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Jeff McManus grows things. As the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, he grows plants….he grows people….he grows ideas. Jeff is a problem-solver, understanding that doing more with less is a 21st century mandate.

Growing Weeders Into Leaders

At some point in this postmodern life, individual greatness has lost its appeal for many of us. It has been commodified and relegated to those who are measured by shortest/longest times, impressive distances, highest heights, lowest lows, medals won, honors given…and again…Aristotle and Nike got it right…GREATNESS is what we can DO…every day…without recognition or reward, but for the satisfaction that comes from meeting the challenge, creating a team, and overcoming the odds. And that is what Growing Weeders into Leaders is about. Available September 2017.

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  • “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” ~Mahatma Gandhi I prefer to give humanity the benefit of the doubt and believe most of us don’t truly enjoy disagreeing with anyone – especially at work.  After all, as a...

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