Michael L. Gooch - About The Author
Michael L. Gooch, SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) is the Corporate Director of Human Resources for Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, a fortune 500 company and the nation's largest poultry company. Pilgrim's Pride is consistently recognized on Fortune's list of "America's Most Admired Companies."
Prior to this, he worked in a variety of human resources positions at several locations for ConAgra Foods. Mr. Gooch has also held managerial positions in Ladish Company, Armco Steel, Morton, Del Monte USA, RJR, Tiffany Furniture and Prescolite. In addition to operating an independent consulting practice, Mr. Gooch previously held a consulting position for Traveler's Insurance.
Through the years, Mr. Gooch has won numerous eminent industry and governmental awards in leadership, teamwork, and safety. Mr. Gooch has authored newsletter articles on a variety of management topics and is the author of the book Wingtips with Spurs in the Lessons from the Ranch series.
Time not devoted to human resources management is spent on his 500 acre ranch raising registered Angus beef cattle.
Wingtips With Spurs: Cowboy Wisdom For Today's Business Leaders
Review from Multi-Media Productions, Inc. — The lure of the open plain, boots, chaps and cowboy hats makes us think of a different and better way of life. The cowboy code of honor is an image that is alive and well in our hearts and minds, and its wisdom is timeless.
Using ranch based stories, author Michael Gooch, a ranch owner, tells us how to apply cowboy wisdom to our everyday management challenges. Serving up straight forward, practical advice, the book deals with issues of dealing with conflict, strategic thinking, ethics, having fun at work, hiring and firing, building strong teams, and knowing when to run from trouble.
A unique (and fun!) approach to management training, Wingtips with Spurs is a must read whether you are new to management or a grizzled veteran. Read more reviews.
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Organizations do not need another speech about how to manage people. The definitive speeches on this topic have been delivered. Managers are now wise, caring leaders, focused on the needs of the workers which in turn drive the organizational success to levels never before imagined. Employees are extremely satisfied in their jobs, turnover is a thing of the past, the focus is on excellence, not money and everyone whistles while they work.
If you believe the above paragraph is true, then engaging Michael Gooch to speak to your organization is a waste of your time. But if you believe that we do need a NEW approach, a different point of view and straight-forward advice, then Michael can help you obtain what you have been seeking.
His 30 plus years of work experience whereby he rose from the lowest-paid laborer position to corporate human resources director of the nation's largest commodity company, combined with his years of successfully operating a beef cattle ranch, places Michael in a unique position to apply the wisdom of the cowboy code to the field of management.
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