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The Collaborative Advantage: Part 2

Joe Kujawa - March, 2022

Collaboration is a key element of helping companies learn faster. The challenge is getting people to do it. The American workplace has never been more diverse. We have increased racial and gender diversity in the workplace and in leadership. Five generations are working together across our industry. All this diversity is happening at a time […]

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The Collaborative Advantage: Part 1

Joe Kujawa - February, 2022

In his book, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization, Peter Senge writes: “The only sustainable competitive advantage is an organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition.” Good insight, I agree, but how is this done? I believe one way to continually learn faster than your competition is to use […]

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The Green Job Revolution: The Best Career You Never Heard Of

Bruce Wilson & Company - February, 2022

Green is the color of purchasing power, the bottom line, and a universal word for the environment. In 2022, it’s the color of jobs. The U.S. Government defines green jobs as: “Jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources.” The U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® green building certification […]

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When Hiring a Consultant Makes Sense

Bruce Wilson & Company - January, 2022

If you’re a landscape business owner looking for ways to find a competitive advantage, engaging the right consultant can be a smart decision for a number of reasons.  There are a lot of professional advisory options to choose from and it’s hard to know where to start. To make it easy, here are our top […]

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Brian Brueggemann Joins Bruce Wilson & Company

Bruce Wilson & Company - January, 2022

Brian Brueggemann, former director of landscape operations at Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions in Caseyville, Illinois, has joined the Bruce Wilson & Co. team as a productivity improvement consultant and trainer. “In today’s competitive environment, improving workflow is key,” said Brian “By looking at the activities landscape teams repeat all the time, we can eliminate bottlenecks and distractions, and improve factors that increase capacity […]

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You Need a Network

Robert Clinkenbeard - January, 2022

Landscape CEOs, more than any other, know the importance of ecosystem health when it comes to the growth of their clients’ properties. What if we applied a similar principle as a growth strategy for leadership? I’ve built and led several companies: some I fell into accidentally and grew organically; others I approached with a vision […]

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The 12 Days of a Learning Organization

Bruce Wilson & Company - December, 2021

The gift of knowledge, whether for twelve days or for forever, is the gift that keeps on giving. We hope that your holiday wish list brings you and your business continued success and your friends and family closer together in another year when ‘close’ seems more elusive than ever. From our team to yours, we send you our […]

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All About Achievement

Bruce Wilson - December, 2021

Among Steve Jobs’ most quoted observations about success is that dots only connect when you look back. For me, the dots were there for all to see at LANDSCAPES 2021 when Britt Wood, National Association of Landscape Professionals CEO, presented me with the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, accompanied by a ballroom size retrospective of my […]

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At Wilson Peer Group Meetings, Fast Beats Slow

Bruce Wilson - December, 2021

Making an intentional decision to continuously invest in performance improvement seems like a simple thing to achieve. But ask any CEO who’s tried and the answer is, not as simple as it seems. If the only real sustainable advantage is in learning faster than your competition, how do we do that at speed? And how […]

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Make or Break Pricing Decisions

Steve Steele, Financial Services Practice Leader - November, 2021

While 2020 was the year of transition to a more remote workforce, 2021 has been the year of reckoning when it comes to inflation. Everything costs more, in many cases significantly more than a year ago. The green industry is no exception to the rule. Rising prices for fuel, materials and especially labor have, in […]

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