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Teams have to work together to win games

As part of our #NALPKnows series, we talked to Scott Jamieson, Landscape Industry Certified, NALP president and vice president of Bartlett Tree Experts in Chicago, Illinois, about working together as a team, and leaving it on the field during LANDSCAPES 2015. … Continue reading

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Giving Back to Get Ahead

As part of  our#NALPStories series, we talked to Dan Foley, recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Leadership award about giving back to the landscape industry, and the importance of being involved in the association. Giving back and being involved in leadership … Continue reading

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Relax. Recharge. Renew. That’s the Great Escape Experience

I understand- I really do. There is family, there are friends, there is your health, then employees, payroll, jobs, clients, budgets, meetings, reports, equipment, quotas, tasks, to dos, the never-ending lists—and therein lies my point. The list and the responsibilities … Continue reading

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Volunteerism Fosters Growth

When I became PLANET president last year, I truly didn’t have any idea how the year would unfold. As a long-time lawn care professional and supporter of PLANET, I have a vested interest in the industry, and thought that serving … Continue reading

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Bring it on!

Seventeen years ago, I was president of the state association in Oregon and attending an Executive Forum Meeting in Sun River, Oregon. At the time, I remember making it a goal to one day become president of the ALCA group … Continue reading

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Innovation begins with the CEO

Like many industries, our industry is undergoing significant changes. Some companies will not survive, as their leaders cling to the past, dig in their heels, or bury their heads in the sand. Other companies will charge into the future, guided … Continue reading

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ARIA Resort Vegas, location of PLANET’s Executive Forum, featured in United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine

I was flying home recently on United Airlines from a consulting trip that took me through Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.  I realized I had not read Hemispheres Magazine (United’s Inflight Magazine) for the month of December yet, so I flipped … Continue reading

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Sound advice from an industry veteran

Many years ago, my boss gave me some important advice after my team had completed a difficult project. He said, “Bill, congratulations on finishing this project. Of course, you know why you and your team succeeded, don’t you? Discipline was … Continue reading

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PLANET Summer Leadership

I’m writing live from PLANET’s Summer Leadership Meeting (SLM) in beautiful Stevenson, Washington – just 45 minutes from Portland, Oregon. It has been an incredible few days so far of our staff, members, suppliers and leadership focusing on the core … Continue reading

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How do you spell Success? I spell it PLANET by Bill Arman Head Harvester; The Harvest Group

I recently watched the winner of the national spelling bee successfully spell out the final word of the competition and was announced the champion. As always, I am amazed how bright these young people are and how bad a speller … Continue reading

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