Making Internal Promotions Stick

Too often our internal promotions fail: we need more supervisors or managers, and therefore we promote someone from an area where they are really good (doing the work, or selling the work), to an area where they are much less skilled (managing the work). There is a...

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Why Do Strategic Planning in the Summer?

Why Do Strategic Planning in the Summer?

Not many landscape and green industry companies are taking the time to do strategic planning now. They think of it as a winter activity. That's a mistake. The year is nearly half over, and finishing strong through the second half of the year will determine your...

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Are You The Pebble, Or The Ripple?

Are You The Pebble, Or The Ripple?

This past week I have been visiting Holland with my Dutch wife and son, for my Mother-in-law’s 90th birthday celebration. Holland is a beautiful mixture of old tradition and constant innovation. It is the perfect recipe for running a successful company: Stay true to...

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