Heart is about caring. Demonstrating service, not just proclaiming it. Companies cannot be GREAT when only one side wins, everybody needs to benefit. Heart means looking out for our brothers and sisters, building a team that is greater than the sum of its parts. Hustle is all about hard work, and a desire to get better every single day. Going the extra mile. Leaving it all on the field. Serving our partners. Manufacturing may not be “sexy,” but we love it, and it is still a cornerstone of this great country. Heart & Hustle is the corporate blog of LM Foods. Where Loyalty Matters.
July 7, 2017

The Chase for 1,000 Stories

My 2016 year end board meeting started a useful & fun exercise:  Building a story through pictures.  The best kind of story……the true variety.  Of People.  People Winning.  Celebrating.  Learning.   So on a week off I went through the fun project of looking at LM Foods’ Quarter 2.  So much went on in Q2, but to name a few…. […]
February 14, 2017

Board Meetings: What Picture Are YOU Painting?

Board Meetings. The thought alone can create a degree of stress.  A business’s Board plays an invaluable role in governance, oversight and accountability.  A good board always looks out for its shareholders.  A GREAT board goes beyond that, they have a vested interest in STAKEHOLDERS as well.  Customers.  Suppliers.  Employees.  Community.  Lenders.  But it’s the responsibility of the management team to […]
July 13, 2016

Relationships: If They End, Should They Ever Begin Again?

It happens in business:  Relationship sometimes end.  It could be relationships with…. Customers Suppliers Employees It can happen for many reasons.  Economic?  Price too high.  Salary not high enough?  Requirements/”ease” of doing business is becoming unbearable.  Countless reasons. I’ve always been fascinated with Employee relationships. People are what define every company and the culture within it.  I’m often confronted with employees […]
April 1, 2016

April Fool’s Day: Laughter Matters!

April 1st.  April Fools’ Day.  A day set aside for doing harmless pranks or jokes on your friends, co-workers, etc.  The outcome of said prank?  Laughter. A great prank is a display of creativity.  Stress.  Laughter.  In many ways, it’s a show of trust, that we can play a joke on a co-worker and they won’t take it too seriously, and […]
July 13, 2015

Interviewing: Finding The Values Match

Finding great talent, otherwise known as “hiring right” is a big challenge for businesses of all sizes.  LM Foods is no different. What is different is that we are tinkering with new methods to increase our overall success rate.  One thing that has made a difference?  Increasing the pool of available candidates.  We started using Indeed.     It became […]