TAG: Ken Thomas

Envisor launches executive leadership training event series

December 8, 2016By

Envisor is starting a series of two-day leadership and professional development events that focus on executive leadership training and customer-centric solutions. In collaboration with Bruce Wilson & Co., GrowForward will be held in multiple locations from January to March. “Our intention is to serve as a corporate training resource and facilitator of continuous learning for professionals across functions in landscape companies, with a... read more

Bruce Wilson & Co., Envisor to partner on training

October 5, 2016By

Bruce Wilson, principal of Bruce Wilson & Co., and Envisor Consulting principals Ken Thomas and Ben Gandy are working together in a joint venture for training and professional development. Wilson is a long-time industry consultant and LM columnist who facilitates CEO peer groups and peer group universities. Thomas and Gandy, LM contributors, provide executive training and mentoring services for Envisor’s... read more

The consulting decision: Choosing the best business consultant for your needs

April 20, 2016By

“I am considering hiring a business consultant. How can I prepare in advance so I get the most out of the relationship?” It’s a big decision to hire a business consultant. It’s scary asking someone to come in and critique your business. Not to mention, it can be expensive. I hired my first business consultant back in the early days... read more

What to do when good people leave

March 29, 2016By

There are times in every business when we face the challenging and often sad news that one of our key managers has decided to move on. The first reaction from leadership is often surprise. “How could we have missed this?” This thought is followed by fear and dread. “How will we make it and what will people think?” Finally, it... read more

Organize production chaos

November 2, 2015By

I started my career in the green industry working summer jobs at landscape companies. After college, I threw out a hard-earned biology degree and entered the landscape business full time. During the early years, I learned and mastered all the field-level skills that helped me become a great landscape technician. Eventually, I started my own business and quickly realized my... read more

Ep. 139: The 4 Ps of Differentiation

August 6, 2015By

In all highly competitive industries, there are companies that somehow overcome all odds to rise above the competition. What is different about them and how can you become the company that leads your market in profitability, customer loyalty and employee retention? Ken Thomas, co-founder of Envisor Consulting, believes the formula for success is in understanding and delivering the “4 P’s... read more