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Wider World of Business

Knowledge Is Best Shared

Jack Welch pioneered one of the first nontraditional mentoring programs in 1999. The former CEO of General Electric paired 500 top leaders (including himself) with junior associates who taught the leaders how to use the Internet. In return the associates gained greater visibility.
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Special Report: Workforce Development

Filling the Skills Gap Requires Industry-Wide Effort

Low unemployment, declining populations and a widening skills gap are all contributing to the challenges farm equipment dealers face in workforce development. Solving the problem needs participation from dealers, associations, OEMs, schools and the community.
Workforce development is an issue impacting all sectors of the U.S. and Canadian economy, and farm equipment dealerships are no exception. Currently, unemployment rates in both countries are low — 3.6% in the U.S. and 5.7% in Canada.
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Special Report: Growing the Workforce

Ag Equipment Technician Training Being Geared Toward High Schoolers

The Agricultural Equipment Technician program offered through the Sun West Distance Learning Centre has opened the door for high school students to get an understanding of the ag industry and potentially get an early start on careers as technicians.
Finding a good employee and keeping them on has become an increasingly difficult task for many farm equipment dealers.
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Special Report: Growing the Workforce

The Processes & Challenges of Hiring International Ag Technicians

Brent Bazin, corporate service manager at Young’s Equipment, shared the dealership’s history with international recruitment and why they see it as a valuable option when looking for new employees.
A talented technician cannot be found overnight. When there are not enough near your dealership looking for work, you need to come up with a new strategy to bring in a good technician.
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Wider World of Business

The 6 Conditions Required to Scale a Creative Leadership Culture

Leadership is ultimately about scaling the capacity and capability of an organization to create outcomes that matter most and to fulfill the vision of its desired future. However, the ability of an organization to scale its leadership is in great degree limited or enhanced by the dynamic between the two most common kinds of leaders revealed by our many years of research: Reactive and Creative.
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Daniel Surprenant

Daniel Surprenant

Daniel Surprenant has 30 years of experience in dealership training. His training company is Formation Future Inc. He is also a founding member of the Machinery Advisors Consortium.

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EDA and ARI Network Services Announce Final Digital Marketing Webinar for 2018

8/30/18
Contact: Alex Hoffman
During this webinar, ARI’s marketing coordinator, Chloe Banholzer, will walk through proven methods to generate more reviews and explain how to turn both positive and negative reviews into opportunities. Read More

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