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Boost Your Productivity With These Unique Tips

Without an intentional and thought-out approach, any productivity initiative is likely to produce more sizzle than substance and ultimately lead to lower productivity rates for your employees. Here is how I approach productivity, both in my own career and at my company, Brokers International.

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Resilient, the Insurance Industry Is Poised To Rebound in 2021

Long after we return to our pre-pandemic routines and behaviors, one of the long-lasting effects of the virus will be the adoption of technology and virtual activities that had previously remained on the fringes of society.

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Dream vs Goal: The Benefits of Goal Setting — Four Key Steps to Meeting Your Goals

In business, and in life, a lack of goals leads to sloppy work. Likewise, goals that are unattainable, poorly thought out or misaligned have the impact of demotivating people or causing people to not trust the process.

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How to Make Core Values Matter at Your Organization

I’ve learned that when you effectively and consistently communicate your core values, and tie your core values to employees’ everyday work, they really can drive bottom line results for your business. That’s why core values matter.

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Compensation That Pays: Encouraging Performance by Rewarding Employees

Rewards and recognition are like religion. If you practice your beliefs once or twice a year, it doesn’t impact your behavior. It’s the same with reward systems for employees. If the only raise your employees receive is tied to company performance metrics that are reported on once a year, you’ve done nothing but mask a cost-of-living adjustment in merit-based pay.

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Mentoring: Successful People Ask for It

A mentor is someone who shortens your professional learning curve by sharing advice based on their experience facing situations you are facing or will face down the road. The right mentor can help you become a seasoned leader, faster.

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Customer Experience Management: Why It Matters for Your Brand

People often forget about the experience a customer has with their brand or business after they’ve left the office or completed a sale. But acquisition is just the beginning. Successful businesses keep in touch with their customers and continue to provide value after the first transaction is over.

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Building a Personal Brand in 2020

In uncertain times, the most important thing you can do for your personal brand is to be consistent. Consistency breeds certainty, which builds a foundation of trust between you and your customers.

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Socially Responsible Business Behavior: When Doing the Right Thing Is the Wrong Approach

There’s a lot of social upheaval right now and a lot of room for businesses to step up and demonstrate corporate social responsibility in a way they haven’t been challenged to before. And that can create a difficult situation for businesses to navigate successfully.

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Leading (and Inspiring) Your Team Through Uncertain Times

Attitude reflects leadership. As you practice patience with your team, they will be inspired to extend grace to each other, and your whole business will benefit as a result. It will flow out to your interactions with customers and will be reflected in your performance as a company.

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