Southwest Airlines was unprepared for their recent weather crisis. As the snow bomb and arctic storm unfolded over the holidays, it became clear that something was wrong at Southwest (I was flying on that day, so I know.). In hindsight, Southwest made one huge mistake that had a tragic domino impact on their schedule and passengers. Their mistake: They were not “proactive.”
Thriving in Snow with Troy Clogg
Troy R. Clogg, CSP is the owner of Troy Clogg Landscape Associates, in Wixom, MI. Troy started Troy Clogg Landscape Associates in the early 80's with a mower & a dream With more than 30 years of knowledge and experience in snow and ice management practices, Troy...
Wishing you Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ. Hanukkah is in remembrance of a past miraculous event, when Jews reclaimed their temple after Syrians forced them to worship false gods.Both are defining holidays for Christians and Jews and both have a miracle at their core.Interesting fact, Hanukkah is celebrated on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar which falls around December every year; because its based on the lunar calendar, it’s timing changes each year. Everyone celebrates these holidays in their own personal way, with loved ones, colleagues or friends.
The Unique Growth Strategy of Ryan Lawn & Tree
Recently, I took a group of 18 landscape business owners from my Leader’s Edge peer groups to Kansas City to learn the unique growth strategy of Ryan Lawn & Tree (RLT).
RLT is number 44 on the LM150 of top companies in our industry.
As we entered their corporate head quarters, the founder, Larry Ryan, was sprinting ahead of us like a man on a mission. I wondered where the fire was, but this guy is always moving!
The Warrior Mindset: A Unique Lifestyle Approach for Entrepreneurial Success
What kind of mindset and lifestyle does it take to be uniquely successful? What will it take for you to be personally fulfilled as well as professionally successful?
The Nine Warrior Mindsets – We will explore these mindsets, and how you can apply them to your life and business.
The Organic Growth Method with Mike Bogan
Mike Bogan is President and Co-Owner of Landcare, based in Frederick, MD. It's a 24-year-old company that Mike joined 8 years ago as CEO. He and his leadership team have transformed Landcare into a profitable, fast-growth company. Landcare has 70 locations and 3800...
Should You Sell or Should You Buy with Jerry Schill
Jerry runs Schill Grounds Management, a 29 years old firm with 74M in revenue and 18 locations. He started with his brother as a small mixed-service business in Cleveland, OH, then in 2012, he started to shift to commercial landscape and snow. Recently, he decided he...
It’s Time To Shake The Trees!
There is a recent movement happening across our industry: Owners are stepping up to "shake the trees." It's due to two separate trends. Let me explain. Earlier this year, everyone focused on "increasing recruiting" and "maximizing production." Many contractors in my...
“What’s Jeffrey’s Story” with Sean Baxter and Jeffrey Scott
On this special edition we turn the tables, and you hear Jeffrey Scott interviewed by longtime landscape client Sean Baxter. Sean and Jeffrey discuss Jeffery’s origin story, how he got his first job at 7 years old, and his next job at 13 years old in the green...
Do Owners Make The Best Salespeople?
There is a common “truism” that owners make the best salespeople for their company. I have been around the world consulting (US, Canada, UK, etc.), and I hear this myth repeated as if it were one of the 10 commandments: All Owners Shall Sell. The myth of the...