TAG: teamwork

A winning mindset

June 26, 2019By
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With July just around the corner, many of us are nearing the end of our busiest season. I used to call these the 100 days of hell, given all the demands that are put on us and our companies from April through the Fourth of July. But then our Grow Group client and friend, Jeffrey Johns, who runs Coastal Greenery... read more

Compete by building a committed team

April 17, 2019By
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Most people think of golf when they think of a sport in Scotland. As a kid growing up in Edinburgh, it was the grass rugby pitch that defined my lifelong appreciation for resilience. Over years of debate about which football game is tougher, runs faster or plays harder, I’m here to tell you, rugby is totally hard core. From Sunday... read more

High Performance: Teamwork lessons from the FIFA World Cup

July 10, 2018By

  In most countries around the world, the FIFA World Cup Soccer tournament is bigger than the Super Bowl is in the U.S. It is a really, really big deal. This tournament showcases top-level talent from around the globe. Players from all different teams come together to compete for their home countries. In doing so, they provide an excellent example... read more

Build a leadership super team

November 8, 2017By
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Learn the three primary components you need to achieve a high-profit culture. To build your leadership super team and achieve a high-profit culture in your company, you need three key components in place and fully operational. 1. Cohesive conflict is critical. First, to build a super team, you need super leaders. Specifically, you need them in the roles of sales,... read more

Creating a healthy team within your landscape company

August 4, 2014By

A healthy company is a productive place where staff members feel valued and empowered. This is possible because there’s a cohesive leadership team who behaves in a functional way. Leaders are aligned around the company’s mission and know what they need to do to make the business perform. After a career of working for a mix of landscape companies, I’ve noticed... read more

Working Smarter: In some ways, there is a ‘me’ in team

June 1, 2009By

In developing, implementing and facilitating the Working Smarter Training Challenge over the past four years, the team at JP Horizons has learned many things. Among the most interesting has been the feedback that comes to us from companies after completing weeks 32, 35 and 38. These are the weeks when participating organizations focus on the lesson plans titled “Working Smarter... read more