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Acts with Integrity: An HR Perspective

January 21, 2019

By definition, acting with integrity means to follow one’s morals or ethical convictions under all circumstances. My parents made this value very clear to me during my youth as they taught me to do the right thing, even if nobody was looking. Although this is a simple concept, it should not be confused with being easy. When choosing to do the...

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Honest: An HR Perspective

January 14, 2019

When I think about being “honest,” I think about the benefits of an authentic organization and an authentic self.

In regards to an authentic organization: The HR team is wrapping up our presentations on Respect and one question we ask during that training is, “how does your team know they can trust you?” – On almost every occasion someone...

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Improvement-minded: An HR Perspective

January 07, 2019

An unwavering focus on improvement is one of the many things that sets Lewis Tree Service apart from other organizations. Herein lies an inability to accept the status quo, and a persistence that is never satiated. How can we cultivate a workforce that will aid in our relentless drive of forward progress?

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But Wait There's More: Trustworthy

December 17, 2018

What does it mean to be Trustworthy?

Trustworthiness stands squarely at the intersection of honesty and reliability. It connects authenticity with dependability, sincerity with service, and truth with action. It’s not a skill or a talent that we develop in isolation. Instead, it’s a critical character trait that we necessarily strengthen or...

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But Wait There's More: Acts with Integrity

December 10, 2018

What does Acting with Integrity mean to YOU?

To me, it’s all about the little things we do because the little things influence how we handle the big things. In day-to-day life, it's telling a cashier that he gave you too much change. At work, whether you're in utility line clearance or behind the scenes at corporate, it means doing the right...

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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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