I passed a Mud Farm the other day. At first I wasn’t sure of what grew on a Mud Farm, but the sign with the huge truck splashing in the mud helped me to understand. I’ve never been mudding, I’ve never seen others go mudding, and I really don’t plan to go mudding … ever. But I did wonder if those who do go mudding feel successful if they find the “muddiest” area on the farm. I assume that the “muddiest” area is the ultimate goal of mudding. In training situations, we should also seek the “muddiest” area, that skill, concept, or behavior that others can’t clearly understand. And we should seek immediate feedback from participants to find this area and address it. At etc Strategies, we believe that by creating a training environment where finding the “muddiest” area is part of the learning process, participants will learn, grow, and develop more effectively.