A Message from the Founder and President
July 1, 2018
Welcome to TMG’s new website commemorating our 16th Anniversary celebration. The TMG “Why” is to help people who want to lead, Lead High Performing Teams. For the last 16 years, we have been privileged to travel near and far to partner with organizations who believe our core hypothesis, “If we align our organizations and improve leader behaviors, then we will increase team engagement and improve our business performance.” Since our first partnership with Newport News Shipbuilding to modernize their Welding Training Program to our portfolio today, we have been driven by our core values of Do the Right Thing, It is ALL about the Relationship, Run a Good Business, and There is no such thing as a Coincidence.
Today, TMG Teammates are in Savannah, Georgia; Dover, New Jersey; Sheffield, United Kingdom; Baltimore, Maryland; Hampton, Virginia; Buford, Georgia; LaPorte, Indiana; Whitehall, Michigan; Rancho Cucamonga, California; Rochester, New York; Morristown, Tennessee; Washington, D.C.; and our latest partnership brings us right back to where we started with Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. To every one of our partners who trusted us, THANK YOU. Please know we learned as much or more from you as you learned from us.
Since 2002, the results of our “Why” are High Performance Teams across America, Canada, and the United Kingdom who have leaders who want to lead, are Engaged, know what “right” looks like, has a leader who is helping them seek perfection, and Plays to Win Every Day! Since 2014, we have presented over a thousand “I am a Leader, or I am a Lean Leader. My Team Plays to Win!” badges to Leaders who believe they can and will lead High Performance Teams.
TMG is my life’s work and my legacy from a lifetime of leadership. I have loved every minute leading the TMG High Performance Team. We are successful because we apply every tool we recommend to our partners to ourselves, which creates a compelling passion for perfection that is contagious when we partner with other organizations seeking the same result. Our performance has been spectacular because every TMG Teammate gets a chance to create his or her own future together with other likeminded and committed professionals dedicated to a single mission and living the TMG values.
This year, I published the 25th Anniversary Edition of my book, Task Force 2-4 CAV “First In – Last Out”: The History of the 2nd Squadron, 4th Cavalry During Operation Desert Storm. It is a study of leadership and High Performance Teams in the most challenging leadership environment possible: combat. In the acknowledgments I write, “My mission in life since founding TMG on this day in 2002 is to help others know what it feels like to be on a high-performance team who seek perfection every day, just like we did in TF 2-4 CAV. The officers and troopers of TF 2-4 CAV knew they had one chance to get this perfect; one hour, one day, one mission at a time. Certainly, every action was not perfect, but we accomplished our mission and returned home with our heads held high. PERFECT. Mission First — People Always!”
Joseph C. Barto, III
Founder and President
I am a Leader. My Team Plays to Win!