The Fundamentals of Performance Management | Minnesota Employee Benefits Group

The right performance management process for your organization depends in large part on what you want to accomplish with it and what you’re willing to invest in it. Here are some principles to keep in mind when deciding on your policy and performing assessments: Performance reviews are often stressful and difficult because the employees don’t … Continued

Top Strategies of Relationship Marketing | Minnesota Benefits Team

As a business, you are constantly managing your sales funnel–from the first point of contact with a prospect to their purchase of your service.  But it doesn’t (and shouldn’t) stop there. Perhaps the most important part of your sales funnel is the follow-up post-sale. It’s in this time of follow-up that you build the ongoing … Continued

The Power of Praise | MN Employee Benefits Advisors

Think for a minute about all you have done today. Now, from that list of tasks, how many would you say you have done well? Again, from the list of tasks you feel you’ve done a good job on, how many were you praised for by your manager or even a co-worker? We all crave … Continued

3 Tips for Effective Goal Setting | MN Benefits Consultants

There is never a better time to look towards the future than right now. Goal setting does not need to be constrained to the start of a new year. So, let’s look at three helpful tips for effective goal setting. First, what is a goal? A goal is defined as “the object of a person’s … Continued

Effective Leadership Begins with You | MN Employee Benefits

If you search Merriam-Webster for the meaning of “leader,” you will find some interesting definitions: Something that leads: such as something that ranks first A person who leads: such as a person who has commanding authority or influence Now, think of those in leadership in your life. Do they line up with these definitions of … Continued

March Madness 2019: The Ball is in Your Court | Employee Benefits

March Madness is upon us, and there is no avoiding it. Selection Sunday, when the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee announces which 68 teams made the 2019 tournament, is March 17. Games begin with the First Four on March 19 and 20 and culminate with the Final Four April 6 and 8. While this … Continued

Be the Boss You Want to See in the World | Benefit Advisors Agency

An article in the Harvard Business Review suggests that the traits that make someone become a leader aren’t always the ones that make someone an effective leader. Instead, efficacy can be traced to ethicality. Here are a few tips to be an ethical leader. Humility tops charisma A little charisma goes a long way. Too … Continued

Moments of Clarity: Being Transparent | Employee Benefits Advisors

Aristotle was right when he said, “Nature abhors a vacuum.” Companies and politicians like to say that they’re transparent, when in fact, they’re often the opposite. And, as in nature, in the absence of facts, people will often fill their minds with what is perceived. If you’re working at a company, rather than being one … Continued

Chris Schneeman Attends Million Dollar Round Table | Employee Benefits Firm

SevenHills Cleveland’s Chris Schneeman attended the Million Dollar Round Table   (MDRT) “Top of the Table” conference in Kauai, HI this week. A highlight of the event was meeting Dr. Rick Rigsby and hearing him deliver a powerful message about living a life that “makes an impact, not just an impression.” We at SevenHills Cleveland want … Continued