To The Point – Blog

  • Assess Your Advisors

    December 11, 2019

    Do your consultants have succession plans? In the December 2019 issue of Top Producer, Sara Schafer asks you to think about your key advisors and the invaluable institutional knowledge they have about your family’s succession planning journey. What happens if they are suddenly out of the picture? We need to remember that succession planning is […]

  • Succession Planning Takes Leadership

    December 4, 2019

    In the Mid-November 2019 issue of Farm Journal, Rena Striegel, President of Transition Point Business Advisors, discusses Succession Planning and talks about how this process is not synonymous with words such as fun, simple or quick. We all recognize the process of planning for leadership and ownership transition is just that – a process.  It […]

  • Ready for Family Governance?

    November 4, 2019

    In the November 2019 issue of Top Producer, Sara Schafer discusses how to set clear expectations and accountability when looking to establish Governance for your farm operation. Rena Striegel, President of Transition Point Business Advisors, adds her thoughts on farms undergoing a leadership transition.  Rena also highlights some basic steps on “How to Develop Family […]

  • I Bought The Business, But My Dad Won’t Let Me Run The Place

    October 7, 2019

    When there is conflict over who is in charge, it can cause a huge strain on relationships because both parties can feel insulted. This is a common issue for family businesses whether the business has been sold or gifted to the next generation or is still owned by the older generation. Employees need business owners […]

  • You Don’t Need Agreement, You Need Commitment

    September 30, 2019

    Many of my clients talk about the struggle they’re having with getting agreement on their team. They say things like “my team is just not on the same page” or “I need to build consensus with my staff.” When I hear this, my answer is always the same: you don’t need agreement, you need commitment. […]

  • Micromanaging Rocks

    August 14, 2019

    Let your people choose the productivity tools that work best for them and use your creative time and energy to build something to bring in additional revenue. Simplify, don’t complicate. Trust your people, don’t micromanage. Read more about this article, found on the EOS Worldwide website here.

  • Moe Money – Take-it-to-the-bank strategies from a marketing pro

    August 12, 2019

    Maurice “Moe” Russell, co-founder of the marketing and financial methodology used by CHS Hedging and a frequent business speaker and columnist, has five money-making tips for farmers.  “Following these strategies will add to your bottom line, make farming easier, and reduce stress,” Russell believes. “You can’t manage what you can’t see. Knowing where you are […]

  • There’s A Tool For That

    August 9, 2019

    Tool (noun): “An instrument…used in performing a task necessary in the practice of a vocation.” For most people, that definition may evoke the image of a carpenter using a hammer, a quilter using a needle and thread, or an electrician using a pair of needle-nose pliers. All simple and practical tools are used by people […]

  • Four Ways to Use Your Core Values to Attract and Hire Great People

    August 7, 2019

    Companies running on EOS® know that articulating and communicating your Core Values is essential to getting the right people in the right seats to help you achieve your vision. That’s because these values define the characteristics that you want every single person in the company to share so you can build the culture you want […]

  • When Celebrating Becomes Strategic

    July 30, 2019

    Some teams hit an emotional wall after their first year of implementing EOS®.Teams that begin with many large issues to resolve, can make significant progress in the first year and, because of what is still left to accomplish, feel unsatisfied and a bit discouraged. It’s not unlike the marathoner who, after completing 10 miles, realizes […]