Mark Ables is the owner of 48-year-old Ables Landscapes in Charleston, SC. The company has 55 employees and does around $7M in residential design-build-maintenance. Mark bought the business from his father and modernized its approach to management and growth, but...
Grace can play a very powerful role in your business, and separate you in a crowded market.
Last week I wrote about my client and friend, Kevin Werbrich, who uses grace when firing employees and when they quit.
He reported that his grace-based “Red Carpet Exit” has created a backlog of past employees who want to return to his company.
He has filled and “re” filled many foremen and high level positions with men who have grown up and learnt their lessons.
They return better people.
It takes real vision to consistently give people the benefit of the doubt and invest in them right as they leave your firm.
Last week we held our annual “Executive Retreat”, a client-exclusive event in NOLA for owners and their managers.
It was very HIGH energy, and the idea sharing was way beyond what you get at a typical landscape conference.
Here are 10 useful ideas that you can “rob and duplicate”:
As I reflect on the year ahead, I like to make sure we bring along the important lessons from the previous year.
Because “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905.
The year was tough enough, lets learn from the experience.
HERE ARE MY SIX IMPORTANT LESSONS FROM 2022
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.”
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...
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...
How you budget in 2023 will look much different from this year.
The goldrush is over!
You need a savvier approach to managing expenses and revenues.
As you plan for 2023 (whether starting or finalizing your 2023 budget), you will need to address the uncertainty of the current economic and market conditions. There are many things still up in the air - with both supply and demand. Some things have settled, while...
I enjoy traveling to new countries, experiencing the different cultures, food, language and norms. It gives me a fresh outlook on my own life and helps me get out of my comfort zone and lose the routine of life for a while. This weekend I flew to Rotterdam (The...