Davon Cook

  • Learning Daily

    By Davon Cook on April 28, 2017

    Lifelong Learning is our theme this month, and I've been reflecting on how learning is part of our everyday experience.  Sometimes we learned the hard way through mistakes, and other times learning...

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  • Different Angles, Same Business

    By Davon Cook on March 30, 2017

    During family business transitions, much could be written about generational differences in communication style, risk tolerance, management tactics or other areas. In this article, however, I want to...

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  • How Can Conflict Be Healthy?

    By Davon Cook on November 21, 2016

    A significant part of the work done at Ag Progress involves helping helping family business members manage conflict. Davon explains how conflict never truly goes away and how conflict can actually be...

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  • From Feedback to Feedforward

    By Davon Cook on August 23, 2016

    In your business the focus should be on the future, so why are we currently providing our employees with feedback? Davon explains why she’s adopting the word feedforward and why you should too.

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  • Invest in Training

    By Davon Cook on June 27, 2016

    Davon Cook explains the importance of making an investment in training and learning opportunities for you and your employees.

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  • Getting Onboarding Right

    By Davon Cook on April 21, 2016

    So you’ve made a great hire. Your new worker shows up on time the first day. Now what?      First, make a plan before they show up the first day! The process of integrating a new employee into your...

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  • Hiring for Potential

    By Davon Cook on April 11, 2016

            In my previous article, I discussed the way competency-based interviews help to assess a candidate’s ability and experience with specific skills. In this article, I invite you to consider a...

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