TAG: High Performance

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

High Performance: Surviving survival mode

June 14, 2018By

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve interacted with many green industry professionals who are in survival mode driven by a variety of factors. A compressed spring adds even more stress to a season that is challenging even in a normal year. On top of this, the labor shortage is especially painful when strong customer demand feels like adding fuel... read more

High Performance: Excelling in a compressed spring

May 8, 2018By

Many of you in the northern regions have been affected by late spring snow storms, pushing back the transition to spring work. While we have no control over the weather, we do have control over how we respond. As my pastor says, “Our response is our responsibility.” So, what can we do? How can we take advantage of the situation... read more

High Performance: The positively negative approach to finding better prospects

April 11, 2018By

The spring season brings the potential for new customers, new properties, and new projects. This is wonderful but only if you can turn the potential opportunities into closed sales. Unfortunately, many opportunities will not result in a sale and only have the potential to drain precious resources during a very busy time of year. The key to sales success is... read more

High Performance: Decision-making and the NCAA smell test

March 14, 2018By

The committee has spoken and brackets are now complete in advance of the annual ‘March Madness’ NCAA basketball tournament. Along with the big reveal Sunday night was the predictable onslaught of complaints about the selection committee’s inconsistencies with their self-proclaimed decision-making process. The same thing occurred with the selection of the Bowl Championship Series NCAA football finalists last fall. Both... read more

High Performance: Hey buddy, do you want to race?

February 14, 2018By

When I was younger, I’d race anyone, anytime, for any reason. I’d race on foot, on the ice, on my bike and in my car. I may or may not have been pulled over by the authorities for racing. If you asked me to race, you should have been ready to hit the gas. I still have a bit of... read more

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