The Peaks & Valleys podcast is a series that looks at the unique challenges of running a seasonal business. Although interview guests run agribusinesses, the discussions are applicable to any seasonal business. Each episode ends with tips and best practices related to the given topic.
In this episode, Jan Kaminski discusses leadership and why he feels leadership is not a position, but a process with the objective of using one's influence to effect positive change.
In this episode, Market Maker President Greg Skotnicki talks about Traction and its entrepreneurial operating system (EOS). Greg discusses how a set of simple concepts and practical tools help teams to stay aligned, focus on high impact activities and advance the business towards a shared vision.
In this episode CEO and Director Steve Kaminski discusses the art and science of balance sheet management. In particular, he underscores the importance of understanding and working with the people behind the numbers, learning to balance relationships as well as assets and liabilities.
In this episode, Brett Jeacle, Director of Revenue Operations for Manderley, begins the conversation by comparing agribusinesses to the movies. When it's too quiet you know something is about to go wrong. During the interview, Brett digs into the importance of real time communication and discusses how Manderley has reorganized to improve two way communication within their organization.
“Running a seasonal business is not for the faint of heart,” says Radius President, Bobbi Faulkner, who is featured in the first episode. During the interview, she likens the cadence of running a seasonal business to taking a trip on an airplane. The episode wraps up with her tips and best practices. Radius specializes in creates and manages supply networks of seasonal live goods for large retailers.