The editors of Farm Equipment  and related dealer properties have announced that Floyd Jerkins, Jerkins Creative Consulting (JCC), Benton, Ill., will provide the keynote presentation to attendees of the 2015 Dealership Minds Summit. The presentation will focus on “Leadership in Practice: The Solution to Addressing the ‘Readiness Crisis.’”

Working with hundreds of machinery dealers throughout his career, Jerkins has seen transitions at their best, and at their worst. In this special keynote presentation, Jerkins explains the “Management Readiness Void” that dealers are facing and sets a forth a challenge of solving it through leadership development, which requires eager and interested teachers — and pupils.

Drawing upon the best examples and the fundamental truths he and his team of specialists have seen in dealerships, Jerkins defines what leadership means and what it looks and feels like while also sharing practical advice for both the senior, and successor, generation. 

Since 1991, JCC and its team of consultants (with real-world dealership experience) have specialized in business solutions consulting, training and peer-groups facilitation for farm equipment dealers of various sizes. Expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, dealership assessment, aftermarket development, strategic planning, financial management, manufacturer relations, sales management, customer service training, marketing and more. For more information, see

About the 2015 Dealership Minds Summit: The once-every-two-years event will be held January 13-14, 2015 at the Historic Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. Limited seating is available. For more info and to register (Early Bird Deadline: 10-15-14), click