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Harwood is a Managing Partner with Pro-Motion Consulting. Reach him at He is a Landscape Industry Certified Manager, NALP Trailblazer, NALP Consultant, and Certified Snow Professional. Harwood holds a BA in Marketing and Executive MBA with Honors from Michigan State University, where he was recently nominated Alumnus of the Decade.

Posts by Phil Harwood

High Performance: What’s your company type? Posted on 09 Apr 2019 in the Blog categories.

When it comes to staffing, I encounter three very different types of landscape companies. The first type of company is struggling greatly to find qualified employees. Some of these companies... Read more»

Are you a boss or a coach? Posted on 22 Mar 2019 in the 0319 & Current Issue categories.

Evaluate your management style to determine if you're a boss or a coach. Read more»

High Performance: Don’t send your employees in blind Posted on 13 Feb 2019 in the Blog categories.

Recently, we had a plumbing issue at the house. I began to research how to make the repair myself but decided to call a local plumbing company instead. A service... Read more»

High Performance: Accountability starts at the top Posted on 10 Jan 2019 in the Blog categories.

As the new year begins, it’s a good time to refocus on our goals for the upcoming year. What do we want to accomplish? What are the big strategic goals?... Read more»

High Performance: the ultimate recruiting method Posted on 24 Dec 2018 in the Blog categories.

What’s the best way to recruit people? This question is asked of me more than all others combined. Everyone is looking for the answer, and I’m going to give it... Read more»

Prep your family biz for the next gen Posted on 13 Dec 2018 in the 1218 & Featured categories.

It’s estimated that family-owned businesses comprise up to 90 percent of all businesses in North America. Many are not adequately preparing to transition leadership to the next generation. According to... Read more»