TAG: Leadership Advantage

The ‘what’ and the ‘how’

December 26, 2018By
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Strategy is the “how.” Strategy equals the specific plans for hitting your goals and achieving your vision. The term comes from military use: The plans for defeating the enemy and winning the war represent the “strategy.” As you look forward, it’s essential to develop or revisit your organization’s vision or picture of success. The vision acts as the destination point... read more

Doing the right things will set you free

November 5, 2018By
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At Envisor, we have the privilege to work with landscape companies across the country. We are typically engaged as consultants to help our clients increase sales, increase profits, improve quality of life or a combination of all three. Our process is to help business owners identify their picture of success in business and in life and compare it to where... read more

Leadership Advantage: Structure matters in maintenance

August 23, 2018By

Business structure matters. As businesses grow, questions come up about who to hire and for what purpose. When the business is small, the owner wears all the hats: He sells the work, schedules it, manages production, manages the client, collects the check and takes it to the bank. As landscape businesses grow, the first thing to delegate is administration; the... read more

Leadership Advantage: Delivering intentional results

June 18, 2018By

During the early years in my career, I learned and mastered all the field level skills that helped me become a landscape technician. When I started my own business, I realized my field skills weren’t enough to make me a successful business owner. At first, things flowed smoothly, but as the business grew, things began to get out of control.... read more

Leadership Advantage: An enduring differentiator

December 18, 2017By
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The differentiator in highly competitive industries often comes down to one thing: customer service. In a competitive marketplace, we generally see one or two providers rising to the top. Consider the fast-food industry. There are fast-food restaurants everywhere and many players in this market. Currently, the leader in this industry is Chick-fil-A. This chain generates more revenue per store in... read more

Leadership Advantage: Servant leadership

October 17, 2017By

Culture can be defined as how a team or organization thinks, feels and acts or how an organization behaves. In his book Built To Last, author Jim Collins explores the importance of culture in top-performing firms. While most owners understand the value of a healthy culture intellectually, it can be difficult to achieve. Companies invest much time and effort in... read more