Monthly Archive March 31, 2022


Day 9 – Conduit 365

“The distinctive competence of an organization is more than what it can do; it is what it can do particularly well.”

 – Kenneth R. Andrews



Day 8 – Conduit 365

Work with your advisors and consultants, not against them. Always remember that you and your advisors and consultants have the similar goals.


Day 7 – Conduit 365

Clarity and simplicity of your message are key. Avoid jargon, cliches, and euphemisms.  If you are an engineering firm, your message should be “translated” into simple English. 


The Farm Bill: Can it bring us together in 2023?

The Farm Bill:  Can it bring us together in 2023?

Standing alone as one of the last remaining legacies of great legislation, setting agriculture and related activity for five years and affects every American, is the Farm Bill.  We hear the name, we know the players who engage in the legislative trading, and how it remains one of the last bipartisan activities that Congress comes together to pass.  But given our current political climate, can we keep it that way in 2023?

At Conduit Government Relations, we understand the Farm Bill represents a significant opportunity to reset our politics and the nation’s priorities.  We look forward to working with our rural and urban brothers and sisters to educate each other on our ways and norms, to show how we can, and do, invest in each other through the many Farm Bill programs.  As we at Conduit look forward to assisting on the 2023 Farm Bill, we are grateful for the opportunity to once again work on this legislation to make a difference for so many.


Day 6 – Conduit 365

“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listen carefully. Most people never listen.”

– Ernest Hemmingway

Hemmingway's Typewriter

Ernest Hemmingway’s typewriter from his home (now a museum) in Havana, Cuba


Day 5 of Conduit 365

Be the best-dressed person you will meet today.

Do not overdress, and do not overwhelm with flamboyant splendor. Your dress your signal success, professionalism, confidence, attention to detail, and sensitivity.

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Although not about fashion, this TikTok by Neal Foard touches slightly on the importance of dressing for the job.

@nealfoard A lot of people want power but don’t know the best use for it. #fyp #storytime #tiktokstories #love #work #leadership #kindness ♬ original sound – Neal Foard



Day 4

Ask people in your community for their ideas, and use them.

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Day 3

“Never mistake motion for action.”
Ernest Hemmingway


Ernest Hemmingway's Home in Cuba

The living room of Ernest Hemmingway’s home in Havana, Cuba.


Day 2

“Always taste the wine before a wine tasting.”

All details are important:

  • A pilot always performs an exhaustive pre-flight checklist
  • Always check your microphone before giving a speech.
  • Always precall plan a sales call.
  • A Broadway play is always rehearsed.




Day 1

Day 1

Today’s post on improving your Government Relations efforts:

Make a commitment to writing one “thank you” note per week to anybody you can think of.

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