The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass know that superior leadership in a lawn and landscape company leads to superior performance and higher valuations. That’s why they want to remind you to attend the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ annual Leaders Forum, Feb 1-4, 2023 in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.

Leaders Forum 2023 is a mix of powerful leadership education and a deep dive into important industry issues, and effective practices,” said Tom Fochtman Ceibass CEO. “But the best part is the networking time allowing attendees to gain insights from the top pros, build industry bonds, and strengthen existing ones. This is your opportunity to greatly improve your leadership skills. If you want to move from being an OK leader to an exceptional one, get this event on your calendar.”

Top leadership is essential to the success of a company in the lawn and landscape industry. With that in mind the Ceibass team shared some of their thoughts on characteristics displayed by high performing leaders they have worked with over the years.

If you want to be a successful leader here are some ideas to remember:

  • Play to win, compete ONLY in areas that you can win
  • Seek the best players for your team
  • Focus your team on what is important and what is not
  • Be serious, improve your practices
  • Seek to be a professional not an amateur
  • Collect facts and ground assessments, no opinions, or speculations
  • Center your team in the ambitions of the company
  • Respect your competitors
  • Get to the front and stay in front – innovation should be a practice
  • Don’t neglect fundamentals, stay close to them
  • Exhibit humility, respect and discipline, know thyself
  • Avoid arrogance, conceit, hubris, and ignorance as they will lead you to failure
  • See greatness in your team, inspire them
  • Think in many horizons of time – short term, midterm, long term
  • A leader’s job is to build a great team, give them the tools and let them do what they do best

For more on Leaders Forum 2023, click here.