Category: Resources

Resource of the Week: Strategic Planning by Ebener and Smith

Strategic Planning Our primary source material while working through the first handful of steps in the Strategic Planning process is, Strategic Planning: An Interactive Process for Leaders by Ebener and Smith. I love this book for its simplicity and depth, and its focus on incorporating a wide range of voices throughout the process. Strategic Planning will help you walk through the important first-steps of the Chief Grounds Officer...

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Resource of the Week: Joy At Work by Dennis Bakke

Joy At Work If you desire to empower your team to thrive and find joy in their work and have not yet read Dennis Bakke’s classic, Joy At Work: A Revolutionary Approach to Fun on the Job, add it to the top of your reading list. This book will transform the way you look at work and, if you lead others, the way you engage your...

Most Powerful Resource: Each Other

Resource of the Week: Each Other, Your Most Powerful Resource

Your Most Powerful Resource I hate networking events. A room full of strangers, everyone expected to produce business cards for each other, everyone fishing for that contact that could serve their own needs, everyone trying desperately to avoid the chatty salesman. Yet some of my most enriching relationships have come through my work; working directly with people, meeting people at industry events, or making connections naturally....

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Resource of the Week: Midwest Groundcovers Midwest Solutions

The Problem Most of us are not landscape designers or architects, but are asked to provide micro-design solutions to our landscape. Maybe a perennial bed needs to be refreshed, or a small project has changed existing beds enough that a new design is required. Not enough work to justify hiring an LA, but (if you were honest with yourself) enough to completely overwhelm you. I’ve inherited...

Resource of the Week: Growing Degree Day (GDD) Tracker

Growing Degree Day Tracker at www.gddtracker.net If you live in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, or Ohio, this tool is essential. Developed by the good people at Michigan State University and further supported by the Turf Foundations of surrounding states, it is completely free to use. The Growing Degree Day (GDD) Tracker monitors and displays GDD information by specific geographical area, allowing you to more accurately time your product...