Adversity introduces us … to ourselves.
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Gratitude is inextricable linked with Thanksgiving. A recent study by Bersin & Associates underscores the bottom-line implications of saying thank you in the workplace. It reveals that companies that “excel at employee recognition” are 12 times more likely to enjoy strong business results. If you aren’t already a believer in the thank you economy, just […]
Some narcissistic business leaders are treated like rock stars. But leaders who are humble and admit mistakes outshine them all. Be Humble and Appreciative. Jack Walsh said, to possess self confidence and humility at the same time is called maturity. Humility is the personal honesty that you, as the leader, do not know everything […]
Overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner towards perceived inferiors. It’s an age-old human failing: Pride Goeth Before the Fall. Arrogance, excessive confidence. In ancient Greece, Hubris referred to actions that shamed and humiliated the victim for the pleasure or gratification of the abuser. As for pleasure in hubris, its cause is this: naive men […]
GOODWILL: is an intangible asset that arises as a result of the acquisition of one company by another for a premium value. The value of a company’s brand name, solid customer base, good customer relations, good employee relations and any patents or proprietary technology represent goodwill. by Investopedia.
From Insurance Journal In the past year or so there have been some notable acquisitions of agencies that were pushing the agency value envelope. For some cases, banks were making their platform acquisition and thus willing to pay top dollar to their first acquisition of a large, well-run firm. In other cases, publicly traded firms […]
By Insurance Journal Agency principals are getting younger, but not fast enough. A recent analysis found that of the 2,700 principals in Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) member agencies, 5 percent were under 35. While that doesn’t seem impressive, it is better than the paltry 1 percent of the principal population that fell into […]
By Insurance Journal While building a successful agency takes much dedication and hard work, it may not be as difficult as you think provided that you implement several key strategies. A wealth of material exists on the tangible factors and steps necessary for building a successful agency like product/service offerings, pricing, business planning, etc. Therefore, […]