About Jeff

Jeff McManus pointing at the cameral

Jeff McManus grows things.  As the landscape leader at the University of Mississippi, he grows plants….he grows people….and he grows fresh ideas. In his side hustle, Jeff speaks and works with problem-solvers all across the country, who understand that doing more with less is a key to being productive and profitable.

Taking his team, affectionately known as “weeders,”and cultivating them into “leaders” has reaped acres of rewards in the form of national recognition by the USA Today, Princeton Review, Newsweek and the New York Times.  Building on that momentum, Jeff has designed a professional development course that allows other organizations to duplicate the success of working smarter and not harder called Landscape University.

Jeff graduated from Auburn University in Horticulture, he is a Professional Certified Grounds Manager, and a Certified Arborist.  Jeff knows that great leaders grow great leaders, and as a professional speaker and a member of the National Speaker Association, his message focuses on enriching, entertaining, and inspiring industry leaders looking to grow their team’s performance. 

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Cultivate your Teams

Don't wait for Human Resources or anyone else to invest in your team.
You will miss a tremendous opportunity to do something really great.
Jeff McManus
Growing Weeders into Leaders: Leadership Lessons from the Ground Level