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Stubborn helps farmers and family businesses learn how to apply their natural stubbornness in the right way to their business. Too many farms and family businesses are negatively impacted by family members being stubborn in the wrong way. That leads to miscommunication, egos, frustration, and heartache. These issues impact the bottom-line more than all other issues combined. This book will change how family business owners work together so that they enjoy getting out of bed each day to work with each other. Are you ready to learn to be the right kind of stubborn?
Walt Cooley - Vice President, Progressive Dairy Magazine (AgProud.com)
Mr. Junkin dives right into the fractures family farm “partners” often fail to manage—or, worse, even to recognize. Often, the most toxic threat to dreams of success is a failure in the beginning to agree on what “success” should look like. Family farm partners tend to focus on daily challenges, rushing ahead without even a sketch or outline of the desired future.
His examples of—and practical advice for avoiding—chronic partnership disagreements are practical tools for refocusing talent and energy on the why’s, what’s, and where’s of building a partnership that unifies rather than fractures families.
Donald J. Jonovic, Ph.D., is one of the nation’s pioneer family business advisors.
His long-running monthly column in Successful Farming Magazine was recognized by the Magazine Industry Association as America’s “Best Personal Advice Column of 2014.”
Andy is real and genuine. Drawing on his own personal past and years of professional experience, he cuts through the fog and gets right at the real issues. His candid way of making the “main things the main things” is practical, humbling, and refreshing. His use of real-life accounts as parables intertwines anecdotal examples to identify with and recognize the simple actionable steps for change.
Statistics show an overwhelming decline in the number of family farms and family businesses. What Andy shines the spotlight on is the “family” part of this decline. Economics of farming and small business are a common scape goat for the decline, but the “family” part of that decline in our culture is probably the greatest contributor.
Farming together with your family are some of the best days of your life! But the unseen universal “me” factor between generations, partners, and siblings can drown out even the best days and make the farm feel like hell on earth. In Stubborn, Andy brings from his experience some new, unique and practical practices to turn the “me” into “we.” Implementing the Monday Morning Meeting, the Boot Journal, time as a commodity, 1 at you 3 at me, and the 5 fingered approach have been game changers for our family’s work culture.
Stubborn is engaging and challenging. By the end of the book, you get to shed off the things you think are holding you back and realize that the change begins with you. While the weight of farming is real, Stubborn recognizes that, yet keeps it in its place. Title, size, dollars, names, and legacy mean nothing to a family farm if your family or the farm is sacrificed for it. Start the change with you. Be stubborn in the right ways. Don’t let stubbornness keep you from the true joys of farming as a family.
Jeff Smoke - Washington State farmer