TAG: Profit Power

Profit Power: Will the economy keep booming?

April 18, 2018By

The economy is booming. And yet the economic forecasters I follow say that we may enter a small recession in late 2018 or in 2019. The great companies I work with are not worried about an economic dip because they are well prepared. Here are 10 reasons why great companies are not worried about the next recession. 1. As the... read more

Profit Power: 3 mistakes when recruiting ‘A players’

March 21, 2018By

First, let’s define what I mean by an “A player.” An A player is someone you would grade as an A on job performance and on their fit into your company culture. Keep in mind that all A players are not the same. An A player—for your company, for a specific job you are hiring for—might be a B player... read more

Profit Power: Get comfortable being uncomfortable

February 21, 2018By

When I meet with a group of business owners like I did recently in St. Louis, I kick off the meeting asking them where they show real courage in their life, and where they need to show more courage. I want them to show more courage right then and there, when we meet as a group: to be curious enough... read more

Profit Power: How to shift from bad-busy to good-busy

October 16, 2017By

Have you noticed how busy people are these days? There are many different kinds of “busy.” Just like the Eskimos have many different definitions for “snow,” we need to differentiate between the different kinds of busy. Here is a list of “busy”—the good, the bad and the ugly. Which “busy” are you? Busy/Focused This means you’re going after a goal,... read more

Profit Power: Make your landscape business the ‘ultimate productivity machine’

August 24, 2017By

Growing up as a typical teenager with curiosity and a streak of independence, I bought my first car the minute I got my driver’s license (actually, a week before). It was a used BMW 1600 that cost me $300. I tinkered and toiled on that car, keeping it running summer and winter—it was my pride and joy. My 1600 series... read more

Profit Power: Getting your No. 2 to be the leader you need

July 19, 2017By

A good No. 2 employee is like a good irrigation system. It covers all the ground you need covered, and keeps your business green and flourishing, even when you’re away. The test of how well your irrigation system has you covered is when you hit a hot, dry patch of weather. The same goes for your company. You know what... read more