Once you start developing your own talent, there are rules for leading and managing people. The following sums up my experience leading people, plus growing several companies.
I left corporate consulting many years ago to focus on the engine of the American economy—the small business. The statistic that defined my decision was 90 percent of all new jobs were created by just 5 percent. These companies were very small—under 20 employees—and could overcome the odds to achieve exponential growth. I was hooked; it became my obsession.
Sometimes the best ideas result from an innocent question. In a recent conversation with Gregg Wartgow at Green Industry Pros magazine he discussed their vision for the publication. They want to be the resource for the aspiring landscape companies under a million in revenue that want to grow. This represents 80% of all landscape companies, […]
One commonality that I’ve noticed among the many companies I interact with is that what is important in business is really not important. What I mean is; many business owners simply focus on what’s is in front of them and that is often the next sale not the ‘big picture’. Personally and professionally, I […]
Albert Einstein has it right with his famous quote’ Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. At the best-of-times the average person is exposed to copious amounts of information, data and complexity on a day-to-day basis. We are deluged with information from our employee, bosses, co-workers, social media channels, our smartphones, […]