Because you are a small business – hire people who are achievement driven, who have your drive to get things done. Second expand how you see the company and make it a force in the local community. One or two small projects you can showcase is essential to grab the attention of the 20-30 population. Last – look for attitude, not skills. You can train skills, attitude is a long term project. Hire people that will appreciate what they learn. If you can’t keep them, and you won’t keep the good ones – they will become competitors, establish a reputation for growing great landscapers. One last thought – where are you on employee ownership? What if you had a reputation for giving great employees a piece of the action. Might the good ones stay?
Writing this series is finally going to allow me to share everything I learned about management over more than three decades consulting, and holding every imaginable executive position at both large and small companies, including in the landscape industry.
Here is why, I get to be challenged just as much as I get to challenge others. Most importantly, I get to grow personally, professionally and financially for my efforts. My boss is a huge part of my success and for that I am appreciative. Here is why my boss is better than your boss: […]