I was very fortunate 9 years ago to meet and begin a working relationship with a man by the name of David Sumrall. It is his life's passion to study human communication and interaction and has spent the last 20 years in teaching people how to communicate, teach, lead, manage, motivate and supervise employees. I have learned a lot from him but one of the most important things I have learned from him is that in order to manage people to get great results you must treat them with respect, give them the tools they need to do the job and most important of all focus on the things you have in common and not the things that divide us.
I would love to see this magazine write an article talking about the similarities that Hispanics have with Black, Anglo, Asian, Portuguese, Dutch or any other group of people that we employ on our farms and how at the end of the day people, no matter where they come from, all want the same things.
Executive Vice President & COO
Dairy Production Systems