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the imperative of increased sustainability blog header, by Nancy Schmidt, CEO of AIA Corporation

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”— Margaret Mead

Although not a small group by most definitions, Millennials and Gen Z – who were born between 1981 and 2010 and comprise 43 percent of the U.S...

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yes, you need a coach blog by nancy schmidt, CEO of AIA corporation

“Coaches and the people they coach know that for the future to be different, we need to change the way we do things in the present…. More often, changes involve shifts in attitudes, thinking, perceptions, and behavior.” ~ Gary Collins

I believe in the power of coaching. There is real value in...

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Transform With Intention blog by CEO of AIA Corporation, Nancy Schmidt

Last month at our AIA National Sales Meeting, Unite 2022, special guests Timothy Andrews and Will Knecht shared compelling stories and advice about transformation to help all of us understand how to transform with intention. In preparation for that discussion, I came across this brief and insightful...

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aia unite 2022 tour of lambeau field

Last month our owners, suppliers, and employees gathered in Appleton Wisconsin for our first in-person National Sales Meeting since 2019! Together, we enjoyed a delicious dine around, tour of the legendary Lambeau Field, good old-fashioned Wisconsin bbq, an awesome trade show, and several valuable...

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The Influence of Communication on Successful Strategy Blog header with CEO of AIA Corporation Nancy Schmidt's headshot

As leaders, shaping organizational strategy is one of our most important roles. We spend a lot of time developing and implementing strategy, yet we rarely talk about what to do when strategy fails. 

 

In 2019, strategy consultant Jeroen Kraaijenbrink identified 20 reasons why strategies...

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blog header: own your journey by Nancy Schmidt, CEO of AIA Corporation

I often encourage members of the AIA Community to own their own journey because I believe ownership and accountability are the bedrock of professional and personal success for each of us.

So what do I mean by “own your journey?” Owning your journey is about creating your own future, taking...

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The Wisdom of Kindness Blog Banner, by Nancy Schmidt, CEO of AIA Corporation

The philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau asked a question in the 1700s that still resonates today. He asked, “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”

His assertion that kindness is wisdom resonates with me as a leader during this period in our history. In a world full of challenges...

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how to create a disaster recovery plan blog header by chris alfano, svp of business technology at aia corporation

A disaster can happen to your business in countless ways. Not being prepared for these situations can make it even more challenging for your company to recover, whether it's a cybersecurity incident, natural disaster, or data breach. Staying proactive by developing a disaster recovery plan for these...

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Blog Header: How Managed IT Services Can Help Your Employees Stay Productive. By Chris Alfano, SVP of Business Technology at AIA Corporation

Creating a productive work environment for your employees should always be a top priority for small business owners. Using new technology is a great way to make jobs easier while also automating basic tasks. A managed service provider can help your small business find different ways to increase...

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4 Mistakes to Avoid While Searching for an IT Service Provider By SVP Of Business Technology at AIA,Chris Alfano

Trying to manage the technical aspects of your business can be a huge undertaking. Outsourcing your IT needs with a managed service provider is a wonderful choice for many small businesses. However, finding the right IT service provider that best meets all of your needs isn’t easy. Not all IT...

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