The insurance industry is resilient, surviving catastrophes, pandemics, and financial crises. It is pretty amazing!
Companies generally survive, but the outlook for industry professionals are often not rosy. A rash of layoffs have affected many insurance professionals.
After taking part in a very popular podcast and my article published in some well-known trade press on this subject prompted me to write this mini-book on how to survive layoffs.
As the victim of layoffs and being part of the team making those decisions, this is a roadmap to your survival.
The goal is to be an effective, compassionate, and transformational leader. Leadership is found in the stories other leaders share with you and the stories you share with others, freely.
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The lessons the author shares in his debut book are both timely and timeless. The stories spanned the author’s lifetime and were both personal and professional in nature.
Each lesson was beautifully illustrated by the examples the author has learned from, including schoolteachers, family members, friends, and colleagues.
The author uses humor and a realistic tone to share wisdom. Highly recommend Lessons in Leadership!!
A marvellous little book on leadership and the behaviours and qualities which can be learned and practiced by anyone in their professional and personal lives to make you both a better leader, and by extension a true team member.
Mike writes in an engaging tone giving real life illustrations of what he means.
As Heather Blevins, who authored the Foreword to the book, states, Mike is unpretentious, kind and easy going and puts into practice the lessons he has learned in his long and distinguished career and is always willing to give of his time to bring on others in the journey to leadership.
I cannot recommend this book more highly!
It's not often you get the chance to laugh your way to better leadership skills.
Mike is a skillful speaker and storyteller, and it shows in his writing. The late great Stephen Covey had an 8th Habit - Find your own voice and help others find theirs.
Mike has found his voice and does an excellent job helping others find theirs. Definitely a must read!
I have read 1,000 of books (my goal every year is at least 1 book a week). I have reviewed 100's. This book on leadership offers 14 critical qualities that everybody who aspires to make a lasting impact on the world needs to know today.
Mike's storytelling gives the reader page turning excitement, needing to know what happens next. Through the stories, Mike offers the humanity that connects us all to his 14 leadership qualities based on his decades of real-life servant leadership experience and relationships.
Starting out learning about the nature of responsibility and the seeds of ethical leadership with his parochial education to a plethora of courageous examples where action in the face of fear was performed (all by women leaders by the way),
Mike takes those willing on an incredible journey of education. This was a book that I could not put down until I finished it and am a better leader for having read it, implementing each of the 14 qualities in my own way moving forward through the actionable steps Mike places at the end of each chapter.
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Publishing my book, Born2Lead: Lessons in Leadership, it is designed to unlock the power of leadership through the stories you share, and tap into the depths of your soul, humble yourself, and allow others to pour into your leadership journey as so many have done into mine.
Being surrounded by great leaders you can model is a proven method. The choice is yours and the commitment to reach this goal.
Check out his second book;
How to Survive a Layoff!
Mike is a storyteller. Teaching through stories and coaching are just some of his superpowers, his openness and willingness to share makes him a "builder of leaders".
Mike is not only a leadership instructor, but he also conducts many technical insurance programs to help professionals remain relevant in an ever-changing insurance marketplace.
Mike’s goal is educating, developing, and mentoring emerging leaders in every industry for roles of greater responsibility. Sharing leadership skills through the stories in his life is a proven track record for success.
Sharing those stories helps young professionals bridge the gap as they prepare themselves not only technically but as future leaders.
Enjoy this interview with Tony about my professional journey and my new book Born2Lead: Lessons in leadership
I share valuable insights on the challenges individuals might face as a result of layoffs within the insurance industry and significant roles in shaping organizational decisions. Illuminating the difficulties that industry professionals may encounter in their search for new opportunities amidst these uncertain times. Despite the current circumstances, job prospects within the insurance industry are still viable for those willing to adapt and seize them. This is a reminder of the importance of continued learning and growth, as well as the power of professional connections.
I share some insights into how aerial imagery is revolutionizing property insurance underwriting pricing tactics.
This is Mike's cornerstone presentation based on his book, Born2Lead: Lessons in Leadership. His belief that leadership is a learned behavior was born in 2016 and has been shared with audiences across the country and in Europe. Whether you are blessed with a leadership gene or learn how to lead by watching great leaders, his book and this presentation is a proven method that will help you navigate that journey.
The choice today is to step into being a leader or enhance your leadership skills. Follow this process, practice, accept feedback, improve, and succeed. The choice is yours and it starts today. We are all Born2Lead, are you ready to embrace it?
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As professionals we commit to live by a high standard of ethics. We reaffirm that commitment every day and pledge to, strive at all times to live by the highest standards of professional conduct.
The art of negotiating is a skill used by many business professionals. Balancing the tenets of effective negotiating skills along with high ethical standards ensures that those outcomes truly benefit both parties. Most roles in industry require us to negotiate.
In this presentation we will identify what ethical interactions are required for all parties and contrast that with time proven negotiating skills, to ensure that the highest standards of professional conduct are met in every interaction.
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