Elevating Expectations


Insuring your business + ensuring your results

by Kristi Birkeland on Jul 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Millennial Workers Are All Grown Up. And They Are Leaving You.

When you think of millennials, who comes to mind? Those lazy, entitled kids fresh out of high school or college?


Millennials aren’t kids...

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by Kristi Birkeland on Jun 26, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Can Charitable Giving Make Your Employees healthier?

You know charitable giving is good for the community, and for the various individuals being helped by non-profit organizations providing shelters,...

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by Kristi Birkeland on May 8, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Why Quick Responses Are Overrated

When it comes to communication, are you a first responder? Do you answer emails instantly and pick up your phone no matter what? Are you secretly...

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by Wendy Keneipp on Apr 27, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Afraid to Try Anything New? Get Ready to Become Irrelevant.

We tend to avoid things that scare us, and this can be a good thing. Steering clear of bears, for example.

And yet we often avoid “scary” things...

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by Kristi Birkeland on Apr 17, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Your Customers Don’t Care How Long You’ve Been in Business

This may be hard to imagine, but people are not choosing your company, product, or service because you’ve been in business for a hundred years.

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by Kristi Birkeland on Apr 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM

Online is the New First Impression

We all know how important a first impression is. It can be a friend maker, a breath taker, or a deal breaker.

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by Kristi Birkeland on Mar 20, 2018 3:00:00 AM

LinkedIn Habits You Need to Break

LinkedIn is your professional presence. It’s your online business card. It’s a virtual networking event that never shuts down. Yes! You’re...

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by Kevin Trokey on Sep 12, 2017 3:00:00 AM

A Strong Organizational Culture Buys You A Bigger Margin of Error

There's a lot of talk about the benefits of a strong organizational culture, and increasing amounts of research to back it up. Great company...

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by Kristi Birkeland on Jul 18, 2017 3:00:00 AM

Why We Think We Deserve Everything for FREE

When did we stop being willing to pay for the things we value? Who told us we should get everything for free?

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by Kristi Birkeland on Jun 30, 2017 3:00:00 AM

How to Build a Vacation-friendly Culture (and avoid employee burnout)

Once upon a time, we all bought into the notion that everybody was “working for the weekend.”

We also bought into righteous guitar solos, mullets,...

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