Disagree and Commit
Some of you may be aware of the letter to shareholders by Jeff Bezos of Amazon where he explains his process and the benefit of disagreeing and committing. A co-worker just told me about the phrase “disagree and commit” and it spoke to me. Whether you like Bezos or not, he clearly is a successful business person and his ideas are an example of why.
He encourages his employees to “disagree … Read More
Confidence is Important in Life and Success
Winners have confidence. They know they won't always win. They realize risk is part of the equation. And they realize that we are all human, all equal and someone has to take the lead - it might as well be them.
It's up to you to be confident or not, because confidence cannot be instilled by others. Confidence is something you create within yourself by … Read More
Meeting Expectations Shows Clients You Care
I previously have mentioned that my firm has 21 fundamentals that are the foundation of our culture. We call it the JW Way. Our JW Way #3 is Be Passionate About the Client Experience. Without clients or customers none of us would have a job.
We all have them. Whoever you work for is your "client." For me, I have clients. You may have customers. If you work at a company and report to an internal … Read More
How to Have Difficult Conversations
Things that are hard to say usually are the most important. Because of this, many people avoid difficult conversations in business and their personal lives. To effectively manage people, in business or personal relationships, you need to be able to speak about important matters. Letting important matters go unspoken is problematic for numerous reasons.
The problems include the potential for people you manage to … Read More
Fitting in is Highly Overrated
Peer pressure starts when you are young and can impact you throughout your life if you let it. We all want to fit in and be in the “in” crowd, whether it is in high school or in our professional lives. You know what I am talking about.
Fitting in can get you places at times, but in the long run it usually means you are one of the pack and don’t “stand out.” Most leaders do not … Read More
Arizona District Court Excludes Expert Opinion Regarding Insurer’s State of Mind
In Hunton v. American Zurich Ins. Co., 2018 WL 1182550 (D. Ariz. Mar. 7, 2018), an insurance bad faith case arising from a workers compensation claim, the Arizona District Court excluded an Insured’s expert opinion that the Insurer’s alleged “claims handling failures” were “pervasive enough to support the conclusion that upper management had to have known of, and approved, … Read More
What is Your Road to Success?
Does your definition of success have to do with money? Job title or prestige? Or does it relate to family or your children? Or maybe it relates to the level of your current golf game. You should be aware of how you define success. If not, how can you tell if you have achieved any or all of what you view as success, whether you have met interim goals or whether you need to change course to reach your goals? … Read More
Don’t Settle For Average
Are you an Average Joe? When I think about the term Average Joe, Homer Simpson comes to mind – the person who goes to work and does what’s needed, goes home and does the same, and then gets up and repeats each day of the week. There is nothing wrong with being average, but, if given the option, why wouldn’t you strive to be more?
There are many people who come to mind when I think about … Read More
Jaburg Wilk Partner Nate Meyer Named Top Author by JD Supra
PHOENIX, Ariz. (03/21/2018) – Nate Meyer, a partner at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk, was recently named a top author by JD Supra in the 2018 Readers Choice Awards. Nate was selected as a thought leader in insurance law. More than 50,000 authors contributed to JD Supra last year and Nate was one of 240 authors selected for this national … Read More
Be Relentless About Continuous Improvement
This is so important for all of us. No matter what you do, you can always improve yourself and your team. It can mean learning related to what you work on, or improving processes or procedures for your team.
Constantly evaluate every aspect of your job to find ways to improve. Share what you learn so that others can benefit as well. This type of investing in yourself makes you and those around you … Read More