Feb 21, 2019
How do you tap into your team’s greatness? Creating a great workplace culture is a struggle for many of us and it’s one Jeff McManus knows all too well. Author of the book Growing Weeders Into Leaders, at the age of 37, Jeff was hired by the University of Mississippi as the director of the newly formed landscape services department. At the time, Jeff one of the most junior directors on campus, and he faced an immediate and overwhelming challenge with the exceptionally low morale and the unacceptable lack of productivity of the staff. In many ways, the challenges he faced at Ole Miss's Landscape Services are typical of those small business owners grapple with daily. In today's episode, you will hear what Jeff learned as he transformed Ole Miss’s Landscape Services into a great culture while weathering some difficult life lessons.
Tune in today to hear his conversation with Dr. Sabrina about leadership. Be ready to GROW!
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Links and Resources:
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Jeff’s TEDxtalk, Growing Weeders into Leaders, referenced in the interview: https://youtu.be/gKlv-mNlw3w
Motivational Video created by the Landscape Services at Ole Miss University: https://youtu.be/-2ShQg3Qkyo
Books mentioned in the episode:
Growing Weeders Into Leaders by Jeff McManus
How to Hire the Best by Dr. Sabrina Starling
It's My Pleasure by Dee Ann Turner
Who by Jeff Smart
Mindset by Carol Dweck
Change Your Questions Change Your Life by Dr. Marilee Adams
Jeff recommends audiobooks by John Maxwell