The world is a very busy place indeed, you could call it a matter of “busyness”. In the 19th century, life of the well-off was measured by how much leisure time people had. Now, it’s the exact opposite! American “worth”, status or symbolism is measured by our busyness. Fearing idleness and desiring busyness in search for meaning and motivation in our lives is where we’re at.
Businesses go through various growth cycles consisting of slow growth, moderate growth, high growth and in some cases decline. Each growth cycle has its own set of challenges. In slow growth, there may not be enough cashflow to reinvest in the business. In high-growth, customer service may suffer. It is critical to understand what growth cycle your company is currently in as well as be able to predict what cycle is around the corner. Without understanding these two things you may not achieve the level of growth you want.
Before I dove into the world of insurance, I was like most people when it comes to coverages. I had no idea what coverages I had and no idea if it was enough. But, I did what most busy Americans do- made sure I had it and then forgot about it.
Have you ever thought, “Why do I do what I do?” Simply offering a high-quality product with more features or better service or a better price does not create difference. Differentiation happens in WHY and HOW you do it. Take an eye-opening look at Start with Why by Simon Sinek.
If your company is doing what its always done, it may be losing its competitive advantage from both a customer and employment perspective. Never before in our world’s history have there been so many changes and uncertainties. The way in which you manage these changes affect your organizational performance.
“Teamwork makes the dream work.” This John C. Maxwell quote rings true to every single successful organization. Yet, when working with others in any capacity you may find you are at a disconnect, based on differences in communication or behavioral styles. Because of this, projects could take longer than needed and feelings of frustration may arise between coworkers. Read More
What is the best management advice you have every received? Whether it was advice given by a business coach, a mentor of yours, or from your favorite influential leader, we all have had lessons and little snippets of wisdom passed down to us that shape our own leadership and management practices. Read about Fortune 500 CEOs best advice they have ever received!
Join me and local business leaders at a live simulcast viewing and networking event at Valley Church in West Des Moines, from 7-11:30 AM the day of the event. Learn from global experts in leadership while surrounded by community members who aspire to be great throughout Des Moines and central Iowa.