Do Leaders Make Good Followers?

Do Leaders Make Good Followers?

Do leaders make good followers, and do followers make good leaders? Many entrepreneurs get into business because they don’t want to (or can’t) work for anyone else. They have either: Always worked for themselves (I know many great entrepreneurs who started at age 16...

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What July 4th Can Teach You About Business

What July 4th Can Teach You About Business

July 4th is upon us. What does this holiday mean for you, besides family and fun? Congress passed a law on June 28, 1870, making Independence Day a federal holiday. Back then it meant a lot, but how about now? [bctt tweet="Discover seven business lessons that you can...

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Is Your Leadership Team Structured For Success?

Is Your Leadership Team Structured For Success?

How do you know you have chosen the right organizational structure to lead your team to success? Years ago, while in business school, I studied the teachings of Alfred Chandler (a management guru). He coined the phrase that "structure follows strategy." It is a...

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Stop Working Below Your Pay Grade

Stop Working Below Your Pay Grade

As a successful landscape business entrepreneur, you need to stop working below your pay grade. In order to grow, focus on the $200/hr and the $2,000/hr work, and start delegating the $20/hr and $50/hr work.  There are four levels of work you need to familiarize...

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