A Necessary Plan That’s Often Overlooked

As I thought about how to write this blog to be impactful and meaningful, I kept coming back to the same question to pose upfront. “What would a company do if 100 percent of its leadership team members left their positions at the same time?” It’s pretty obvious, right? For any company, I can only assume there’d be hurdles and challenges the remaining employees would face. I mean, think about it for a minute. Who leads now? What do they tell their clients? What were their leaders working on that … [Read more...]

A Word of Warning for Those Traveling to a U.S. Territory

Remember those unlucky school days when your teacher proudly announced, “All right class, time for a pop quiz.”? Just the thought of that makes me cringe. Well guess what, I’m now going to do the same thing to you…sort of. Are you nervous? You shouldn’t be. I’m not in a position to grade your answer, so you can breathe a sigh of relief. OK, here goes. How many U.S. territories are there? Are you scratching your head at the thought of trying to determine that number…or at the fact I’m asking this … [Read more...]

Cyber Risk Myths or Realities?

I was doing some research a few days ago on cybersecurity and came across an article that piqued my interest. It was in Forbes magazine titled, “These Are 10 Cybersecurity Myths That Must Be Busted.” If you have a chance, I encourage you to read it. Basically, the article points out the following myths and then explains each: “Cyber risk” is a separate category of risk. Cybersecurity is just an IT issue. Protecting yourself is good enough. Digital and physical security are separate … [Read more...]

Game Changers in Our Midst

Have you ever looked around your company and thought, “Wow, there are a lot of people here who truly care about our clients and only want what’s best for them”? I’ll admit…I do this a lot. In fact, there isn’t a day that goes by I don’t think about how lucky Holmes Murphy is to have such amazing employees taking care of our No. 1 priority…our clients. It’s inspiring, really. So inspiring that around this time last year, we developed what we call the “Game Changer” award. Without getting into all … [Read more...]

Game Changers in Our Midst

Have you ever looked around your company and thought, “Wow, there are a lot of people here who truly care about our clients and only want what’s best for them”? I’ll admit…I do this a lot. In fact, there isn’t a day that goes by I don’t think about how lucky Holmes Murphy is to have such amazing employees taking care of our No. 1 priority…our clients. It’s inspiring, really. So inspiring that around this time last year, we developed what we call the “Game Changer” award. Without getting into all … [Read more...]

Don’t Die from Embarrassment!

Every now and then, if you’re really fortunate, you get to meet someone like Phil Lawler. Phil was special. He was one of those individuals who make you think, “Wow, how blessed I am to count this incredible man as my friend!” I met Phil in the early 2000s when I was hosting a nationally syndicated radio program that focused on health and fitness. He became a regular guest because of his contagious positive energy and passion. Even over the radio, you could tell he had been put on this earth for … [Read more...]

Don’t Die from Embarrassment!

Every now and then, if you’re really fortunate, you get to meet someone like Phil Lawler. Phil was special. He was one of those individuals who make you think, “Wow, how blessed I am to count this incredible man as my friend!” I met Phil in the early 2000s when I was hosting a nationally syndicated radio program that focused on health and fitness. He became a regular guest because of his contagious positive energy and passion. Even over the radio, you could tell he had been put on this earth for … [Read more...]

Don’t Die from Embarrassment!

Every now and then, if you’re really fortunate, you get to meet someone like Phil Lawler. Phil was special. He was one of those individuals that make you think, “Wow, how blessed I am to count this incredible man as my friend!” I met Phil in the early 2000s when I was hosting a nationally syndicated radio program that focused on health and fitness. He became a regular guest because of his contagious positive energy and passion. Even over the radio, you could tell he had been put on this earth … [Read more...]

Don’t Die from Embarrassment!

Every now and then, if you’re really fortunate, you get to meet someone like Phil Lawler. Phil was special. He was one of those individuals that make you think, “Wow, how blessed I am to count this incredible man as my friend!” I met Phil in the early 2000s when I was hosting a nationally syndicated radio program that focused on health and fitness. He became a regular guest because of his contagious positive energy and passion. Even over the radio, you could tell he had been put on this earth … [Read more...]

What About Obamacaid?

Public opinion regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, runs hot or cold based largely on political party alignment. The reality is the vast majority of Americans have had no significant interaction with Obamacare. I believe most Americans are largely confused regarding what Obamacare is and isn’t. The recent Republican-failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, and the subsequent town hall protests, strengthen my belief in the confusion. Part of the confusion comes from … [Read more...]