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A. I sit on a different board as well that is based out of Seattle — Paccar, the manufacturer of Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF trucks — and each of these instances — and I think I mentioned this with somebody — you have a cadence for every business. There’s a cadence for the schedules of every business and there’s a prioritization certainly that I go through depending on what time of the year it is, what the business priorities are and so balancing it; first you’re scheduling the different activities involved with each of these companies and with different, I guess, elements of what you’re responsibilities are. And then gas bijoux discount code you know after awhile you know what you need to focus in on to deliver the results that you are expected to deliver. … I balance it because I have a lot of trust in the teams I work with in both instances. The Clearwater board — Linda Massman is the CEO, I think she’s got a strong management team and she’s a strong leader and then the board I think is strong. So you’re working as a team and I’ve taken a leadership position there. Same thing here where I’ve got a very strong team so the balance really comes from understanding where you are in the year and empowering and expecting that your teammates are going to be delivering the results with you.

A. Those are a privilege, I think. I’m still involved at Iowa State — I’m on the board there for the College of Business — I’m still involved with Columbia, I’m involved with the United Way — the times that I’m involved with those things is a privilege. The gas 2015 United Way has such a significant impact in the community. It’s part of the cultural aspect I think of Land O’ Lakes and Minnesota and Minneapolis especially has seen a lot senior leaders involved in various charitable organizations and I think it’s one of the things that makes a community strong. It’s one of the things that attracted me to Land O’ Lakes; the involvement in the community ,the development of stronger communities everywhere we do business I think is important. How do you balance? Well, I think it it’s a priority in your life, if it’s something you have a passion for, then you simply make the time and I think that certainly is the case for me I think gas leak in car in each of these volunteer organizations that I’m involved with. I have a passion for that work and, to me, I think it’s a privilege to be involved with them.

A. That’s a great question because the first 10 years of your career, I think, you are building your career and who you are as a professional and what really interests you. That was certainly the first 10 years of my career. After that, I made connections in various places whether they were consulting firms or people I’ve worked with or wherever. In each instance where I’ve made a change, I either received a call from a recruiter or from a company (asking) me would I be interested in having a conversation with them about a particular role. Sometimes I think, ‘No, I’m not.’ Other times, I really have followed a process and that is that I listen to what the opportunity is. I then balance what the impact would be from an experience perspective from whether I could have gas monkey an impact, whether I thought the industry was good, whether the team was a team that I wanted to work with, whether it was the right time for my family — I mean there are a lot of factors. Each time, I was pretty certain after going through the exercise — and by the gas x dosage pregnancy way, a couple of times I thought to myself, “I’m not going to do this,” and then I got in and I spoke with somebody and then I looked at it and thought, “Actually, I think this would be a great industry to be in,” or, “I could really make a difference,” or, “It’s important work,” or, “I like the team.” There are a variety of factors leading into it. So I’m pretty certain after going through a pretty thorough review of what the option were that it was the right time to make the move.”

A. Well, I often say the best piece advice I received/best mentor was my mom. She would say to me, ‘I can’t read your mind.’ I was number five of eight — ‘so if you want something, ask for it.’ I think that’s pretty good advice. I recall that frequently. Another time … we were delivering a meal to a family, it was around Thanksgiving and I thought, ‘Boy, it’s not like we’re sitting here super wealthy. What are we doing here? What’s this about?’ She was very clear, she said, ‘Do you understand how much you have, how much you’ve been given and what your responsibilities are?’ And, ‘Don’t disappoint me.’ Mom’s a pretty clear messenger. Those kinds of very solid expectations and certainly no kind gas 93 octane of belief from my mother of my father that I couldn’t achieve what I worked hard for, I think those are good pieces of advice. … I think those pieces of advice have served me well in business, have served me well in life and I think if you want something ask for it and work hard to get it. I think that’s been solid advice for me.”