The THINK Blog

Think You're Cut Out to be a Team Mentor? Try this Quiz!

Sep 28, 2015 4:15:30 PM / by Mervyn Gillson posted in Underwriting, Training, E-Learning / Training

Mentoring has been around a long time. In fact, it is said to have originated when Odysseus went to fight in the Trojan War and he put his trusted friend, Mentor, in charge of his son, Telemachus. The term mentor has generally come to define someone with more experience being able to help someone with less  experience by sharing their wisdom and knowledge.

Mentoring is different than coaching in that a mentor supplements the coaching provided by the person’s boss/supervisor/manager. In fact a person can, and should, have more than one mentor so that a breadth of knowledge and experience can be learned. A mentee can definitely learn from more than one mentor because it gives them different perspectives.

So, in order to find out if you have what it takes to be a mentor, take a shot at answering the 10 questions we’ve crafted for you here in this Mentorship 101 Quiz!

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Insights from INBOUND15 and How YOU Can Affect Change in Your Company

Sep 23, 2015 2:27:42 PM / by Nick Joly posted in Marketing

As you may know, at LOGiQ3 we are big believers of the inbound marketing method. It is a progressive approach for many industries still today, and can be applied across all business departments, not just marketing. One of the many reasons we feel so strongly about inbound is the belief that we are attracting and engaging with the right kinds of people. And by "right", I mean people who think & feel similarly as we do about a number of things both within our organization and out. Whether it's engaging people who believe in our 11 Maxims and hiring for fit, or doing business with a new client, it all comes back to inbound, sort of. Let me explain. 

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The Value of Corporate Transparency

Sep 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM / by Simon Bell posted in LOGiQ3, Expert Articles

In past years, I believe it is safe to say that transparency, as a corporate value was less prominent than it is today. More and more, we’re seeing organizations prioritize transparency as a business practice in many of their actions and communications, especially progressive companies. This is definitely the case at LOGiQ3, however, recently we had to make a call on transparency which I thought I'd share with folks who may have found themselves in a similar situation and to hopefully gain feedback on our decision.

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Searching for Business Insight? Are You Looking in the Right Places?

Sep 17, 2015 9:49:02 AM / by Chris Murumets posted in Expert Articles, CEO Series

This is the first in a series of posts by several of us on the senior leadership team to share some of the learnings we have had along the way at LOGiQ3 and discuss what we’ve learned in building a business. To be clear, there will be no definitive advice, or “do these 10 things” types of content.  That’s just not how it works.  However, in sharing some of the insight that we have learned, hopefully there will be some words that give you pause, or perhaps resonate with something that happened in your career, and just might provide you some thoughts and ideas on where to go next. So here we go….

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10 Superhero Tips of Public Speaking

Sep 11, 2015 3:23:13 PM / by Natalie Ho posted in LOGiQ3, Marketing, Expert Articles

I have a major love/hate relationship with public speaking. On one hand, I am given the opportunity to share my experience and advice with people who exhibit a similar interest but on another, well… like most of you, I get nervous!

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[CEO Series] How You (and your Business) can PROFIT from a Mid-Year Business Assessment

Sep 1, 2015 1:25:18 PM / by Raymond E. DiDonna

It’s hard to believe that 2015 is already more than half over.  Where does the time go?  I always find that summer is not only the perfect time to take a breath and get refreshed, but also the time to take stock of how things are going thus far. While checking in on your business performance should be a regular occurrence, in this blog post I want to write about what we do at LOGiQ3 to take stock of how we are doing both at the company level, and the employee level. Hopefully you will find this insight to be applicable to your business, so that you too can find ways to profit from a mid-year business assessment.

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The Reinsurance Analyst's Guide for Beginners

Aug 24, 2015 12:42:54 PM / by Aminaz Mitha posted in Reinsurance

Being completely new to the concept of reinsurance, I only knew that reinsurance is insurance for insurance companies, but it was after joining LOGiQ3 was I able to understand the concept of one insurer ceding part or all of its own risk on a policy or group of policies to one or more reinsurers in a little more detail.

However, reinsurance is a vast concept and can be overwhelming when exposed to all at once. As a reinsurance analyst, I very quickly learnt, that to fully understand and grasp the bigger picture, I had to understand the very basics of reinsurance first. So what is this basic information that I recommend you know if you’re new to reinsurance and reinsurance administration? Here it is: 

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Using LOGiQ3's E-Learning Program to Complement your Life Underwriting Insurance Designation Studies

Aug 21, 2015 1:18:45 PM / by Seema Samad posted in Underwriting, E-Learning / Training

Hi there,

My name is Seema and I’m one of LOGiQ3’s life underwriters. Not long ago, one of my wonderful colleagues and of course friend, here at LOGiQ3 wrote a blog post titled;   “The Reinsurance Analyst's Guide to Achieving your FLMI, ARA & ACS” which provided some insight on what is needed to own your career in the Reinsurance industry and take it to the next level. On a similar note, my goal with this blog post I have for you here is to shed light on how Underwriters can gain a competitive edge while studying for their professional designations, FALU and FLMI.

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Summer Internships: An Inside Look at why YOU Should Apply!

Aug 12, 2015 8:30:00 AM / by Max Kraus posted in LOGiQ3 Culture, LOGiQ3, Summer Internship

One of the most exciting and challenging times in an individual’s life is their first week in a new role at a new company; “how will I fit in with my coworkers? Will I bear the brunt of the water cooler gossip? Do they have a deluxe Keurig machine?” The aspect of a person’s new job that is most nerve racking is not the tasks of the job, nor is it the meetings you will have to contribute to, but it is how you will gel with the organization’s culture and beliefs.

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5 Ways Millennials Are Reshaping the Underwriting Space

Aug 10, 2015 11:56:16 AM / by Lindsay Loft posted in Underwriting

If you’re a millennial underwriter like I am, you’ve likely heard about “the good old days of underwriting – and like any industry that existed before the big tech BOOM, many would tell you that in fact, the good old days are very, very different from today!

As a millennial in the life underwriting industry, I’m fortunate to have begun my career with many great advancements in technology that have made my day-to-day as convenient and simplified as possible, affording me more time to concentrate on my work and develop as an underwriter.

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