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Top 10 Blogs Of 2018

Dec 28, 2018 6:30:00 AM

Top 10 2018 - BlogAs we wrap up another year of blogging, I'd like to share some thanks. To our guest bloggers - thank you for sharing your insight and wisdom with us throughout the year! And to all of our readers - thank you for reading and sharing these blogs with others!

Here are the most popular #WhatsTheRisk blogs of 2018:

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10. A Tradition Unlike Any Other...(Turns out it's true!)

by  Brad Serf, Principal at Gibson

Iconic experiences and great organizations don’t just happen by chance. And seeking to understand these massively successful organizations and experiences may help us all achieve our own level of greatness. 


9. Master these 4 leadership styles for the stages of your business

by Jim Canfield, Managing Director at CEO Tools

As the company grows, it requires a different approach for the leader. Knowing when to apply each leadership styles is a crucial skill. 



by Adam Kronk, Head of School for La Lumiere School in LaPorte, Indiana

The road to hell is supposedly paved with good intentions. But perhaps the road to a more satisfying life and career—one we’d each be prouder of—depends on the very same thing.


7. The Next Five Minutes

by Tim Leman, Chairman & CEO at Gibson

'The role of a leader is to create a space where our people can become more than they’ve ever been before, more than they’ve dreamed of being.' Based on this definition, what's your grade as a leader?


6. THe Doctor Is Out

by Tim Leman, Chairman & CEO at Gibson

How do you move away from “The Doctor Is In” approach to a healthier and more productive workplace? 


5. The Paradox of pragmatic optimism

by Tim Leman, Chairman & CEO at Gibson

Leaders, are you able to bridge the duality of pragmatic optimism? 


4. Turning THe Page

by Tim Leman, Chairman & CEO at Gibson

The next time someone pops in unexpectedly, shuts the door behind them and nervously asks, “You got a minute?” take a deep breath and remember, it’s not about you. This is their moment.


3. Attitude & Effort

by Tim Leman, Chairman & CEO at Gibson

A can-do attitude combined with one’s best effort is an unbeatable human combination. 


2. Employee Engagement AS A Leadership Competency

by Charles Rogel, Senior Consultant & VP of Product Development at DecisionWise.

The best investment you can make is in the development of your leaders and their ability to engage their employees.


1. No Education Like Adversity

by Tim Leman, Chairman & CEO at Gibson

What we learn about ourselves when the chips are down far outweighs anything we get while riding high. And those lessons learned or missed follow us into adulthood where grit, resilience, and perseverance seem to be in short supply these days.


Thank you to all our bloggers and readers for making this another great year. I’m looking forward to 2019!

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Tim Leman

Written by Tim Leman

Tim is Chairman and CEO at Gibson. He joined Gibson in 2005 as the Director of the Employee Benefits Practice and became a principal in 2007. He was named President in 2009, CEO in 2011, and elected Chairman of the Board in 2014.

With Tim’s leadership, Gibson has been selected as a Best Places to Work in Indiana, named to Principal’s 10 Best list for employee financial security, maintained its status as a Reagan & Associates Best Practices Agency, recognized as one of 20 Indiana Companies To Watch, and named to the Inc. 5000 list. Read Tim's Full Bio