One of the many, many benefits of growing as a leader through Virginia’s premier adult leadership agriculture program, VALOR, is the ability to complete and analyze personal assessments such as the Myers-Briggs, and most recently, the EQ-i 2.0. The EQ-i assessment, as defined by MHS Assessments, “measures emotional intelligence (EI)…“a set of emotional and social… Continue reading Leadership in the Emotional Realm
VALOR is not just fun and games. Sure, we travel to exciting destinations and meet with dynamic people in order to gain a better working knowledge and understanding of the many facets connected to the agriculture industry in Virginia. But....there are also.... tests. (and homework too, for that matter) Not just easy little true/false quizzes --… Continue reading Do you EQ?
A cotton engine commonly referred to as a "cotton gin" patented by Eli Whitney in 1794 revolutionized cotton production. Having just had an opportunity to "gin" some cotton by hand I have a new appreciation for the significance of Mr. Whitney's cotton gin. Having grown up in Southwest Virginia I have never had an opportunity… Continue reading Cotton Engine