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

Coaching is based on a relationship between two people and involves giving support, developing potential and enhancing performance in employees or colleagues. Knowing how and when to coach is an essential skill for leaders in developing individuals and teams. Coaching focuses on helping another person learn in ways that help them grow personally or professionally.