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But Wait, There's More: Improvement Minded

October 05, 2018

Improvement Minded.  I want to share some thoughts about this term as it relates to our pursuit of our safety vision:

  • Improvement Minded is one of the 5 key Operating Principles of Lewis Tree Service. Therefore, it’s one of the most important traits or characteristics you bring to the job every day.
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But Wait There's More: Honest

September 04, 2018

Recently, I asked my 6 year old niece what it means to be honest. Not surprisingly, she responded by saying that honesty is “not telling a lie.” She, of course, is correct. I think we are all taught at an early age that we should not lie and that we should always tell the truth. Words are important in demonstrating honesty. In addition to not...

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But Wait There's More: Responsible

August 24, 2018

Responsible. Response. Able. When it’s broken down, we can ask ourselves: Are we able to be responsive? Do we have the right skill sets? Do we have access to the right tools? Do we fully understand the situation and what actions are required? Do we recognize the impact our actions have on others?

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Operating Principle: Improvement-minded

August 20, 2018

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities. A very little key will open a very heavy door.”  -Charles Dickens

Individuals and organizations with proven track records of success have one commonly exhibited behavior: they are never...

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Operating Principle: Act with Integrity

August 13, 2018

Today’s operating principle is Act with IntegrityI found a great quote that describes what integrity looks like in action. “Integrity means following your moral or ethical convictions and doing the right thing in all circumstances, even if no one is watching you.” 

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Operating Principle: Being Honest

August 06, 2018

Wikipedia says “Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere.”

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Operating Principle: Trustworthy

July 31, 2018

Being trustworthy is being able to be relied on to do, or provide, what is needed or right: deserving of trust. 

TRUST is the one thing that changes everything.

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Operating Principle: Responsible

July 24, 2018

Our first operating principle (or core value) is “responsible” and when I hear the word responsible, ownership immediately comes to mind. Responsibility is an obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion.

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Six Encouraging Steps to Foster Leadership

July 02, 2018

The following blog post is short but sweet—and contains six encouraging steps that foster leadership at all levels. Whether you're trimming trees around utility lines, raising children to become their best selves, leading large teams to achieve greatness or anything in between, they're steps that I live by and shared during a recent Monday...

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Proud to Support the MWMCA

May 21, 2018

Lewis Tree Service has partnered with the Md. Washington Minority Companies Association (MWMCA) every year for nearly the last decade to engage and promote small, diverse businesses in the Maryland/Washington area. The annual Spring Breakfast and Awards Presentation is the pinnacle event for the MWMCA and Lewis is proud to be a sponsor along...

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