What’s Your Secret Sauce for Growth?

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Last week I met with Teddy Russell and Hugh Cooper, the core leadership team that runs the Russell Landscape Group. They shared with me their secret sauce for growth. We were preparing for our upcoming 2 day educational event at their place (you are invited); and they elaborated on what makes them successful (see below). …

Who is supporting you?

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Behind all effective owners and CEOs there is a competent second-in-command (or multiple seconds in command) who frees up the owner’s time, so the owner can focus on his or her unique skill. This allows the owner to shine, have joy, and drive their company forward…with contagious energy. The key to an effective second-in-command is …

What does it take to run a $30+ million company?

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Meet Teddy Russell, who with a strong vision for the future, leads his company (Russell Landscape Group) towards growth and sustainability. Together with Hugh Cooper, the company’s COO (both pictured below), he runs the largest landscape firm in GA. At our January workshop, “Effective CEO/COO Partnerships,” they will share how they collaborate as CEO and …

You Can’t Have Clients For Life

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Every year we prune our large hedge, a Corkscrew Willow and our large Oakleaf Hydrangea. If we don’t, they get out of control. Your business thrives and grows just like a garden, and it needs the same care and attention. If you don’t prune your business (of bad-fit employees and clients) you will end up …

Join us Tuesday for free webinar on building a leadership super team

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Learn how to build a Super Leadership Team with special guest, Jason Craven, CEO, Southern Botanical, Dallas, TX. Join Jeffrey Scott this Tuesday 10/9 as he dialogues with one of our industry’s shining stars! Learn from the best and brightest. Go here to sign up. If you join us live, you will get to ask …

Registration Is Now Open

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“EFFECTIVE CEO/COO(GM) PARTNERSHIPS: The Power Of Collaborative Leadership” – in Atlanta this January. Jeffrey Scott is partnering with Teddy Russell and The Russell Landscape Group (the largest landscape firm in Georgia, with branches in FL, TN and SC) to put on this innovative 2-day learning experience that will include a workshop and in depth facility …

It’s time to get off the roller coaster

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This past week I spoke to almost 40 clients—there is a general theme of personnel and recruiting craziness in the air. It is the economy and the macro trends in the work place. If you are feeling it…You are not alone! But how you choose to deal with these ups and downs is totally in …

Act Like You Have Won The Lottery

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As an owner of a successful landscape company you have won the lottery. My good friend Barry Schneider (Surrounds, in Virginia) has told me this many times. But ironically, many business owners don’t cash the ticket, meaning they don’t maximize the value of their investment, and they don’t enjoy their good fortune. So how do …

Fear of Confrontation

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Over the years I hear from owners that they are afraid to confront their employees (for poor behavior) because they fear they will offend and push out that employee, and they fear they won’t be able to replace that employee. This fear is illogical and self sabotaging. Can you imagine any relationship worth having, where …