Mind Your Farm Business — Ep. 96: Boosting farm leadership through improving your "inner game"


Becoming an effective leader of any team begins with first taking charge of yourself. Leadership of self, says Mark Gasparotto, is a necessary step before being truly ready and able to lead others, whether on the farm or elsewhere in life.

Gasparotto, founder of The Gasparotto Group and former Canadian military commander, says potential leaders need to learn and understand key aspects of themselves, including their “why” of doing what they do, how they think and process information, and how they take action or execute on a task.

Yes, some jobs or roles require leadership as a task, but what Gasparotto is talking about is more than that, and that everyone has the capacity for leadership, even if it looks different in different situations.

Gasparotto shares how some hard lessons early in his career challenged him to want to learn more about leadership, and how humility, an open mind, and a willingness to accept criticism can lead to becoming a great leader.

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