Sure, your guys do installations and maintain beautiful landscapes, but when it comes to properly irrigating them, no one in your company knows the difference between a spray head and a rotor.
D is for dynamo, and Dina Dwyer-Owens is that and more. as chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, she is more than just another pretty face. She is a passionate, emotional individual with excellent business skills who is driven to succeed, and the record shows it.
“My father emigrated from Mexico
seven years before I was born,”
Gamez was one of five children in
a struggling working-class family,
growing up “on what you could say
was in the lower income bracket,
where the possibility of receiving a
good education was shaky.”
As with many corporate
executives, Roger Mongeon,
a chemical engineer
who worked for Union Carbide,
found himself being
transferred around the
provinces of Canada. His
children were growing up,
and moving from city to city,
changing schools frequently,
was getting a bit trying.
When I asked five leaders of thriving landscaping firms about the biggest mistakes to avoid in the industry, their advice had nothing to do with horticultural know-how or design expertise, or even about landscaping at all. Instead, most of the mistakes they mentioned had to do with human relations.
As an immigrant teen-ager, Vince Nolletti arrived in the United States barely able to speak English. He picked up the language in junior high school, went on to college, where he earned his degree, and now, as they say, is living the American dream.
If Jon Carlson
wasn't the president of Jacobsen, a Textron Company, he could be a
professional motivational speaker. His personal
philosophy and outlook on life is brimming with a certain vim and vigor
that is contagious and inspiring.