Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

NOV 2017

LC/DBM provides landscape contractors with Educational, Imaginative and Practical information about their business, their employees, their machines and their projects.

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Three pillars of success as a manager, according to executive coach Jan Makela, are: • Engage with a compelling vision • Have the assertiveness to drive outcomes • Motivate each team member to take action In her latest article "Avoid Leadership Pitfalls..." author Eliza - beth McCormick gives these five tips to assure leadership and team directives match the end result: • Know your destination • Engage your team • Plan your work, work your plan • Own your results • Share your progress Helping employees and the company to succeed is an ongoing responsibility for managers, but how do they gauge their own success? Author and career coach Lei Wang says that instead of using external factors to do so, consider the following tenets to understand a professional journey: • Measure success against your own efforts – not external comparisons • Challenges create energy to reach your professional apex • Success involves reconnecting and actualizing purpose Business Advice from Specialists November 2017 15 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 0 7 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 2 7

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