The Necessity of Sharp Left Turns coaching food safety culture human skills leadership mindset team dynamics Jul 28, 2023

Sometimes in leadership roles, we need to be able to pivot and change direction. That’s especially true when we work in the food industry!  The question is: how exactly do we regroup and change our mindset and attitude to ensure success?  It’s simple -by changing our questions, we can change our mindset, and get on the right path.   Learn how to change your questions and become a better leader as we talk with our special guest, Christine Alvarado!  

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Live from IAFP 2023! conferences continuous learning leadership networking Jul 20, 2023

We’re at IAFP 2023!  Join us as we share what we’ve learned and noticed about developing food safety professionals, food safety culture, and more!  

Learn more in THIS episode of Real Talk Food Safety with Tia & Jill.

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What “Economic Slowdown” Means for FSQ Leaders business partner economy financial leadership Jul 12, 2023

Fluctuations in markets are normal, yet economic slowdowns can feel disruptive.  Uncertainty ripples through the organization touching everyone, no matter their role.  There’s a heightened focus on budgets - often budget cuts or freezes - that lead people to wonder about safety in their positions.  Everyone is doing even more with even less. Join us to talk about steps and approaches you can take as leaders in Food Safety and Quality to navigate the uncertainty that comes...

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The Life-Long Journey of Leadership developing people human skills leadership Jul 12, 2023

Being incredibly intelligent, focused, and warm-hearted is only part of the reason Kelly Gartner, the VP of Food Safety & Quality at Bell & Evans, has earned the industry’s respect.  Her calming presence and brilliant leadership have cascaded through her team and others.  Join us to learn how she brings this magnetic inspiration and energy to everyone she encounters!

Learn more in THIS episode of Real Talk Food Safety with Tia & Jill.

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Setting People Up for Success with the Right Tools Jun 16, 2023

Setting people up for success is a leader’s job.  Whether that’s getting the right computer and software access or ensuring PPE is protective and comfortable.   How often do we stop and ask our team members if they have the right tools for their job?  Are the tools effective? Are people happy?  Jim Miller of Saldesia has been helping leaders lean into having the right tools for their team.  Join us to talk about tools, success, and culture come together!

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Quality Monitoring Programs and the Power of Managing Expectations business partner expectations food industry quality supply management Jun 08, 2023

Food safety gets a lot of attention as a “must have” product attribute, yet it’s only one aspect of product acceptability.  What about all the other aspects of products that are critical to consumer acceptance? And how do you manage quality if food safety is still a struggle?   Gillian Dagan of Food Improved Consulting has been answering these questions, and more, for years.  Join us as we dive into designing quality monitoring programs, identifying meaningful...

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How to Write Your Leadership Story influence leadership storytelling values May 31, 2023

We move throughout each day creating stories, replaying stories, and disputing stories that our minds have weaved and created about situations and people. As food safety and quality leaders, what stories do we have about who we are, how we lead, and our purpose?  How do these influence and shape our relationships and outcomes?  Join us with our special guest, Tirzah Lewis as we explore how the power of coaching can change the stories we tell, the lives we live, and the people we...

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5 Ways to Deal with a Bad Boss leadership managing up powerful conversations technical leadership May 25, 2023

We all know people leave bosses, not companies.  While we may say it’s due to a bad boss, there’s often a host of factors to explore to understand the relationship dynamic, especially in food safety and quality.  Join us this week as we dive into five ways to deal with a bad boss.  

Learn more in THIS episode of Real Talk Food Safety with Tia & Jill.

 

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Food Safety Stories from Portland bettertogether food industry powerful conversations May 12, 2023

Last week we had the opportunity to be at the Farm to Label event in Portland. We met incredible people, heard some fantastic stories, and learned some lessons. Join us to recap food safety lessons from Portland that are important to food businesses and leaders.

Learn more in THIS episode of Real Talk Food Safety with Tia & Jill.

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Is responsibility the same as authority in FSQ? food safety culture leadership technical leadership May 06, 2023

A cornerstone of food safety is that employees have permission to act in the best interest of public health.  Even though we’ve all been trained to say, “we can stop the line”, there are other aspects of food safety that require the same level of authority yet authority isn’t always given.  What happens when you find yourself or your technical team (aka food safety team) in a position of responsibility without authority, or limited authority, to act in the...

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Transitioning from Technical to Leadership in Food Safety and Quality business partner developing people food safety culture leadership technical leadership Apr 26, 2023

On the career journey through food safety and quality, after gaining experience, people often to transition to formal leadership roles.  Some people thrive, and some don’t.  Transitioning from individual contributor to manager isn’t always as easy as it seems.  Learn the secrets of success from Dr. Michael Wood!

Learn more in THIS Real Talk Food Safety episode with Tia & Jill.

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How to Build Belonging to Improve Food Safety Culture belonging food safety culture team dynamics Apr 19, 2023

Ensuring food safety culture is inclusive, proactive and people-focused takes intention.  It’s about building relationships and spaces that encourage people to bring their whole-selves to work.  That’s the magic that makes food safety culture!  Whether you’re just starting or you’re immersed in building safe spaces, you won’t want to miss  the three pillars of belonging and how individuals, teams and organizations each play a role.  ...

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