FD2B Talk Radio Insight of the Night: Creating a successful corporate culture

September 5, 2013 -  By

Joe Pedatella says he no longer feels guilty to let go a bad employee. Yet, when his employees decide to fire themselves, what’s there to feel bad about?

Let me explain.

Pedatella focuses on instilling personal responsibility and accountability into his employees. For example, when one is habitually late, he will sit them down and remind them their job description requires that they be on time for work.

Instead of threatening to fire them, he reminds them that he wants them to continue working for him, however, if they choose to continue to be late for work they are telling him that they no longer want to work at his company.

It’s a great philosophy and management style that makes all of Pedatella’s employees responsible to themselves, their coworkers, their clients and ultimately his business.

To gain even more insights, listen to the interview in its entirety by clicking here.

Show: Creating a successful corporate culture
Guest: Joe Pedatella, executive director for Spa 23 and Kodiak Landscape, Wayne N.J.
Date: Sept. 4, 2013

Editor’s note: As part of a partnership between Landscape Management and FD2B Talk Radio, we post an “Insight of the Night” every Thursday from the previous night’s radio show. FD2B Talk Radio is a Green Industry radio show that broadcasts live every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Eastern. Its host and founder is LM columnist Jody Shilan, who’s also the editor and founder of

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Jody Shilan is a landscape design/build sales consultant, editor of and former executive director of the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association. Reach him at 201-783-2844 or

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