. Why Professionals… Read more »

Fostering Team Competition

There is always a bit of natural competition that exists among a sales team. Good salespeople push themselves and thrive on surpassing their goals. However, it’s important to foster healthy competition that generates productivity and camaraderie, as opposed to unhealthy competition that ultimately damages team relationships. Keep these tips in mind to foster the right… Read more »

Spot the Signs of a Bad Hire

Filling an open role on your team is always a relief. There is a great deal of excitement that follows making a new hire. Unfortunately, not every new hire lives up to expectations. Keep an eye out for these signs you may have made a bad hire. Warning Signs of a Bad Hire Here are… Read more »

Are You Motivated by Your Career?

Your skills and talents are important when it comes to career success in the sales and marketing field. However, all the skills and talent in the world will get you nowhere if you don’t have motivation. Being self-motivated is a critical success factor at all levels of your career. Motivation drives you to get out… Read more »

How to Hire for Culture

As the way we think about work evolves in the modern era, it is important to hire not just for skills, but for cultural alignment, as well. Employees whose values align with the mission and values of your organization more easily buy into what you’re trying to achieve, which leads to better engagement, higher productivity… Read more »