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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: “We’ve been low-balled,” a timeless classic Posted on 15 Oct 2019 in the Blog categories.

“A low-baller is ruining our market!” It’s a common complaint but many times the complainant is just being out-maneuvered. Let’s look at some classic reasons why this may occur. Reason... Read more»

Create the ultimate GIE+EXPO experience Posted on 18 Sep 2019 in the 0919 & Current Issue categories.

Phil Harwood discusses how landscape contractors can create the ultimate GIE+EXPO experience when they make the trip to Louisville, Ky. Read more»

High Performance: Is recruiting a challenge or an existential threat? Posted on 11 Sep 2019 in the Blog categories.

Recruiting has never been more difficult than it is today, and companies are spending more than ever to recruit people. Some are even questioning the long-term viability of their companies... Read more»

Reduce your financial risk in snow management Posted on 15 Aug 2019 in the 0819 & Snow & Ice Guide & Snow+Ice Management categories.

Phil Harwood talks strategy by relaying to snow + ice management contractors how to reduce their financial risk in snow management. Read more»

High Performance: Jumping in the pool Posted on 12 Aug 2019 in the Blog categories.

C’mon. Jump in. It will be fine. Or not. Too often in our industry, new hires are expected to jump into the pool to see if they will sink or... Read more»

High Performance: Managing the daily disaster Posted on 10 Jul 2019 in the Blog categories.

In our industry, something bad happens almost every day. Someone is going to make a bad decision. Some machine is going to fail. Some customer is going to lose their... Read more»