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Professional Development on Steroids
If you’ve ever been on steroids, you probably remember it because they are amazing. I’ve only been on them a few times in my life. Each time was a game-changer in terms of how they made an immediate impact. Each time, I was having a fairly serious medical condition and the steroids provided not only immediate relief but changed the future course toward healing and recovery.
Back to School
Last week, more than 70 million people of all ages went back to school in the US. That’s nearly one in four Americans. Clearly, education is a critical value that continues to make this country great. But education also affects whether our employees will work for us or not. Here’s what the research proves…
Is Your Most Important Leader Overlooked?
In many organizations, the most important leader is not who you might think and they are often overlooked. The most important leader is not the CEO, President, General Manager, Controller, or even the top salesperson. So, who is this person? Give me two minutes of your time to explain.
The 5-Day Training Challenge
What would you say if I told you I would do all of your training for you from now on? You tell me what you need and I’ll deliver it. In addition, you wouldn’t have to interrupt production to have the training sessions. On top of that, I will train your subcontractors as well. And all of this training will be done at a price you will find to be shockingly low. Too good to be true? I promise you it is not. We can even get started for free if you’d like.  
Why People REALLY Choose a Job
Have you ever stopped to wonder how people choose which company to work for?  Most people assume that pay or benefits has a lot to do with the situation.  But the research proves these people couldn’t be more wrong.  There is so much more that motivates people than conventional wisdom suggests.  If you need to hire great people, here’s the way to win...
The Secret to Super Growth
Do you ever wonder why some businesses tend to grow extremely quickly and others stay relatively the same size over years or decades?  In my experience, there is one thing that every business which experiences “Super Growth” always does.  It doesn’t involve significant investments, unique knowledge, or even extreme talent.  In fact, anyone could be improving just as rapidly…
My 2,000+ Friends Are Onto Something
Right now, I’m in Grand Rapids, MI with over 2,000 of my friends for the greatest show in snow at the SIMA Symposium! If you’re here, I hope to see you at our VIP party (read on for details)! If you didn’t make it to Symposium this year, here’s something to help you out too….
The Easy Way to Get More From Employees
I have a theory about employees that goes like this: When you hire an employee, you are buying their time from 9a-5p, but how much energy they give your company must be earned. Here’s how to get more energy from your employees...
Staying Sharp
There are an estimated 80,000 landscape companies in North America and every single one practices the same task. Some do it daily while others do it weekly, but every single company sinks time and money into…
Will You Pass the Test?
Leaders are tested during challenging times. We look to our leaders for guidance and direction. If you are in a leadership role at any level, your people are looking at you. Will you pass the test?