Blog For Tag "Leadership"
  • From Captain to Corporate: Leadership Tips for the Young Leader

    posted by Tyler McDermott on Monday, September 25, 2017
    The return of fall means the return of football. One GreatAmerica employee took this time to reflect on how his experience as a football captain prepared him for his first corporate leadership role.

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  • Don't Leave It on the Back Burner

    posted by Stephanie Steimel on Monday, September 11, 2017
    Do your projects stall before crossing the finish line? You're not alone. Photographer Noah Kalina worked on a project for six years and didn't finish it until a competitor announced they'd release a similar work. Take action now!

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  • With Freedom Comes Responsibility; The Independent Dealer

    posted by Josie Heskje on Monday, July 03, 2017
    As we celebrate Independence day, we can't help but draw parallels with the Independent Dealer. Your freedom comes with responsibility. Find out the things you should be sharing about the value of your independence.

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  • Productivity, How Can We Do Better?

    posted by Lance Dickson on Monday, June 19, 2017
    Whether you're leading a team of sales reps or an entire company, your time is valuable. Here are three things you can stop doing today to be more productive.

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  • Darth Vader Can't Teach Us Leadership Skills, Can He?

    posted by Lee Rozeboom on Monday, May 01, 2017
    Although Darth Vader was a dark Sith Lord, he was also the leader of an empire that almost took over the entire galaxy. Therefore, there are valuable lessons as leaders we can learn from his example.

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  • Mission: Possible, Living The GreatAmerica Mission and Principles

    posted by Jennie Fisher on Monday, April 03, 2017
    Ever wondered how GreatAmerica employees always seem so engaged? They're all secret agents with a single mission. Watch this video on how our employees have embraced the GreatAmerica Mission and Principles.

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  • 17 Years and Counting

    posted by Dave Isenberg on Monday, April 03, 2017
    A reflection on how a job turns into a career if it's a good fit, presents opportunity to grow, and gives a purpose or meaning to what we do. In fact, the teamwork and good habits demonstrated by leadership can lead to extraordinary success.

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  • Traits of an Innovation Leader, Part I

    posted by Bob Eckert on Monday, February 27, 2017
    Innovation Leaders share six core values that are reflected by their behavior in their organization. In Part 1 of "Traits of an Innovation Leader", we'll be covering the first three and arguably most important core values of an Innovation Leader. Check out if you share the traits of an Innovation Leader.

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  • How A BMX Bike Helped Shape My Leadership Style

    posted by David Pohlman on Monday, February 13, 2017
    I was just a 14-year-old boy. My hands were getting black with grease in the bike shop where I worked. I raced BMX bikes and the shop owner had asked my parents if it would be okay to offer me a job. I didn't realize the lessons I would learn then would shape my leadership style for life.

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  • 3 Tips for Hiring Rock Stars in the New Year!

    posted by Denise Miller on Monday, February 06, 2017
    I love rock and roll music! Don't you wonder how talent scouts find the next Mick Jagger or Steven Tyler? There's got to be a process and some criteria, and the same goes for hiring YOUR next Rock Star. Here's 3 Tips for hiring success...

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  • 2017 Started With Engagement

    posted by Jennie Fisher on Monday, January 30, 2017
    2017 started out with the pop of champagne thanks to my son who popped the question, but I also have another type of engagement on my mind: my employees' engagement. Consider how you can increase your business success by conducting an employee engagement survey.

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  • Get Your Sales Team in Shape

    posted by Wil Meggers on Monday, January 09, 2017
    You or your sales team may have good intentions when it comes to selling monthly payments, but the changes never seem stick. Just like New Year's Resolutions to get in shape - 80% of people stop exercising by February. Old habits are hard to break but if we look at sales habit through the lens of exercise research, then ownership or sales leaders have to act as a personal trainer to see results.

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  • Four Common Pitfalls in Strategic Planning

    posted by Arial Harland on Monday, December 05, 2016
    Tis the season! No, not the holiday season, although that will soon be here! For business owners and leaders it's time to reflect on the past year, examine the competitive landscape, explore possible initiatives and set goals. A good strategic planning process will help you align company goals with your company mission, define steps to achieve these goals, assign responsibility and track progress towards this year's goal, as well as your 3 to 5 year goals.

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  • Race Your Strengths, Design Around Your Weaknesses

    posted by Jackie Schmid on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    During an event GreatAmerica hosted a few weeks ago, John Coyle, Olympic Silver Medal Speed Skater told his story about how he learned that he not only had to race his strengths, but also design around his weaknesses in order to compete and win.

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  • For the Business Owner Only: Be Intentional About Growing Business Value!

    posted by Nick Nielsen on Monday, September 12, 2016
    Sometimes the day-to-day chaos can make small business owners take their eyes of the long-term goal off growing their business value. These four questions can help you evaluate where you are in building future value.

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