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Keep It Simple, Stupid

August 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Insurance Marketing

When it comes to solving problems or taking advantage of promising opportunities, all too often too many confuse complex and complicated with innovation and creativity. Do you remember the first time someone explained the “KISS” formula to you? For me, it was probably my first day as an insurance agent in 1965. A grizzled veteran [...]

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IRAQ IS BACK!!!

August 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Improving Your Business Leadership, Politics and Politicians Gone Awry

Despite promises to the contrary, America is creeping back into the internecine sectarian conflict in Iraq. In the immortal words of Chester A. Riley, “What a revoltin’ development this is!” (Except for regular readers like Marvis Anderson, you probably are too young to remember this iconic line often evoked by William Bendix on the 1950′s [...]

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Create an Incentive Plan That Delivers More Than it Promises

June 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Employee compensation

I do believe that the concept of sharing value with those who create it is by far the most effective way to motivate fellow employees. However, fair and effective compensation plans must be properly structured, implemented and supported. Here are the steps I recommend:

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