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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: 3 simple but powerful questions for 2021 Posted on 12 Jan 2021 in the Blog categories.

Heading into a new year, I’d like to ask you three simple but powerful questions regarding your business plans for 2021. It has been my experience that plans are developed... Read more»

High Performance: ‘Tis the season for giving back Posted on 08 Dec 2020 in the Blog categories.

In this blog, Phil Harwood explains why it's important to communicate an intended message when giving gifts to your employees. Read more»

The accountability challenge Posted on 04 Dec 2020 in the 1220 & Business & Current Issue & From the Magazine categories.

Phil Harwood gives insight into how managers at landscape companies can overcome challenges when it comes to keeping employees accountable. Read more»

Winning pricing strategies for snow contacts Posted on 04 Dec 2020 in the 1120 & Featured & From the Magazine & Snow+Ice Management categories.

Landscape Management columnist Phil Harwood explains how snow professionals can choose a winning strategy for pricing out snow contracts. Read more»

High Performance: Mastering the art of appreciation Posted on 11 Nov 2020 in the Blog categories.

The art of appreciation is one of those things that is obviously so beneficial but also so difficult to master for many leaders. More often than not, leaders unknowingly express... Read more»

High Performance: The Connected Generation Posted on 14 Oct 2020 in the Blog categories.

A key part of solving the labor crisis is for leaders to better understand the next generation. Many owners and senior managers in our industry are Baby Boomers, born between... Read more»