Wood burning stoves are commonly used to heat homes or businesses because it is a cheaper alternative to other heating systems, especially for those who have quick access to standing timber. Growing up in rural, Northwest Ohio, my family used a wood burning stove to heat both our shop and our basement during the winter. The process to cut enough wood for both the winter months and for our summer campfires meant firing up our chainsaws and cutting for most of the day to make sure we had enough to last all year. I remember thinking that if it wasn’t for the ability to use a chainsaw, the process of cutting down trees for firewood would be a lot less enjoyable.
While putting myself through college many years ago, I worked as a server in a couple of casual dining restaurants. Except for the occasional patron that “forgot” to leave a tip and the long odd hours, I loved that job! The satisfaction I got from serving others and seeing my guests having a great experience was very rewarding. Shortly after college, I started my insurance career in claims. Once again, I was serving people and loving it. You may be asking what all this has to do with leadership? The answer – service! I view leadership as a service opportunity. Every day I get to come to work and serve my team. So what does it take to implement service leadership or what is more commonly known as servant leadership? Several necessary traits come to mind:
When discussing and rating homeowner insurance policies, personal liability coverage is often an afterthought. Insurance companies and insurance agents don’t always take the time to explain what it is and what it covers. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking personal liability coverage isn’t important. It most certainly is!
An exciting part of spring is watching the flowers bloom and the trees regain their beautiful leaves. However, the unpredictable spring weather creates many tree-related hazards that homeowners should be aware of.
It’s always exciting to see your child achieve new milestones. Rolling over, crawling, pulling themselves up on objects, and walking are just a few of the most memorable firsts. While you watch them achieve these awesome feats, you start to quickly realize all of the hazards of the home they are now exposed too. Fortunately, there are lots of devices on the market to help reduce the risk of injury to your little one.
We’ve all heard of some of the crazy things that celebrities have purchased insurance for – a musician’s hands, a supermodel’s legs, even a chef’s taste buds – but have you heard of these unusual types of insurance policies?
Nine. A relatively small number until you put it into context. Every day, nine lives are lost due to distracted driving. Driving is something that many of us do each day without putting in much thought or energy, almost like being on autopilot. Instead of using driving as a time to unwind, focusing on the road and getting to our destination safely, we are now consumed by distractions. Fortunately, you have the power to turn those distractions off…but will you?