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TAG: Jim Paluch

March 2014 Web Extra: Stranger than fiction?

March 18, 2014By

  Roscoe and Brook Klausing, the subjects of the Landscape Management March 2014 cover story, met Jim Paluch in the late 1990s, around the time they became involved in the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET, it was ALCA at the time). He had just started his consulting business, J.P. Horizons.   Paluch recalls their meeting: “Roscoe was this tall, very formal,... read more

Communicating financials with your team

January 21, 2014By

This post is part of a threefold summary of A Better Way 2 Learn Financials’ 2013 Financial Management TeleSummit.  Presented by A Better Way 2 Learn, Go iLawn and Landscape Management, the event was held in three, live, hour-long segments Dec. 3 to Dec. 5. This is a wrap-up of the conversation “Talking Financials: How Successful Companies Communicate With Their... read more

Working Smarter: How’s your follow through

September 1, 2009By

By: Jim Paluch In September 2008, Landscape Management ran the first Working Smarter column. Since then, we’ve discussed topics such as better understanding processes, adding value for customers, improving internal communication, getting (and staying) organized and bringing more celebration into your organization. You’ve also been given a Monthly Challenge to move your company toward Working Smarter. I wonder how many of you accept... read more

Working Smarter: Rally your team to a daily win

June 1, 2009By

Imagine you and a friend have just sat down at Game 7 of the NBA Finals, the arena buzzing with electricity. Your team grabs the opening tip and scores the first basket — followed by exhuberant cheers. Baskets are traded furiously, yet with each score the crowd grows quieter. You look up at the scoreboard over center court and there... read more

Working Smarter: Take time to enjoy the good stuff

June 1, 2009By

By: Jim Paluch When is the last time you really had a celebration at your company? When was the last time you drew attention to a mistake? As you ponder those two questions, you may realize we often overlook the wins and focus in on the losses. Companies that are Working Smarter have trained themselves to celebrate improvements. Establish a team... read more

Sell smart, not slick

January 1, 2005By

What's the secret to being a successful salesperson in the landscape industry? Six top producers share their best practices. read more