If you are like me, you see the year as a circle ending and beginning on December 31/January 1. And each year at this time, my horse sense is to take stock of the herd to see what we have and where they might take us in the coming year. In years past, with a full barn and limited tools in my tool shed, this process occupied most of my down time in December and January. And, in all honesty, our tools, check-box evaluation forms and limited training resources, made assessing needs and producing real change in our “herd”, incredibly challenging and time consuming. With this experience ingrained, the seed was planted to develop tools for clubs to change the dynamic and turn this exercise into a process that produced real results – Paisano Performance Partners or PPP.
And speaking of taking stock, is anyone besides me in awe of the potential but keenly aware of the challenges presented by this next generation of “stars” coming into the workforce? The task of attracting and developing these folks into the club environment has never been bigger. But the crux of the issue is this, the old way of doing things is not going to cut it with Millennials. Their expectations and visual upbringing will require new tools and a different kind of coaching to produce results.
These new Ponies are a well-educated bunch, many with a knot in their tail, so we hope we can offer you some tools to add to your tool shed. Thankfully, vision and technology converge to allow us to offer incredible, cloud-based resources for managing this new staff to be bigger and better than ever! Cloud-based so that our tools are available 24/7/365, wherever they happen to be AND to take advantage of technology to deliver the message in a language they understand.
If your year has come full circle and it’s time to take stock of your herd, I hope this edition of Horse Sense – our quarterly newsletter offering tools and tips from industry experts, can plant some seeds for future success. Now the question is, what kind of ground are we trying to sew these seeds in? You’ll have to be the judge of that.
As a convenience I am also including links to all of our resources with an invitation to explore at your leisure and call us if we can help you pursue your goals this year.