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Beyond the virus: 5 Takeaways

Joe Kujawa, Blog - December, 2020

After a rough start to an unprecedented year, landscape organizations within our portfolio have not only regained their equilibrium and optimism, but the crisis has provided opportunities for growth. Company founder Bruce Wilson says that 2020 offered meaningful crisis management lessons for landscape business of all sizes and companies that did well, did so by […]

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Agility is Key to Improving Performance

Steve Steele, Lawn & Landscape - December, 2020

2020 taught us that no matter how fast we move, business, unlike NASCAR, is not just a series of predictable left turns, but instead a track with multiple twists and turns like an Indy car event. Success demands not only speed, but agility – an ability to navigate the changing landscape at record speed without […]

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Organize the Org Chart

Bruce Wilson, Lawn & Landscape November - December, 2020

Org charts are essential components of business strategy. Yet, as companies go through different growth cycles, their organizational needs change while organization chart models remain unchanged. As a result, there can be a degree of dysfunction and things seem harder to control. This is a symptom, not the cause. With business continuously evolving, nothing stays […]

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Planning for 2021? Think like a start-up

Joe Kujawa, Lawn & Landscape October - December, 2020

Strategic planning can be tough in a normal year. This year, it has been anything but normal as the coronavirus trampled the rulebook and forced businesses to cope with urgent needs, and change and adapt on a massive scale. Although we don’t know about what next year will bring, here are six short- and mid-term […]

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Progress during Covid-19

Bruce Wilson, Lawn & Landscape September 2020 - December, 2020

As we head into the last lap of this historic year, innovation, strategy and change management have become more important than ever. Like so many, I, too, entered 2020 planning for optimism. Then COVID-19 happened and even the best plans were hijacked by uncertainty. There was no precedent for the pandemic’s uncertainty. First thoughts were […]

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Finish Well & Start Strong

Steve Steele, Lawn & Landscape - August, 2020

Ancient Greek and Roman astrologers named July 22 through Aug. 22 the “dog days of summer” because the Dog Star, Sirius, was visible on the horizon. They associated its appearance with heat, drought, lethargy, illness, mad dogs and bad luck. While I can’t offer any remedies to combat ancient superstitions, here are 12 actions you […]

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Steve Steele to Lead Wilson & Co. Financial Services Practice

NEWS, - July, 2020

Bruce Wilson & Company, a national green industry consulting and CEO peer group facilitating firm, today announced that Steve Steele, Steele Dynamic Services, LLC., will join its team as head of Wilson’s Financial Services Practice. Formerly Vice President of Business Systems for Heartland, LLC, a private equity financed holding company that acquired Keesen Landscape Management […]

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Leading Through Change

Bruce Wilson, Lawn & Landscape - July, 2020

As we assess the pandemic’s longer-term impact on the economy, two things this crisis has in common with past recessionary events are a heightened sense of urgency around planning and budgeting, and questions about how to manage the unexpected. The best advice I’ve ever received about leading through change was from the founder of ValleyCrest […]

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Reconsidering Safety

David Krysh, Lawn & Landscape - June, 2020

Is safety a core value, an actionable objective, a mindset or a priority? The answer is, all of the above. Today more than ever, safety and health strategies are inextricably entwined as drivers of performance, culture and risk management. As the pandemic disrupted norms for human interaction and social distancing became a thing, businesses across […]

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The Great Green Reboot: 10 tips for post-pandemic recovery

Bruce Wilson, Lawn & Landscape - May, 2020

Quarter 1 data was unprecedented. And like so many other things that will measure COVID-19’s impact, the data of disruption will define our performance and recovery strategies as we set clear goals for a post-pandemic new normal. How deep, how sharp and how exponential the impact is still up in the air. The way back […]

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