For the 2nd year running Cleve West is celebrating winning best in show at the RHS Chelsea flower show for his garden celebrating the 250th anniversary of Brewin Dolphin. As I watched the video of his thank you speech I was brought to tears. I wondered why that might be and concluded it was a mixture of all the things that led to his win:

and yes perhaps the tears were also due to:

The project success had much to do with all the things I’ve listed – failure on any one of these and he might have failed. As head gardener and designer for the project Cleve was responsible for ensuring it all worked perfectly.

For what ever you’re head gardener of could you say the same? Would your effort on tending to those in your team enable them to win you a best in class? Do you have the passion? How much planning have you done? Are you attending to every detail? Are your giving it and them the care they need? and would you delight in their success? Are you withering or flourishing?

What seeds do you need to sow to reap a good harvest later in the year? 

Alison Smith
The Purchasing Coach
Sewing the seeds for you to be best in class in your purchasing garden