Q: My boss goes over the basics time and time again. We go over basic pig treatments, basic artificial insemination, basic feeding, basic animal handling and other simple things all the time. It makes us feel like brand-new employees; why this continuous review?
A: A story often told about legendary Green Bay Packers’ coach Vince Lombardi is that after his first disappointing year as coach, he began the following year’s training camp by calling all of the players together. He then held up a football and said, “Gentlemen, this is a football.” Next, he proceeded to tell them everything about the football — how it was made, why it was shaped the way that it was, the history of the game and the fundamentals of every single position.
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