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You Think You’re a Good Listener, but You Could Be Better—Here’s How to Sharpen Your Listening Skills

I was asked to be part of a panel article for Real Simple Digital on improving your listening skills; I hope the tips I and others give here can help you build strong communication practices for healthy relationships.

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Are You Management Material? Develop the Skills You Need To Succeed

Many managers find themselves promoted to a leadership position because of their success in a previous role, rather than through an assessment that they possess the skills and abilities required to be a successful manager. That’s not to say that you can’t learn the necessary skills on the job — every new role has challenges requiring growth and continuous learning. However, if there’s not a concrete training plan for developing […]

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A Business Case for Servant Leadership Principles

The better leadership philosophy is not to be the person standing in the spotlight; rather, choose to be a servant leader, the one holding the spotlight and shining it on your team.

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Use Technology To Align Employee Benefits and Organizational Improvement

With businesses eager to get back to normal operations, why would we consider implementing a permanent remote work program at Brokers International? Because it’s rare to find an opportunity that aligns an organizational cost-savings initiative, recruitment and retention benefits, and employee morale enhancement.

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Planning for Retirement: Six Tips for a Winning Strategy

When you near retirement, if you don’t already have a plan in place you’ve missed some of your best opportunities for a winning retirement strategy. Start as early as you can, but if you do find yourself playing catch-up, don’t worry; these six tips can help you get your plan on track.

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Mortgage protection insurance covers home loan payments if you die, but regular life insurance could be better

Not many people are familiar with mortgage protection insurance; it might be worth a conversation with a financial professional to see if it’s right for you. This article is a good starting point — I shared some insights that can help clarify this type of policy.

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You can buy insurance on someone else, but being family isn’t enough to qualify

To get life insurance for someone else, you need two things: an insurable interest in their lives, and their permission. Here are some insights about these requirements I shared with Ronda Lee of Business Insider.

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Cash surrender value is the money you’ll receive if you cancel permanent life insurance, and there are tax implications

What is cash surrender value, and what might it mean for your financial planning strategy? I spoke with Ronda Lee of Business Insider about the ins and outs of this feature of permanent life insurance policies.

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2021 consumer financial planning tips

I spoke with Kirsten Joyce of CBS 8 News Now in Las Vegas to share some tips for consumers looking to boost their financial planning strategies. Check out the interview and get some ideas for your own financial plans.

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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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