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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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10 Steps for Financial Resilience

Bruce Wilson , Blog - May, 2020

We’re all thinking about what the future looks like. What lessons did we learn from the recession that can help us prepare for evolving threats? Can we thrive in a post-crisis economy? What traditions and behaviors will no longer be relevant? Will technology help us pivot faster? What’s a CEO to do? Here are ten […]

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Keep the Culture Alive

Joe Kujawa, Snow Magazine - April, 2020

The work-at-home program is a new concept for this industry. To ensure success, follow these steps to make sure it becomes part of your company’s culture. “Nobody told me there’d be days like these. Strange days indeed” – John Lennon The COVID-19 pandemic has business owners changing how they do almost everything; there has been much […]

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Pam Hill Joins Bruce Wilson & Company

BW&Co., - April, 2020

SCOTTSDALE, April 20, 2020 – Bruce Wilson & Co., a consulting and executive coaching firm and peer group organization today announced that brand awareness consultant, Pamela Hill, will join the team to manage and execute client-centric initiatives and special projects. Pam’s extensive experience in the landscape industry—with U.S. Lawns and Oyler Consulting Services, her years […]

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Believe, Buy & Bite

Brian Williams, Lawn & Landscape - April, 2020

Listen, I get it, no one likes the word “sales” but we want to make more money, revenue, cash, or sell more of what we do. The truth is, everyone in an organization is involved one way or the other in selling. From company owner to account manager to the receptionist on the phone, every member […]

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What Emerging Leaders Need to Know

Bruce Wilson, Lawn & Landscape March 2020 - April, 2020

When I talk with young entrepreneurs and new landscape business owners, the question I’m most often asked is: What are your secrets for success and how do I avoid failure? Or, given failure, how do I rebound when my big idea turns out to be a dud? Here’s my list of the best things I […]

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