TAG: Leader’s Edge

Highlights from Jeffrey Scott’s workshop in Texas

February 29, 2016By

Jeffrey Scott, in partnership with LM, brought his Grow Your Landscape Business Workshop to the Holt Cat facility in Little Elm, Texas, Feb. 25. Twenty-three landscape company owners and high-level employees were in attendance. Many attendees owned companies in Texas, like Managing Partners Julie Donie and Alexa Villalobos of Fertile Grounds in Austin, Texas. Others traveled farther, such as Owner Mike Pruitt of Master’s Landscape Design in... read more

Jeffrey Scott honors Mighty Oak recipients

November 12, 2015By

Eight U.S. landscape companies were honored with Jeffrey Scott’s 2015 Mighty Oak award. These awards were announced at the consultant’s Leader’s Edge peer group meetings held across the U.S. and Canada. Criteria for winning the award include serving as a positive example to others in the profession; working with the highest levels of integrity, ethics and accountability; achieving significant growth benchmarks;... read more

Jeffrey Scott plans free work-life balance seminar Jan. 15

December 17, 2014By

Jeffrey Scott is hosting a free teleseminar Jan. 15—“The world is your oyster”—that unveils 10 keys to success in business while balancing personal life in 2015. The head of Jeffrey Scott Consulting and facilitator of the Leader’s Edge peer group, Scott also is a regular contributor to LM. During the 45-minute teleseminar, which begins at noon EST, he will hit on... read more

Profit Power: When to lead and when to manage

June 16, 2014By

Owners who are active in the business have two roles: As leaders, answering the questions “why and who;” and As managers, answering the “what and how” questions. Are you spending enough of your time in the right role? During a conversation this week with one of my Leader’s Edge peer groups, a member raised the issue of being distracted by... read more

Recruiting is like marketing

June 18, 2013By

I was giving a short talk a month ago to five new members of my Leader’s Edge peer group, as we discussed the difficult situation of finding the right and best foremen. A contractor working in Massachusetts suddenly found himself in need of a better lead guy to handle all the business coming his way. He lamented about the problems... read more

Cover Story: With a little help from my friends

October 1, 2009By

A peer group forces Green Industry business owners to take a hard look at their operations and own up to tough decisions read more