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Four Keys to Empowering Employees in Your Lawn and Landscape Business

People are your greatest resource at your lawn or landscape company. Many business owners credit their success to the team members they surround themselves with. You can tap into this support system as well if you take the time to empower your employees properly. Provide Training and Resources One main reason employees may not be […]

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Business Smarts: Identifying Your Leadership Style

Some individuals are born leaders. Others reach leadership positions over years of effort and others can find a leadership role almost thrust upon them. Whichever path to leadership resonates with you, knowing what your leadership style is can help you establish your values and a vision to achieve those values. Discovering Your Leadership Style “Self-reflection […]

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Leadership Strategies from Top Landscape and Lawn Care Executives

Who doesn’t struggle to lead a company with all the pressures that come with it? There’s never enough time to accomplish what you want in a day. So, how do landscape industry executives run their companies under pressure? Steve Bromell, CEO of Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, Inc.;  Jennifer Jorge, COO of King GREEN; Roscoe Klausing, president […]

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How Krisjan Berzins Found Leadership-Focused Education

Attending industry events has always been important to Krisjan Berzins, founder of Kingstowne Lawn & Landscape in Alexandria, Virginia. However, it isn’t easy finding seminars that pertain best to specific needs when many events cater to the masses. That’s why when Berzins came across NALP’s Leadership Academy event, he was intrigued. It was an event […]

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Want to Propel Your Landscape Business Forward? Leadership is the Answer

How does a landscape professional create an evolving company—one that is moving forward and won’t become stale? He or she must lead it. Sounds simple, sure. But according to Wes Gipe of Aileron, who spoke at last week’s Leaders Forum, an NALP event, this is essential if companies don’t want to die a slow death. […]

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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. When I hear the expression leaving it on the field, I immediately think of how […]

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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 have always been important to Dan Foley, Landscape Industry Certified, National Association of Landscape Professionals […]

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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 never stop, but how we respond to them can be positive and rewarding. I know […]

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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 as president would give me an opportunity to promote and help improve the industry. Hopefully, […]

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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 (now one of PLANET’s legacy organizations). That time has come and passed, and serving as […]

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