Every other week, we produce a newsletter that goes to all our Team Members; it’s called The Team Builder. Some of the things we have worked very hard on at Grunder Landscaping Co. are our mission, vision, and core values. For those of you who have worked on these yourself, you know this is not an easy process nor is it an overnight process. A few weeks ago, one of our Group Leaders, Lance Gallaher, wrote a column for The Team Builder. When I read it, it made me proud. Lance does not report to me; Lance reports to our production manager Walt Peter. I think when you read it, you’ll see we have a young man who understands exactly what it takes to be successful here at Grunder Landscaping Company.

I think one of the toughest things we leaders try to do is to get our people living, believing, and acting with a sense of purpose. I am proud of Lance for what he understands and the efforts he is putting forth to help us grow. It’s a small victory for me as the leader of my organization; I see other leaders stepping up and because of that, I am certain that we have a bright future ahead of us. So, this week, I challenge you—how’s your leadership? Are your people carrying out the vision and mission of your organization? Do they understand what a win looks like? Does their behavior support the core values? How about taking some small steps towards improvement in that area this week? Maybe just sit down with your right hand man or woman and ask them what they think is important to your team’s success? That would be a great place to start. Remember as the old adage goes: Rome wasn’t built in a day—neither is a successful organization.

Here’s The Team Builder; read it and feel free to steal the idea; that’s why I produce these weekly Great Ideas; it’s to help you and you can’t argue with the price.

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