Employee Management: The Complete Guide to Managing Agricultural Employees

Due to the increased need for Agricultural Employers to enhance their employee management skills, Don Tyler, Tyler & Associates, has published "The Complete Guide To Managing Agricultural Employees © ".

This reference manual contains simple "How To" sections for over 40 of management's toughest challenges such as Conflict Resolution, Communications, Modifying Behaviors, Working With Family Members, Dealing With Employee's Personal Problems, Motivation, Attitudes, Character, Cultural Differences, Leadership Development, and a step-by-step process to increase Teamwork. Employers, Managers, Foremen and Supervisors will benefit from the thorough, step-by-step outlines in The Hiring Process which includes how to write ads that significantly increase the number of responses, how to recruit better quality employees, interviewing questions that reveal attitude and character, what to ask references, and legal issues.

Over 50 samples of many documents are included for all types of operations in the areas of Job Descriptions, Job Applications, Sample Ads, Performance Evaluations-and Employee Documentation Forms such as Absenteeism Reports, Accident Reports, Exit Interviews, Confidentiality Agreements, Drug Testing Release Forms, Injury Reports, Employee Data and many others.

This nearly 200 page manual was developed from Don's 16 years as a manager and partner in grain and livestock operations and his many years of experience in advising agricultural operations of every size, crop, species and business structure, and coaching employees and managers on a one-to-one basis.

Professional Development: Becoming the Advisor of Choice

Contents:

This audio set contains twelve topics on three CD's. Each topic is 10 to 15 minutes in length and covers a specific topic in a very concise and easy to learn format.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Communications and Personality
  • Introduction to Personality Types
  • Personality Types
  • Personality Tendencies and Applications
  • The Art of Advice
  • Advisory Strategies
  • Gleaning Information Through Questions
  • Being The Advisor Of Choice
  • Helping Clients Make Decisions I
  • Helping Clients Make Decisions II
  • Success Skills I
  • Success Skills II

Simple and Flexible:

The audio series is constructed in a manner that allows the listener to hear an entire subject while on their way between clients, or while running errands. Each subject is concise and perfect for a quick review when you need to meet with that difficult client or tough situation.

The strategies are simple to learn and practical to apply. There is no need to learn complex strategies that take several "practice runs" to master. The explanations are thorough and provide the listener with the essential information to make these new strategies work on a consistent basis, even the first time they are applied!

The series includes printed materials for reference and additional information on each subject.

Practical:

These materials are derived from practical, proven techniques that Don has used in the professional development of his clients and through personal experiences. Many of the people who have heard this material comment that applying only one or two of these techniques has greatly improved their effectiveness with the people they regularly interact with in a wide variety of situations-professionally and personally.

Professional Development: Introduction to Communications

Contents:

This audio set contains twelve topics on three CD's. Each topic is 10 to 15 minutes in length and covers a specific topic in a very concise and easy to learn format.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Communications and Personality
  • Introduction to Personality Types
  • Personality and Communications-Part I
  • Personality and Communications-Part II
  • Tendencies of Personalities
  • Praising/Correcting/Training
  • Physiology and Communications
  • S-O-F-T-E-N / F-O-R-M (Simple Communications strategies)
  • Listening Skills
  • Training and Coaching Skills
  • Resolving Conflicts
  • Communication Do's and Don'ts

Simple and Flexible:

The audio series is constructed in a manner that allows the listener to hear an entire subject while on their way between operations or while running errands. The format is simple and concise so that employees can listen to an entire topic during a lunch break, or for a brief period of time during their work day.

The series includes printed materials for reference and additional information on each subject.

Practical:

These materials are derived from practical, proven techniques that Don has used in training employees, supervisors, foremen, employers and business owners to assist them in their day-to-day interactions. Many of the people who have heard this material comment that applying only one or two of these techniques has greatly improved communications with the people they regularly interact with, both professionally and personally.