A Return to Work: Let’s talk about putting people first

A return to work. It’s a phrase we’re hearing a lot these days. With new vaccines being approved and showing promising results, we might just be on our way back to some sense of normalcy. I’m not counting my proverbial chickens before they hatch, but I’m hopeful, and the companies we work with seem to…

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Company Culture: A platform for developing talent

Company culture. It’s a phrase a lot of recruiters toss around. They talk about how new employees, new talent, new leaders will fit or enhance the company culture of the clients they work with. I’m not big on buzzwords, but company culture is an important part of the consideration that goes into making a connection…

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JAC Blog | Agile Leadership

Agile leadership might not be exactly what you think it is. All we’ve heard this last year is how we will have to adjust to a new normal, how a new set of standards and best practices will fall into place as a result of various social and financial events. However, there is a problem…

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Insurance Industry Leadership: Taking Every Opportunity to Grow

Insurance industry leadership has a big year ahead of it. We have made it through one of the most disruptive years I can remember, and hopefully we’ve learned a thing or two on how to effectively lead in less than ideal circumstances. Now is a time to reflect on how we all want to approach…

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Career Development: Making the Right Choices

Finding the right talent for the right companies is what we do everyday, but we also want those we successfully place, those professionals who have settled in and are excelling within those positions, to continue to do everything they can to not only help the company grow, but to develop their careers to reflect their…

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Leave Micromanagement Behind: Finding a Better Ways to Lead

Micromanagement messes up a lot of things, period. As a result, it disrupts workflow and kills creativity among your workforce and shows anyone, including those in a management position, that as an executive you don’t trust your teams to manage their time. Micromanagement is a clear sign that an authority figure within any company lacks…

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Executive Hires: What to look for moving forward

When we consider moving forward into the remainder of 2020 and beyond, we have to do a quick inventory of what has changed and what remains constant. We have to take this count, in regard to your business and mine, in order to determine a base set of skills and attributes that will allow executive…

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Tips for transition: Strategies for accomplishing the most with limited staff

The insurance industry is full of some of the hardest working people with whom I have had the pleasure of forming personally and professionally rewarding relationships. You go to work every day, helping your clients deal with the unforeseeable, the risks that come with being part of the world. I think we can all agree…

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5 Thoughtful ways of showing your teams they are appreciated

Employee satisfaction is key to retention in any industry. Insurance is a space that can be incredibly intense. When a customer’s property, livelihood or wellness is on the line, your company or agency is many times seen as responsible. Insurance and risk assessment are essential in our modern world and economy and, after the first…

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Building Strong and Confident Teams: A 3-Pronged Approach

We are in a hopeful time, personally and financially. Things were uncertain because most of us had never experienced anything like the last few months, but we got through what I think most of us believe to be the worst of it. Now, we are making up for lost time, working harder, breaking ground on…

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