I’m not going to talk about backs or cars and proper alignment. Instead, in this “Best Of” episode I’m sharing my 2016 talk with George and Mollie. They’re employees at Menlo Innovations in Ann Arbor and talk about a variety of subjects. The one that stood out to me was the importance of aligning your policies and practices with your vision and purpose.
Tabitha Mason, Managing Partner Cornman Farms – was venue manager when I recorded her. She gets into how she came into the Zingerman’s family and how her husband’s sudden job loss helped them to see the benefits of Open Book Management.
In the first episode we learned that Kieron Hales, Managing Partner of Cornman Farms, is multi-talented and is moved to creating a family. He intentionally looks to garner the input of his team through lean and open book practices. This week we look at the results of this inspiration and intentionality. The biggest lesson, he didn’t know anything when he started and failure is the best way to move the company forward.
Listen into the end of my conversation with Kieron and I’ll catch you on the other side.
In this episode Kieron Hales, Managing Partner of Cornman Farms, will go into more of the philosophies of running an event space and working farm. It’s cool to hear his passion to run a purpose, people, profit driven business that equals his passion for food.
At 13, Kieron Hales was a classically trained bassoonist and on his way to chef school and apprenticeship in London. He would go on to serve the Queen, 3 US Presidents, and live in 27 countries. After all that he finds himself managing partner (owner) of Cornman Farms, the Zingerman’s Catering and Event Space located near Ann Arbor, MI.