Central Insurance

Category: Employees


Five Steps to Fearless Public Speaking

Most people admit they would rather do just about anything other than get up and speak in front of a group.  However, presentation skills are important and letting these feelings get in the way of speaking in public can hinder your career. …

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The Best Offense is a Great Defense

For those of us who are basketball fans, we are entering the most exciting time of the season.  In high school sports, boys and girls are heading into their sectional tournaments, sometimes known the “the second season,” with hopes of a long tournament…

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Hit a Home Run with Your Contingency Plan

I love the month of February, because it means Spring Training is just around the corner!   Since I am an avid Chicago Cubs fan, the only way I can possibly feel any sort of victory by season’s end is by…

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Building Your Winning Team

Did you watch the Super Bowl this past weekend?  Even if you aren’t a pro football fan, I’m sure you will agree that both the Patriots and Giants have definitely been successful at building a winning team with the help of good…

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Office Safety Starts With Good Housekeeping

When you think office housekeeping, you probably think of tasks like keeping things off the floor, hanging up coats in designated areas and not on the backs of chairs, leaving the conference room with a clean table and chairs pushed in,…

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Art Imitating Life

Over the weekend, I was watching a drama on television where the plot centered on a law firm and its various office relationships intertwined with some courtroom action.   Although I do like this show, it struck me that the plot…

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Don’t Fear the Performance Review!

We know we need to recruit the right people and train them well.  Once these people are in place, we need a tool to help monitor performance, set development goals, determine who should be promoted, and how to compensate our…

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New Year’s Resolutions – Corporate Style!

Wow, it’s hard to believe that 2011 is almost over! It’s been a wild ride this year, with the many ups and downs with our economy and unusual weather across our country……. so much of this is out of our…

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A Simple Thanks…Appreciate to Motivate

I’m often asked: “How can I motivate my people?” I get the impression  some supervisors think this is a difficult thing to do or they feel there must be some secret to it they are unaware of.  Some think it takes money.  While…

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The Invisible Criminal

I receive e-mails periodically from industry sources that share information on various insurance topics. One thing that’s certain is that communication has changed since I entered the industry. From the not-so-green printed manuals to Facebook and digital newsletters, information flows…

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