My gosh, I’ve seen it all and heard it all. I’ve also recognized years of my own strengths and weaknesses and have used 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 […]
As a business owner, I always felt it was necessary to look over my shoulder, wondering what will get in the way next. Always asking myself what will be the next obstacle I will face. I asked myself this question repeatedly when I was the young entrepreneur. Encountering obstacles is one thing we all have […]
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, […]
Introduction – The End Game If you look hard at the business practices of the most successful companies, the elite 5% of all small businesses, you will find 4 general competencies. This is not a tale of just landscape companies, it is the story of all companies that started small and became billion dollar firms. […]
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.