A self-reliant team is essential for a company to exist and thrive. For a company to be successful, it must have people who buy in the company’s Purpose. TEAM members at all levels need to feel and act like owners. TEAM members must continually set goals individually and always work in alignment with the company’s […]
For those who don’t know or really understand company culture, take it from me, real innovation will starts with your company culture. Your shared values will help your business grow while stale company culture can sink you entirely. Your company culture can change in subtle ways over time but there are many ways to keep […]
As we enter the spring landscape season, we all think about staffing, employee recruitment, and employee retention. These are all significant areas of running a successful landscaping business. Recently I had the pleasure of sitting with the TEAM members of a new client of ours and was astounded by the tenure of his employees. What […]
My gosh, I’ve seen it all and heard it all. I’ve also recognized years of my own strengths and weaknesses and have use that knowledge to learn and grow every day. I often challenge myself to think about what kind of leader I am as I interact with people. I believe this is a question […]
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?