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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New hire onboarding is of vital importance to any company wanting to secure the investment on potent talent they have recruited to join their teams.

New hire onboarding is of vital importance to any company wanting to secure the investment on potent talent they have recruited to join their teams. Fully integrating these people into your leadership structures, making them feel welcome and assisting them in discovering what individual strengths will help them continue to be successful in their new…

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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 Advancement: Moving past a negative career experience

Career advancement is full of ups and downs; unique challenges present in every industry and the insurance space is no exception. The unfortunate fact is work environments change–making those companies and organizations incompatible with some of the talented professionals who work there.  None of us want to go to work every day, in person or…

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Writing a resume: Four tips in a hyper-competitive job market

Writing a resume should be simple, right? It’s not. This document is supposed to be a split-second representation of you and your career. While working with a recruitment professional, who has a greater understanding of the insurance industry’s major verticals and players is advantageous, having all your proverbial ducks in a row isn’t a bad…

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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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Upskilling: Enhance your Onboarding with Online Learning

If the insurance industry wants to promote an economic recovery that is not only successful, but also maintains the continued safety of its workforce, using upskilling to promote and expand employee’s digital capabilities needs to be an absolute priority. While upskilling should always be part of the onboarding process and continued education, current potential hazards…

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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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Intentional learning: Thriving in the present and the future

Intentional learning is pretty self explanatory. You set out to learn something specific. You discover a shortage of information—information preventing you from attaining status or accomplishing a goal, now and in the future, and you set out to learn, to gain knowledge or a useful skill that will serve in accomplishing these aims. All industries,…

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Considering Career Options: 5 Bosses You Should Cut Loose

The current economic climate has primed some of the most driven insurance professionals to carefully examine the companies and the managers for which they work. More often than not, a candidate’s reason for leaving a stable or even lucrative position is not because of the company overall, but rather those executives or managers who directly…

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