Tag Archives: PLANET

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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The future of the lawn care industry looks like this…

Okay, we don’t have a crystal ball so we can’t say exactly what the lawn care industry will look like in 5-10 years, but we did gather together some of the smartest minds in lawn care along with futurist Glen … Continue reading

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One Simple Decision

  While waiting to board the plane, I leaned over to hug my son, Joshua, and realized he had grown so much since last year’s Renewal and Remembrance.  I almost didn’t come this year, too much on my plate. Life … Continue reading

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Company Tip: Win With Certification

I heard some recent comments on certification that stopped me cold. In essence, credentialing has no sales value to the company. It’s a wonderful individual achievement and that’s it. And, unless PLANET gets consumers to demand certification it will never … Continue reading

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Legislative Day on the Hill: Certainly Not a Waste of Time

“Why do you waste your time?” the lady I sat next to on the plane asked after she inquired what I was going to do in D.C., and I explained about Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Day with PLANET. “Well ,” she … Continue reading

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TOP 10 Reasons to Join a Peer Group

I’ve been facilitating CEO peer groups with my partner Tom Oyler for over a decade. I thought the best reasons for joining would vary from year to year depending upon shifts in the economy, the market, changing customer preferences. But … Continue reading

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The people of PLANET

  There’s an old saying in business: You’re only as successful as the people you surround yourself with. I believe this implicitly from my experience in the corporate world, working with other trade groups, and certainly, most recently, serving as … Continue reading

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Safety at its Best

Edward J. Snyder III, Owner Greenleaf Services, Inc. located in Linville, N.C. was one of PLANET’s recent Safety Recognition Awards winners but notably one of the seven recipients to have won the ‘Best of the Best’ award. This particular award … Continue reading

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Why Safety is so Important to Ecolawn, Inc.

As President of Ecolawn Inc. located in Eastlake, Ohio, we’re a small family owned lawn care company serving the Greater Cleveland area since 1993. I joined the STARS Safe Company Program (Safety Training Achieves Remarkable Success) in 2006 and it’s … Continue reading

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Certification: An Olympic-style achievement

Are you ready to compete for your credential? PLANET’s Student Career Days—The National Collegiate Landscape Competition event held in Auburn, Ala., March 7 – 10, 2013, is described as a “Landscape Olympics.” Last year, I wrote a blog “Go for … Continue reading

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