Farm Table says:
This fact sheet produced by Maryland Co-operative Extension looks at Leadership and Management of Farm Businesses.
It opens with a quote from Anon:
“Efficient management without effective leadership is like trying to straighten deck chairs on the Titanic”
In most farm operations a single owner/operator must carry out the responsibilities of both leadership and management. However, it is still useful for farmers to distinguish between the two roles.
The key sections include:
- diagram showing the many areas that leadership and management skills are applicable
- diagram showing the important tools for effective leadership and management
- diagram showing characteristics of leaders and managers
In conclusion, the successful farmers of the future will possess both leadership and management skills.