Uncertain Times Call for Leaders to Step Up

If you turn on the news, take a look at social media, or listen to conversations from those around you, you’ll likely notice the discord. It’s evident we’re in pretty turbulent times right now…with tensions running high. Our country seems to be on edge, and there’s divisiveness everywhere I look. Let’s be clear, I’m not going to make this a political post. To me, it doesn’t matter which “side” you’re on. What I am going to talk about is leadership, and how now, more than ever, we all need to be … [Read more...]

Challenging the Norm: Salads A to Z

One summer when I was growing up, my mom received an issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine that held a treasure — an article titled “Salads A to Z.” Sure enough, there were 26 salad recipes that spanned the alphabet. Mom was determined to try them all. I don’t remember the specific salads we ate that summer, but I do remember how she went to multiple grocery stores looking for exotic ingredients that were sometimes difficult to find in western New York. But, she did it. In one summer, we … [Read more...]

Oh What a Year!

I’ve heard this said repeatedly over the last several days, “It doesn’t seem possible it’s mid-December!” This may be in part because where I’m at (in Des Moines, Iowa) we didn’t really have any measurable snow (or snow that stuck to the ground for more than 24 hours) until this past weekend. That alone is crazy. But it may also be due in part to the fact that this past year seems like it flew by at supersonic speed…and so much has happened. I can’t possibly address it all, but there are some … [Read more...]

Oh What a Year!

I’ve heard this said repeatedly over the last several days, “It doesn’t seem possible it’s mid-December!” This may be in part because where I’m at (in Des Moines, Iowa) we didn’t really have any measurable snow (or snow that stuck to the ground for more than 24 hours) until this past weekend. That alone is crazy. But it may also be due in part to the fact that this past year seems like it flew by at supersonic speed…and so much has happened. I can’t possibly address it all, but there are some … [Read more...]

The Easy Approach to Employee Engagement

It seems that everyone is looking for the magic bullet to make their wellness program engaging. Everywhere you look, there are articles about trying different reward structures…or ensuring you have executive buy-in…or adding more bells and whistles to your program…or, well, you-name-it. But one thing that’s often overlooked is the shear fact that you need to make it easy to participate. No matter how rewarding a program is, if you make it too difficult to participate, no one will do it. How many … [Read more...]

The Easy Approach to Employee Engagement

It seems that everyone is looking for the magic bullet to make their wellness program engaging. Everywhere you look, there are articles about trying different reward structures…or ensuring you have executive buy-in…or adding more bells and whistles to your program…or, well, you-name-it. But one thing that’s often overlooked is the shear fact that you need to make it easy to participate. No matter how rewarding a program is, if you make it too difficult to participate, no one will do it. How many … [Read more...]

UPSET!!!

Tuesday’s presidential election has been referred to as the biggest upset in American election history. This was the upset election, but it’s the emotion of being upset that’s more important than the unexpected outcome alternative definition of the word. This was truly the “upset election.” Trump Voters The Donald Trump campaign was able to tap into individuals who were upset in their belief that the country was headed in the wrong direction and that more of a big government establishment … [Read more...]

UPSET!!!

Tuesday’s presidential election has been referred to as the biggest upset in American election history. This was the upset election, but it’s the emotion of being upset that’s more important than the unexpected outcome alternative definition of the word. This was truly the “upset election.” Trump Voters The Donald Trump campaign was able to tap into individuals who were upset in their belief that the country was headed in the wrong direction and that more of a big government establishment … [Read more...]

Lots of Choices…

…and we feel fortunate Holmes Murphy is a chosen one for many — whether that be our employees who call Holmes Murphy their second home, our partners who work with us every day to solve problems, or our clients who entrust us to make a difference in their business by promoting health and protecting wealth. We intentionally focus on all of these relationships to ensure we’re living our mission and aspirations every day to deliver peace of mind. You’ll hear it often said we don’t have a … [Read more...]

Lots of Choices…

…and we feel fortunate Holmes Murphy is a chosen one for many — whether that be our employees who call Holmes Murphy their second home, our partners who work with us every day to solve problems, or our clients who entrust us to make a difference in their business by promoting health and protecting wealth. We intentionally focus on all of these relationships to ensure we’re living our mission and aspirations every day to deliver peace of mind. You’ll hear it often said we don’t have a … [Read more...]