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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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Igniting a Radically Inspired Life: What More Can I Do?

April 10, 2018

The following is the final installment of a three-part blog series based on the legendary inspirational speaker John O’Leary and bestselling author of ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life who was the keynote speaker at Ultimate Software’s Connections 2018 conference in March.

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Igniting a Radically Inspired Life: Who Cares?

April 06, 2018

The following is part two of a three-part blog series based on the legendary inspirational speaker John O’Leary and bestselling author of ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life who was the keynote speaker at Ultimate Software’s Connections 2018 conference in March.

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Igniting a Radically Inspired Life: Why Me?

April 03, 2018

The following is part one of a three-part blog series based on the legendary inspirational speaker John O’Leary and bestselling author of ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life who was the keynote speaker at Ultimate Software’s Connections 2018 conference in March.

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