Please set up your API key!

The Rough Notes Company Inc.

Management

    A GUIDE TO TIME MANAGEMENT

A GUIDE TO TIME MANAGEMENT

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Follow these seven maxims to better manage your time Let’s talk about time management, shall we? We all want to effectively manage our time, but where do we learn the concept of time management? Bill Wilson, CPCU, ARM, AIM, AAM, discovered the concept in college, thanks to a classmate nicknamed Mungo. We could all use someone like Mungo in our lives. Retiring from the Independent Insurance Agents &

Read Full Article
    FOCUS ON CULTURE: CORE VALUES DRIVE SUCCESS

FOCUS ON CULTURE: CORE VALUES DRIVE SUCCESS

LEADERSHIP Tour of Las Vegas’s Zappos office helps inspire agency culture focus Leadership is multifaceted. But at its core is responsibility foorganizational culture—designing, developing, and nurturing the shared values that drive how organizations operate. Author and former MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Edgar Schein put it this way: “[T]he unique function of leadership that distinguishes it from management and administration is … concern for culture. Leadership begins the culture

Read Full Article
    BROKEN GLASS: FROM PART TIME TO PRESIDENT

BROKEN GLASS: FROM PART TIME TO PRESIDENT

A supportive boss and a refusal to conform to stereotypes paved the way for this agency president This month Rough Notes presents the first profile in a new series titled “Broken Glass.” In this space you’ll meet women who have defied stereotypes, shrugged off detractors, and leveraged drive and determination to achieve top leadership posts in the traditionally conservative independent agency arena. This month we’re profiling Dawn Law, a 30-plus-year

Read Full Article
    AVOIDING ROADBLOCKS TO AGENCY SUCCESS

AVOIDING ROADBLOCKS TO AGENCY SUCCESS

Eight actions to get your agency back on track The Rough Notes Company is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, nicknamed the “roundabout capital of the country”—having opened its 100th toward the end of 2016. I’m sure there are more by now. While I find roundabouts safe and beneficial for traffic flow—when everyone knows how they work—the frequent construction of these circular intersections causes numerous roadblocks and requires months of finding another

Read Full Article
    WINNERS HAVE A PLAN—AND THEY’RE HUNGRY

WINNERS HAVE A PLAN—AND THEY’RE HUNGRY

Acquisition Acumen Acquiring agencies requires a strategy, starting with an appetite In December 2016 I laid out the housekeeping that an agency owner should consider doing to prepare to acquire smaller firms. We discussed cleaning up the financial picture, strengthening the leadership team, and focusing on the cultural fit. Now what: just start making offers? Hardly. Acquiring agencies is a lot like any competitive game, process, or endeavor. In sports,

Read Full Article
1 2 3 8

Subscribe To Rough Notes

rn-subscribe-sidebar-cta_magazine rn-subscribe-sidebar-cta_blog

Trending Tweets