Life is like a fence: How small farm town lessons solve big company problems
I turned my life experiences of building fences, managing and motivating people and learning the fine art of mentoring while working in Japan into my signature keynote speech, "Life is like a fence". You see, I grew up on a farm fixing fences. On farms and ranches, maintaining fences is a constant chore. As a farm kid, I had to check our fences every week or an animal was going to get out or in our pastures. Building new fences that last long-term takes planning, specific tools, wisdom and know-how.
Life is like a fence in many ways. We are all fence builders. A fence represents the overall purpose of an organization. What is the purpose of your fence? Is your organization's mission/vision statement clearly defined? Do all your people know where your fence is going?
In my very practical keynote, "Life is like a fence", I will motivate and inspire your team to "build a fence".
In your company, non-profit or organization, are you experiencing:
- High turnover rates?
- Employees that don't engage and feel connected to your team?
- Volunteers that don't stick around or fully engage?
- A workplace that doesn’t always work?
- Teams that don’t behave like teams?
- People that blame others for non-performance & failure?
- A work ethic that has gone downhill?
- People who make excuses?
- Lack of confidence of individuals and teams?
- The lack of motivation in your department?
- Unresolved conflict that is stifling productivity?
- A negative workplace culture?
As a result of Greg Bloom’s farm upbringing, lessons learned growing up on a farm as a fence builder, mentoring lessons learned while living in Japan and a 26 year career in the Ag industry working with people, Greg offers an insightful, relevant and actionable presentation, that can help your organization achieve:
- Lower employee and volunteer turn over.
- Increased productivity.
- An end to destructive behaviors.
- A new culture that works.
- Personal accountability.
- Pride in every department for having put in a solid day’s work.
- True organic teamwork.