Category Archives: Leadership

How Would Your Clients Describe Working With Your Firm?

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As a company grows larger, sometimes the clients suffer. We all know that successful owners rely on their people, their systems and a great culture to hold everything together. But is that enough? As your company scales, who is truly looking out for the clients’ best interest? Sometimes clients get lost in the shuffle when …

Is Your Landscape Company Financially Accountable?

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Financial accountability doesn’t need to be a bad word. The definition of accountability means to calculate or give an accounting of. With good people on board, you merely need a process for  taking an account of the situation, then making decisions based on that. In the past week I have worked with three different landscape …

Become Your Employees Favorite Radio Station

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Over the past two months, I have been coaching leaders on how to inoculate themselves from the predictable bad news. Your employees need the same. If you have watched my videos you have heard me talk about becoming a radio station  for your employees. They hear so much bad and confusing news…they need a constant source …

Thriving In A Crisis: Free Webinar

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How well are you steering your company through this crisis? It has forced us all into immediate, relentless action. You have to work harder than ever before just to stay in place, and/or not lose too much ground. You are not alone. Here is how I can help you, with this free webinar, this Thursday, …

Innovative Leadership During The Crisis

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Some of you are working at full capacity, while others are in lockdown, and others are somewhere in-between. It’s a real patchwork across North America. For those of you impacted by the crisis, now is a time for innovation. Shakespeare remained productive and creative. Shakespeare worked through the plague and as a history lesson we …

Are You Buying, Or Are You Selling?

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We are experiencing turbulent times, and so I want to share some economic insight that will help ground you. A few weeks back after the stock market crashed, I called up my financial advisor on a Sunday to discuss options. I asked him the wisdom of taking some chips off the table in case the …

It’s Time to Pivot

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Man, this has been an interesting week, with my home town New Orleans blowing up with corona, and my friend’s circle catching it as well. One is a pilot, not the best profession for these times. 😢 So what do you do? Sit back and lament or chin-up and look for the opportunities ahead? Last …

6 Strategies to Inspire Your Team to Thrive

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When you look back over history, it is the long term investor who does well, especially in times of uncertainty. Today’s papers are filled with headlines that drive panic. Don’t fall prey to it. Your business future will be decided by your calm approach and mindset today, and how you steer through today’s obstacles. With …

CRISIS RESOURCE PAGE: Responding to COVID-19 for the Lawn and Landscape Industry

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SMART BUSINESS RESPONSES TO COVID-19 During a crisis, smart lawn and landscape owners are looking for practical strategies and solutions they can implement in their business rapidly. You want to act fast. Consider this your crisis resource center where you will find links to basic and advanced business resources that will help you during the …

How To Respond To COVID-19 As A Business Owner

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Last week I told you the sky was not falling. It isn’t, but a lot has changed in the past week, and this will help you get prepared. With the fast-moving coronavirus, you need to change and adapt your plans now as a business. Those who act fast will have first mover advantage. Here are …