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The Difference Between Mentoring & Coaching

Reviewer Dr. Pete Hammett, Visiting Professor Articles American Psychological Association: Monitor on Psychology, Your guide to mentoring – Everything you need to know to find and be a great mentor Center for Creative Leadership: Mentoring first-time managers – Proven...



A Series on Decision Making Part 5: Call to Action

Author: Dr. Pete Hammett, Visiting Professor In this final installment of our series on decision making, we’ll reflect on practical suggestions for improving our effectiveness in decision making. If you’d like to catch up on previous parts of this series, you can read...



Embracing Uncertainty While Leading Effectively

Adapting our leadership styles to both expected and unexpected disruptions happening around us is nothing new to the agri-food industry. However, 2020 has cast a great web of uncertainty across businesses, the industry and the world. How might leaders adapt to such...



A Series on Decision Making Part 4: Observations on Decision Making

Author: Dr. Pete Hammett, Visiting Professor Back when I worked for a large bank, we would have an annual golf outing for senior management and bank associates each year. During one outing, my team was playing behind four of the bank’s senior executives. At one point...






A Series on Decision Making Part 2: Views on Decision Making

Author: Dr. Pete Hammett, Visiting Professor The volume of material and research on the topic of decision making is astounding. From what I’ve seen, we can categorize these insights into two critical influencers in the decision-making process: how leaders reflect...






The Fix to Nearly Every HR Problem: Giving & Receiving Feedback

Reviewer Dr. Pete Hammett, Visiting Professor Articles Teaching Employees How to Receive Feedback: A Preliminary Investigation The Impact of Authority Relations and Feedback Delivery Method on Performance Journal Journal of Organizational Behavior Management   Prior...



Vigilance in the Midst of Fundamental Changes

Reviewer Dr. Mike Boehlje, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Book See Sooner, Act Faster: How Vigilant Leaders Thrive in an Era of Digital Turbulence   Summary Even before COVID-19, the food production and distribution industries were facing a time of significant...



Leading During Times of Fear and Uncertainty

Author: Dr. Pete Hammett, Visiting Professor It has been said that the only thing constant is change. If that’s so, then it’s equally true that there are times when fear greases the bearings in the wheels of change. While fear turned inward will result in paralyzing...