“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But by all means, keep moving.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. As I reflect on our journey to transformation, I recall those bumps and potholes along the way. I also recall how strong and determined we remained in
By Jackie Hoyt, President/Owner, Hillsboro Title Company It’s an interesting time to be a business leader. Recent research shows that 25% of employees are considering a job change, while 60% of leaders are still feeling daily burnout. From hospitality to retail, many industries are facing record labor shortages. In the title industry, a completely unprecedented
by Ben Baker It is staggering how many times I have asked CEOs, founders, leaders, and employees at all levels, “what makes YOU valuable, to whom and why?” and either get a stammering nonsensical type answer or a blank stare. As organizations, and those who work within them, having everyone answer these questions quickly and succinctly is
By Kathleen E. Schor, CPIW, FLMI Maryland Council Director The IAIP was established June 1940 as a professional organization to help women advance their careers in the insurance industry. In fact, the original name was National Association of Insurance Women. Our motto was Fellowship, Loyalty, and Education. These are the three legs of our triangle.
by Sue Quimby, CPCU, AU, CIC, CPIW, DAEMSO, Inc. The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 changed the face of business and industry forever. When the pandemic struck in March many companies were left unprepared for or unable to make the transition from an in-house workforce to social distancing. Companies responded in a variety of ways. At
By Dr. Claire Muselman As I sat down in a meeting with the President of our organization in 2018, the term executive presence is exchanged. The concept of executive presence is not one I knew much about at the time. I became quite inquisitive about the context, as well as the meaning. The late Michael
Cindy Prudhomme, AINS, CPIA, CIIP, CLP After a year of lockdown, adapting to the quarantine lifestyle, and learning that we really can do business without shaking hands or going out to lunch, I took a moment to reflect on the last year… how I came into it and how things worked out. When businesses shut
By Bruce Tulgan Do you want to be indispensable at work? Do you want to be that ‘go-to’ person who is depended upon by so many of your colleagues? Do you want to be somebody who adds value consistently? Somebody who gets things done? How do you do that without making yourself hopelessly overcommitted? If