No one becomes a great manager overnight. It takes work. David Kohl, professor of agricultural and applied economics at Virginia Tech, lists the following best-management practices that all managers need to master in order to succeed.


  • People management.
  • Marketing/risk management.
  • Cutting edge production management.
    *Professional advisor teams.
  • Good financial and management systems.
  • Short and long-term decision planning.
  • Strategic alliances and customer service.
  • Time management.
  • Support/involvement of your spouse.
  • Time to exercise your body, mind and spirit.