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MANAGEMENT

Read how to improve your supervision of employees, financial matters, identification and record keeping. Learn more about land use issues that affect your operation.

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It’s a call no cattle owner wants to receive – news that his or her cattle got out onto the roadway and were struck by a vehicle.

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We begin with a formula for feedback that, when implemented, will increase performance and enhance job satisfaction:

Large quantities of specific positive feedback + Continuing excellent redirection feedback = Reduced need for negative feedback + increased productivity + greater job satisfaction

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In the May issue of Progressive Cattleman, my column focused on “Why people follow leaders.” Followers may include employees, middle managers, committee members, volunteers, etc. According to Gallup, the four main reasons followers follow leaders are trust, compassion, stability and hope.

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Summer is here, and ranchers are spending many hours every day outside. The warmer weather causes ranchers to shed their layers, exposing their skin to the sun.

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Over the past decade, federal estate taxes have often been in the news and a major concern for farmers and ranchers. In 2008, the estate tax exemption was only $2 million. Thus, a person whose taxable estate at death was worth over the $2 million exemption was required to pay federal estate taxes on the amount over the $2 million exemption.

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Warren Buffett defines a leader as “someone who can get things done through other people.” True leaders have the ability to chart a vision and motivate, inspire and empower people to follow them.

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