I had the opportunity to meet with Tom Giardini recently, to learn about the history of Connecticut’s construction industry and the origins of the Construction Institute. The man I experienced was clearly driven by two things:
- Making real meaningful connections with people
- Making sure he was always providing value to someone
He longed for the simpler days of picking up the phone or visiting with the clients he worked for, and the partners he worked with, just to see how they were. Even as we wrapped up our hour together, he was asking me if what he had to say was of value and helped me.
Now reflecting on our time together, it didn’t just help me, it changed me. It reminded me to stop and check in with those around me, see how they’re doing, and see if there is anything I can do to help them out.
Thomas Marshall Giardini, 68, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. For more information click here
Brent works with leaders to design futures worth fighting for. A partner at Fathom, he champions an approach to strategic planning, employee engagement, leadership succession and market differentiation that prioritizes people and relationships. As a result, his clients don’t simply plan their futures, they bring them to life through the energy of organization-wide involvement in, and commitment to, generating valuable businesses that matter.
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