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...
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...
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?
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...
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...
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.
Today’s operating principle is Act with Integrity. I 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.”
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.”
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.