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TAG: discipline

10 tips to overcome spring pressure

April 4, 2014By

Spring comes every year, and with it a seasonal surge that brings stress to landscape contracting businesses. No matter how much companies prepare for the inevitable, operations may unravel under pressure. Work teams and managers become overwhelmed. In less disciplined organizations, spring makes everyone a firefighter. Some companies never escape the spiral. Overtime gets out of control, but employees love... read more

High Performance: 3 tips for effective discipline

March 10, 2014By

Let’s be honest. Nobody enjoys disciplining others. Well, maybe some do, but most avoid it like the plague. As managers and business owners this is an unavoidable part of your job, though. Therefore my first tip is to embrace it. 1. Embrace discipline. Recognize that it’s essential to instilling boundaries for behavior. Without correction, boundaries are unknown. Studies have shown... read more

Management lessons learned from an 18-month-old

December 18, 2007By

My 18-month-old daughter Ava has taught me to be a tough negotiator when it comes to TV time. Now that I think about it, she’s taught me a lot of other lessons that can be used in the business world too. read more