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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...



No Points for Original Thought: All That Matters Is Execution

Publication Gartner 2019-2020 Top Insights for the C-Suite: How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution Reviewer Dr. Pete Hammett, Visiting Professor Summary In the mid 1990’s, I had the honor of leading the operations and technology teams at American Express in the...



Investing in Talent: Commodity vs. Annuity

Author: Dr. Pete Hammett, Visiting Professor Over the course of my career, I have had the great honor and privilege of working with professionals from a multitude of industries and levels across the country. On many occasions when working with groups of high-level...



Leading Change

Author: Dr. Pete Hammett, Professor   Change is occurring at a fast rate. Shocking, right? No? Of course not. We are all well aware of how rapidly change is sweeping across the food and agribusiness industries, as well as across the world, as we continue to...



How to Create Curious Employees

Article Work curiosity: A new lens for understanding employee creativity. Yu-Yu Chang and Hui-Yu Shih Journal Human Resource Management Review, Vol. 29, No. 4. December 2019 Reviewer Dr. Michael Gunderson, Director and Professor Summary This Quarterly Review article...



Self-Managed Teams Need Leaders Too

Article It’s not just what is said, but when it’s said: A temporal account of verbal behaviors and emergent leadership in self-managed teams. Fabiola H. Gerpott, Nale Lehmann-Willenbrock, Sven C. Voelpel and Mark van Vugt Journal Academy of Management Journal, June...



Creating Value Through Blockchain Technology

As we navigate a world of constant advancement and disruption, could the phenomenon that is blockchain technology be the next innovation that could truly drive efficiencies—and much more—in the food supply chain? Recently, the Purdue University Center for Food and...



Can You Hear Me Now?

Author: Dr. Scott Downey, Associate Director and Associate Professor Recently, we had a group of about 20 sales managers on Purdue’s West Lafayette, IN campus for a program. On the second day of the program, the concept of listening came up. One of our presenters was...