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Arlin Sorensen

I am just a plain old Iowa farm boy who loves technology. Fortunately I have been blessed with a job of putting the two together, living here on the farm and leading our companies in the Heartland family - HTG, HLG, Varvid and HTS Ag. The real fun is the learning shared with peers through HTG Peer Groups.

Peer Power Blog
February 15th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
DENVER, CO (January 23, 2017) – Pax8, the leading value-added cloud distributor, today announced that Jennifer Bodell has joined the company as director of Emerging Channel. In this role, Bodell will be responsible for the strategic direction and go-to-market efforts of the company’s - Read More
January 9th, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Harlan, Iowa, January 9, 2017 –  HTG’s Laurie Sorensen takes on an additional title this year. She is now serving as a LifePlan facilitator in the HTG community. In this new role, Laurie works with individuals and couples to provide a one-on-one experience to develop a system - Read More
January 3rd, 2017 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
In my first post in this series on navigating change, I shared the history of the business model transformations that the IT industry has seen over the past few decades.   I predicted that our ever evolving industry will continue to change but will do so faster and faster. While we have - Read More
December 29th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
It’s that time of the year when we pull out the crystal ball and look forward.  2016 is pretty well in the books.  For the most part, outside of certain industries, it has been a good business year.  There were some outliers like oil and gas, and agriculture to name a couple of - Read More
December 27th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Well, it’s almost over…my 60th year of life. My three daughters, three sons-in-law, and nine grandchildren threw a weekend-long birthday party for me at a church camp the girls attended when they were young.  What a joy-filled celebration! The Olympic-themed event opened with - Read More
December 15th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
In this series we have been examining how to build an accountable culture.  This final post will focus on a myth around accountability and transforming our mindset to help get to motivation. One of the biggest myths surrounding accountability is that people do not want to do something and that - Read More
December 14th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
If you prefer a PhD, move right ahead and generate this, but don’t presume it’s really an assurance of an academic job. Empower them to understand you’ve got intelligence and practices. Actually creating this it’s near impossible along with a catchy career. Your present job - Read More
December 8th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Got results?  If not, a lack of accountability may be part of the reason.  Accountability and execution are interlinked.  Without accountability, execution tends to lag. In this blog series we are examining several ways to build an accountable culture.  The first post in the - Read More
December 8th, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
A superb school composition is regularly created informal language. It is predicated on an fascinating issue. A brilliant faculty essay has to be rich in powerful propositions and facts. A credible college composition must steer free from argument. Sadly, composing an excellent school essay isn - Read More
December 2nd, 2016 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
Accountability is a buzz word in the workplace.  Everyone knows that it is important, and most would voice a desire to cultivate a culture of accountability. These are valid desires.  High performance teams have engaged employees who have high trust in one another and in the organization - Read More