Last week Dennis Brown, COO, asked the Lewis operations team our thoughts on the difference between "leadership engagement" and "engaging leadership." (Other team member responses are below.) I’ve been thinking about the distinction between the two terms and believe there’s a big difference. To me, the difference is in the motivation.
Along with our utility partner, Division 16, Florida, held our annual Tree Felling Training on March 27, 2019. We began the day with conducting our PJHS, followed by chainsaw safety, throw ball techniques, open face notch cutting, and lastly, applying the back cut and felling of the tree. Employees were actively engaged and participated in all...
Chris Bostick, under the leadership of Supervisor Jason Leonard, recently demonstrated professional competency by successfully completing the ISA Certified Arborist examination administered through the International Society of Arboriculture local chapter MAC-ISA.
Adam B. Kline, age 27, of Gloversville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.
He was born on August 9, 1991 in Amsterdam, the only son of Richard Kline and Sandra Parker Kline of Johnstown.
As utility arborists, how many times a day do we observe, or are part of, actions that we ASSUME are being performed safely or with safety top of mind?
To put it another way - How many actions or activities do we participate in where we don’t have proof that we are safe?
The term "assume” is defined as "supposed to be the case, without proof." ...
Early last spring, before I joined Lewis Tree Service, I had a close call that I believe carries some valuable lessons for our team. The private company that I was working for had a contract to remove several hundred dead ash trees from a local park. I put a notch in a 12-inch DBH, 50–60 ft tall dead ash that had just enough lean to it that I...