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Harkness is a landscape management consultant with 3PG Consulting. Contact him at

Posts by Jeff Harkness

Focusing on character and process Posted on 03 Sep 2014 in the 0914 categories.

I’m watching a transformation happen in a client’s business. It’s exciting to see. We started this phenomenon with a simple decision to invest in training our staff and weeding out... Read more»

Timing is everything: Tips for strategizing an exit Posted on 06 Jun 2014 in the 0614 categories.

Right now your phone probably is ringing with every “business broker” and “deal guy” saying they have a deal for you. Sound familiar? Are you ready to sell? The industry... Read more»

March 2014 Web Extra: Harkness on Facebook, LinkedIn advertising Posted on 18 Mar 2014 in the 0314 & LM Web Extras categories.

In the March 2014 issue of Landscape Management, The Benchmark columnist Jeff Harkness covered online advertising methods, including Google AdWords and Bing Ads. Here’s more from him on Facebook and... Read more»

Getting to page one Posted on 12 Mar 2014 in the 0314 categories.

Companies are being “pitched” daily to spend money on web marketing, and there are many confusing options. Ask yourself this question: “Is my company even on the grid?” If I’m... Read more»

The leadership/ growth connection Posted on 03 Dec 2013 in the 1213 & Featured categories.

One of my clients has a leadership approach that’s limited his company’s ability to grow and attract quality talent. He is fair, but often manages with stern, in-your-face comments, is... Read more»

Get the best from managers Posted on 01 Sep 2013 in the 0913 categories.

I’ve had the recent pleasure of managing a client’s account management team for the last six months. I love it, but managing people who are in front of your customer... Read more»