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[CEO Series] 7 Tips To Become a Better Influencer

May 30, 2016 1:02:02 PM / by Raymond E. DiDonna posted in Thought Leadership, CEO Series

Have you ever thought about how many instances there are in a day where you influence other people? The budget you need to get approval on, the client who is so close to signing on the dotted line, the colleague who can’t decide between pizza or salad for lunch. All of these are just a few examples of opportunities you have to influence – and those are just instances in the workplace! Your personal life is full of them, too. So when you come across these moments where you have the potential to influence another person, you want to be as successful as possible.

I recently had the chance to speak about Critical Influencing Skills for Advancing Professionals at the 2016 TAI User Group Meeting. The conference is primarily focused on educating TAI users on updates and advancements in their reinsurance software solutions. This year was an exciting one, where they announced the release of two new products: Connector and Insights. So you may be wondering where the discussion around influencing fits in? Well, 

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Two Necessary Business Strategies For Continued Growth

Apr 26, 2016 5:40:04 PM / by Raymond E. DiDonna posted in LOGiQ3 Culture, Thought Leadership, CEO Series

So you’ve made it past the ten year mark as a company. That’s a huge accomplishment (and one we celebrated this year) considering 90% of startups fail. You are proud of what you have accomplished but you’re likely focused on the future and how to continue building on that growth and momentum. In other words, how can your business grow bigger and get better all while maintaining success. As CEO, this is a question I am tasked with every day. Of course the specific answers to this question will look different for every company but I think there are a two overarching strategies that can lead you to continued success. Find out what they are below.

 

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Attending SOA 2015 Annual Meeting? Hear from our CEO, Ray!

Oct 7, 2015 7:58:07 AM / by Nick Joly posted in Thought Leadership, Industry News, CEO Series

Earlier this year, we released a free eBook download from our CEO, Ray DiDonna titled "Critical Influencing Skills" for Professionals Looking to Advance in their Careers. The series of articles that formed this eBook were originally published for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Publication: The Stepping Stone. It proved to be extremely popular with over 100 professionals downloading their copies across North America. While the content was originally written for actuaries, what we found was that it was extremely applicable to professionals looking to advance in their careers, both in and out of the life insurance and reinsurance industry.

Speaking at SOA Annual Meeting!

At this year's SOA Annual Meeting (SOA 2015), our very own Ray DiDonna, CEO LOGiQ3, has been invited to speak and host a workshop where he will be presenting  the core message of this eBook.  The details of Ray's workshop can be found on the Society of Actuaries Website, or we have them listed for you here:

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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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[Expert Article] Managing with Metrics

Jul 15, 2015 3:47:54 PM / by Raymond E. DiDonna posted in Expert Articles, CEO Series

Originally Published in the The Stepping Stone, August, 2014. Copyright 2014 by the Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg, Illinois. Reprinted with Permission.

A popular definition of a leader is someone who produces superior results through the work of others. Two of the greatest challenges a leader faces are knowing how to build a high-performance team to achieve superior results and then instituting the mechanisms necessary to actually create that team. Now, there are several key areas that a manager must focus on, such as creating a team vision, providing consistent coaching and mentoring, and rewarding outstanding performance. In this article, however, I want to focus on Managing with Metrics as a key driver of creating a high-performance team. And this concept applies equally to the team as a whole, as well as its individual members. 

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[CEO Series]: New Focus to Benefit our Clients

Apr 2, 2015 6:30:00 AM / by Raymond E. DiDonna posted in Thought Leadership, LOGiQ3, Industry News, APEXA, CEO Series

This is the first of a multi-part CEO Series, written by our new CEO, Raymond E. DiDonna. These are exciting times for LOGiQ3 and I am honored to have the opportunity to step in and lead this successful, growing company. As I thought about joining the team, I spent a lot of time thinking about the company I have gotten to know over the past couple of years as a joint venture partner, and quickly realized there are a few key things I love about LOGiQ3 that ultimately made the decision an easy one.

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