Oct. 16 2017
As ridiculous as that may sound, when it comes to having a balance of the right kind of team members, far too many businesses and organizations make the same mistake. In other words, they have the wrong ...
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Sept. 15 2017
Let’s talk about how you can get your green industry leadership team to break down some barriers and connect with each other ...
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Aug. 15 2017
Here’s what happened recently in the office of a landscaping company. One team member had the nasty habit of making clicking noises with his mouth while performing administrative duties. This proved ...
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July 15 2017
In other words, the power of people working together as a team multiplies the amount of work done by individuals. If this is true (and it is), the question you should be asking yourself is, “How ...
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May 15 2017
Your green-industry company is only as valuable as the people you employ. The question I have for you is, “How valuable are you allowing them to be?” You are probably familiar with what the ...
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April 15 2017
It has been said that all organizations have some degree of dysfunction. When you stop to consider the jigsaw puzzle of people who are brought together to work for the same company, it is easy to understand ...
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June 15 2015
If you’ve decided that it’s time for your kids to take over the family business, there’s more to it than simply handing them the keys. You need to have a succession plan. We can’t ...
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May 15 2015
"There just aren’t enough hours in the day for everything I have to do!” Haven’t we all said that at one time or another? If you’re involved in the green industry in any sort of ...
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March 16 2015
Time and time again, I hear from my green industry clients about the challenge of having crystal clear communication with their foremen, supervisors and employees. What they thought was communicated ...
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Oct. 15 2014
Do you know someone who is very comfortable doing a job that has no leadership dimension, even though you just know they will thrive as a leader? Many of them have a condition that is sometimes referred ...
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Oct. 14 2013
I had to make a change in myself and in the organization. I began to focus on our company and why we do what we do. Was it for money? Was it just for the paycheck? Perhaps yes, but there had to be more ...
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Oct. 14 2013
Talk about a woman in a man’s world, Judy Altmaier is the epitome of that. It’s one thing for women to hold executive positions, and more are reaching the top rung, but you won’t find ...
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April 16 2013
When his school day was finished and on Saturdays, young Glenn Jacobsen would work with his father. Jacobsen senior worked at an electric company and in a tree care business on a part-time basis. “As ...
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July 18 2009
In the face of economic stress, people react in different ways. Some hunker down, count their dollars, and do everything they can to hold onto what they have. Others do more; they look for opportunities
Jan. 16 2012
With a new year upon us, and hopefully a reenergized team and a solid strategic plan in place, how can we increase our chances for success? Focus, coordination and collaboration on mission-critical processes ...
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