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Turning Weeders into Leaders with Jeff McManus

Turning Weeders into Leaders with Jeff McManus

Today I got to interview Jeff McManus. Jeff is the Head of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, and a grower of plants, people, and ideas. Jeff is a problem solver who understands that doing more with less is a 21st century mandate. Faced with a multi-million dollar landscaping project, a demand for excellence and high productivity, and a stagnant budget, Jeff knew that growing the people would be critical for growing the plants.   Key Takeaways: [:35] Jeff has done amazing things for the landscape department at the University of Mississippi, but he thinks of himself primarily as an entrepreneur. [1:46] If you want to make money, save money, and have more time, you must be proactive with your team. [5:07] Jeff tells us about how his landscaping business is structured, and how he keeps structuring himself out of a job. [8:42] Leaders determine team mindset. [10:04] Jeff’s Landscape University program took about four years to develop, but it has significantly increased pr