Creative Holiday Ideas for Unprecedented Times

This year has been unprecedented in many ways, but as it comes to a close, this Holiday season’s restrictions are wringing the hearts of many families all over the world. Certain family traditions are being ignored as people worldwide try to limit contact with others, and many live with worry over COVID-19. Depending on where…

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Holiday Party Strategies During a Pandemic

The holiday season is swiftly approaching. Much like the rest of this unprecedented year, this year’s typical seasonal holiday parties will have to be different. Canceling Holiday celebrations would be very disappointing, particularly when you picture how isolating this year has already been for many people. But, keeping work parties safe should be a priority….

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What Might Property and Casualty Insurance Look Like Post Covid-19?

As we look toward the future with Covid-19 we cannot say for certain what life will look like, but we can say that our lives will not look the same. There are no markets or businesses that have remained untouched by the virus, including insurance. It is no surprise that during difficult times, new paths…

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Business and Philosophy: Applying Principles of Stoicism in the Workplace

The ancient philosophy of Stoicism might not seem like the most relevant source of inspiration for the modern-day business arena. However, if we applied some of its key principles, how would our workspace look different? What sorts of changes might we expect in company cultures and atmospheres? How would it change the way we interact…

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Managing Emotions in the Workplace

When it comes to the workplace, the environment is one of the major factors in employee success and tenure. A positive environment will usually earn long term loyalty, whereas a negative environment can prompt even the most determined employee to start brushing up resumes and submitting job applications. Inevitably though, even in the best work…

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Tips for Telecommuting

This year has definitely seen telecommuting become the new normal for many jobs; in fact, Flexjobs stated: “A whopping 74% of respondents in an annual survey believe that flexible working has become the ‘new normal.’”  Who would have guessed a few months ago that most of us would be working full time from home? Some…

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What is Employee Engagement and How to Encourage It

We feel passionate, energetic, and committed toward our work Businesses and corporations have recently put a lot of energy into providing a positive, upbeat work environment. Although those are great ambitions, and should be considered, it doesn’t necessarily produce the complete package of positive effects that employers may be looking for. Measures taken to increase…

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A Great Career Choice for Millennials: Property & Casualty Insurance

In a recent conversation with my daughter-in-law, she made some interesting comments regarding the Insurance Industry.  “When I heard that my brother was going into the Property and Casualty insurance arena for his new career, I thought he would hate it. As a millennial, I thought there couldn’t be a less exciting industry to focus…

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Practicing Gratitude in Your Workplace

Gratitude is a theme for this season of the year. As a culture there has been an upward trend to find room for daily expressions of gratitude as a means of positivity and personal growth. Sadly, practicing gratitude in the workplace is a concept few companies actually embrace as part of their vision and culture….

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