Have the Right ATTITUDE
Having the right attitude is very important at Crawford Landscaping. The attitude of an organization defines its culture and it permeates through everything that goes on. Successful people have a habit of having a good attitude. A good attitude not only affects your results, but it also affects those around you as you achieve those results.
Having the right attitude at Crawford means you’re a fighter. You don’t take no for an answer and you find ways to get things done. You are committed to your results. When someone says something can’t be done, that’s when we make it happen. That’s when we show why we are different that the average landscaping company. Henry Ford said, “If you say you can or you can't you are right either way.” At Crawford, we approach what we do with an expectation that we will find a way. We are a company of extra-ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things. It’s a mindset. It’s an intentional way of thinking.
People with good attitudes have a positive effect on those around them. Their attitude towards others is characterized by humility, respect and collaboration. Humility says, “we are a team of committed individuals striving towards a commons goal and our strength is in our ability to work together.” Another way of looking at it is that no one is more important than anyone else. This goes from the owner all the way down to the temporary laborer. Respect should be extended to everyone, teammates, vendors, and clients alike. We show respect by being quick to listen and slow to react. We show respect by valuing everyone’s contribution and opinion. Lastly, we are a collaborative team. Meaning, we seek the counsel of others knowing that there is wisdom from having multiple opinions. And we recognize that everyone’s opinion matter and have validity.
• “It’s your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.” Zig Ziegler
• “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” Wade Boggs
• “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier” Colin Powell
• "There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who ask, 'What happened?'" Casey Stengel
• “I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso