Author Archives: Dave Ober Leadership

About Dave Ober Leadership

Husband, Father, Pappy, Entrepreneur, Life Coach, Mentor, Public Speaker, Student for LIFE, Businessman, Christian

What Are You Preparing For?

Success comes when opportunity and preparedness meet.  – Orrin Woodward

There are the extremes in both directions; The one direction is sitting on the lazy-boy recliner waiting for something to happen; The other direction is going out aggressively trying to pursue whatever comes your way.

My opinion, as well as many others, is that one must grow on the inside first.  What does that mean?  Personal development is not very popular among some, however when you look at all areas of your life, are you pleased with all the results?  For example, what about the areas of Family, Friends, Finances, Faith, Freedom, Fun, Fitness, Following.  If you’re not pleased and satisfied with your results in any particular area, there is something you can do about that.  First, you must take full responsibility for the situation.  Then,  wherever you are at is because of the present level of thinking in that area.  And you can’t expect to improve in that area until you change your thinking.  So in order to get to where you want to be, you must develop more.  How?  Read, Listen, Associate!  Do research!  Find some good solid information that will improve that area, which will improve your results.  There are good books or books on CD that you can listen to. Then find a mentor to help you keep accountable in that area.

LIFE Leadership is where I found solid, life changing, principle based information.


Information always leads to action, which leads to results.  If you don’t like your results, change your information, which will change your actions, which will improve your results.


David A. Ober, CFO

Environmental Cleaning Solutions inc.


Posted by on March 15, 2015 in Orrin Woodward



Creating Culture!

Creating culture in business is something that must be completely intentional.  It doesn’t just happen.

It’s been a very long time since writing my last post.  I kind of feel like the famous Bible story about David the shepherd, not seen very much, but on the back side of the mountain, tending and protecting his sheep, learning, growing and being tested.  That’s how my last calendar year was.  I haven’t always been victorious, sometimes I lost, but I always learned great life lessons.

In 2014, Environmental Cleaning Solutions, Inc. grew over 300%.  Expansion was fast and furious.  Many factors went into this large and fast growth.  Life changed for all of us.  One of the many factors that enabled us to experience this kind of growth was the LIFE Leadership development company.  Improving my people skills, learning to work ‘on’ my business and not ‘in’ my business, learning to look at our employees as teammates, and partners and building relationships with many of them, instead of looking at them as a ‘means to an end’, being real, finding purpose, and many more factors…

Changing and growing yourself is a journey, not a destination.

In 2014 we started a monthly corporate leadership training program (LIFE Leadership) with all of our managers.  Starting anything new, requires intentional effort, is at times awkward, and you must know why, or you’ll quit.  However, the changes in growth have and continue to be phenomenal.

In studying many other companies, there seems to be some common threads of success.  Some of those common threads are:

– Purpose, Vision, Values, and Focus

– Personal & Leadership Development

– Focus on Mentorship

– Overcome yourself:  if too cocky, sand off the rough edges; if lack of confidence, build it.

– Be Teachable

– Learn to Delegate, duplicate yourself

– Trust Others, believe in your employees, expect excellence

– Lead by Example

I’ve been self-employed for over 26 years.  With many successes and failures, you must re-visit the ‘why’ often to keep growing and not become stale.

As a Leadership Team, we are re-visiting every aspect of our business.   From company vision to how we hire, we are asking the tough questions.  We hired consultants and are even entertaining the thought of re-branding our company with a new logo.  Input from our teammates is extremely important.

We love our Teammates, our Leaders, and our customers!  We are humbled to be a growing company in some difficult economic times. We have offices in Harrisburg, PA; Reading, PA; and Wilmington, DE, with our Headquarters in Lebanon, PA.

Stay tuned!


David A Ober


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Just some of the awesome leadership blogs from the LIFE COMMUNITY!

Here are some of the leadership blogs from members of the LIFE community! We are a leadership factory and just getting started!
Brady, Chris & Terri
Frey, Dean & Teresa
Hamilton, Claude & Lana
Lewis, Bill & Jackie
Marks, Tim & Amy
Mattis, Chris & Danae
Woodward, Orrin & Laurie
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Posted by on January 18, 2014 in Uncategorized


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The difference life information and mentorship can make!

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Posted by on November 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Our competition is information!

great article to help us understand the new rules of the Information Age! If information is your competition isn’t it time for the leadership advantage? Leadership will not stop the inevitable changes that will come from the information age, it will only prepare you to win. God Bless, George Guzzardo

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Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Uncategorized


Jeff Daniels, American Freedoms & LeaderShift

Jeff Daniels, American Freedoms & LeaderShift

Posted by Orrin Woodward on March 22, 2013

Jeff Daniels, playing Will in his TV show, believes America is in decline. In fact, he believes this so emphatically that some of his language in the video is not children-friendly. I apologize in advance for some of the wording in this video. However, the points he makes and the discussion around it are so valuable that I decided to post it. Mr. Daniels has pinpointed the effects of the Five Laws of Decline upon American society. Nonetheless, identifying the effects and solving the issues are not one and the same thing. The Five Laws of Decline must be rooted out of our culture, ending the plunder of working citizens on both sides of the political aisle.


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Education think outside the box!

Read excellent article by-Chris VanDevere earned a degree in a course of classical liberal education known as the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He returned to Notre Dame to complete a joint Law and M.B.A. program.
The challenge of traditional thought is understanding that what always was does not have to be what always will be! LIFE
(think of travel,communication,economics etc.) Be careful of the assumptions you make and keep!


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