Episode 184: The 3 Cs of Your Agency Success

Your Culture and Correct Communication are the fundamentals that are needed in order to have a successful agency.  Joel joins me to talk about these 3 Cs and uncover the nine modules that UPP has developed to help you bring these fundamentals to the forefront of your agency.

Highlights:

  • Core values are the heartbeat of your business. They define who you are, what you stand for, and what you won’t stand for.
  • You have to use caution that you are not over communicating causing message burnout.
  • Culture is the key to building a customer focused culture.
  • What are you doing it as an agency owner, to share the value of independent learning with your team?
  • Design your interview questions in the manner that can get the right people into your culture.
  • Motivation is external but you should be doing it in a way that increases their own internal drive.
  • You set the bar for what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable. Your team is always watching how you hold yourself and others accountable.
  • We highlight some books that the avid learner and leader should check out to build your agency culture.

 

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Website: http://unstoppableprofitproducer.com/

Virtual Events: http://www.uppfaststart.com/

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Podcast: http://unstoppableprofitpodcast.com

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In Person Training: http://beunstoppablebootcamp.com

Episode 181: Agency Culture by Design with Patrick O’Neill

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” — Jonathan Swift

Today’s guest excels at just that.

Patrick O’Neill joins me to discuss their intentional choice to address their culture and make it better.  Identifying 30 fundamentals that they wanted to see within their organization, the O’Neill Group took action and created a culture that has seen them being recognized as a Best Practice Agencies by Reagan Consulting. Learn how they accomplished this and so much more.

Highlights:

  • Think about what you want the outcome to be, and then do something about it.
  • You can spend a lot of time reading and trying to implement things yourself, or you can spend the money, bring in a coach and implementer and create the success you want with guidance.
  • You have got to be clear on what those behaviors are that drive success, then you must find ways to ritualize those behaviors in everyday practice.
  • Having identified fundamentals creates a culture where everybody is speaking the same language.
  • One of the foundations of, culture by design is to lead by example, so the fundamentals are behaviors that you can learn, observe and coach within them.
  • Culture can become an institutionalized process, like a sales process or a finance process.

 

Book Resources Mentioned:

Three Impossible Promises: The inspiring true story of Olympic Gold and how Organizational Culture Means Everything by Gerry Pearce

Fundamentally Different by David J. Friedman

Culture by Design by David J. Friedman

 

About Our Guest:

Patrick O’Neill is a Certified Risk Architect, Certified Risk Manager, Certified Insurance Counselor, (Former CPA), President and CEO of The O’Neill Group.

As a family owned business, I love what I do and am very proud of our team of servant leaders. We are dedicated to protecting our clients with our innovative, unique and distinguished process that we call Beyond Insurance 365. As outsourced strategic risk managers, we help privately held business owners, professionals, non profits and individuals manage and mitigate risk.

We specialize in complex risk issues, fleet safety, management liability, professional liability, non-profit organizations and broad areas of manufacturing, distribution, construction services and more.

Our agency and employees have been recognized as Outstanding Business of the Year, Corporate Citizen of the Year, along with other awards. Each and every team member is given 30 hours of paid time off annually to serve non-profit organizations in our community. They are making a difference in the lives of others through their service.

https://oneillinsurance.com/

 

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Website: http://unstoppableprofitproducer.com/

Virtual Events: http://www.uppfaststart.com/

Email [email protected]

Podcast: http://unstoppableprofitpodcast.com

Virtual Training: http://uppfaststart.com

In Person Training: http://beunstoppablebootcamp.com

Episode 164: A Culture of Ownership

Cultural transformation.  The culture of your business is changing, and you need to meet it head-on to adapt and continue to grow your business.  In this episode, I will discuss some key ways to help you transform your business to get a Culture of Ownership with accountability and empowerment. You will also discover the eight characteristics of a culture of ownership

Key Takeaways:

  • Empowerment – You want everybody to be empowered to be able to act and operate and to make their decisions on their own without the intervention of anybody else as if they were an owner.
  • If you want an uptick in your growth, it starts with you.
  • Every business should have identified at its core what its values are.
  • You should have somewhere between three and seven identified core values.
  • There are 20 characteristics to incorporate into your beliefs to help build your core values
  • When you create a culture of ownership, you’ve got patriots, not mercenaries.
  • If you’re going to transform your culture, you’ve got to take steps to coach them, to lead them on why this is important
  • The eight characteristics of a culture of ownership are based on you having a plan that they can buy int

 

Until next time, get out there and make a difference, be unstoppable, and leave no regrets!

 

Mike Stromsoe
The Unstoppable Profit Producer
Call 800-770-9984
Website: http://unstoppableprofitproducer.com/
Virtual Events: http://www.uppfaststart.com/

Email [email protected]

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