A message from Jeff Hughes, CEO, GAMA International
The complexity of leading an insurance and financial services distribution organization is daunting. If you are reading this, this is not news to you. But how well are you coping with regulatory, marketing, operations, compliance, selling, technology and business management aspects of your work? If your response is, “Well, I do it myself,” I can only suggest that, if you lead a small business, you will stay small or get smaller and, if you are growing, be sure that your life and disability premiums are paid up because you are on the fast track to an emotional and physical meltdown.
You associations, GAMA Canada and GAMA International, recognize and respect the realities and business risks you face in leading a local or regional distribution organization in these challenging economic times and we offer a solution to you: build a leadership team around your vision and your organizational mission and grow while the competition is shrinking away. In these tough times, the best leaders invest in themselves and their leadership teams readying themselves for explosive growth as the curve shifts upward.
“Easier said than done,” you say. Right! That is why GAMA International is hosting the very first LAMP dedicated to building, growing and sustaining high-performing leadership teamsLead Your Team to Growth. In Atlanta, March 22-25, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself and your leadership team in the very best practices of augmenting your team with the insights and how-tos of your peers across all sectors of this industry.
Here are just a very few examples of what you can expect to experience at LAMP:
From the Main Platform:
Joe Jordan a master speaker and business insider who has the ability to tell us the brutal truth and at the same time give us reassurance that the answers are at hand. He was the #1 rated speaker at LAMP 2007 in Toronto.
Leo Tucker, Jr. a rising star in the Northwestern Mutual field distribution organization, Leo is a master leadership team builder who is in the midst of building a powerhouse distribution organization. He’ll share his story and insights.
Norm Levine an industry treasure and internationally respected and innovative field leader and team builder. Norm was the #1 rated Leading Practices Session speaker at LAMP 2008 in San Francisco.
In the Leading Practices Sessions:
Building High-Performance Leadership Teams GAMA Foundation research newest offering delivered both to traditional and multi-line field leaders, provides compelling insights and solutions to building your own high-performance leadership team.
The Amazing Power of Peer-to-Peer Accountability one of three special two-hour leadership team sessions this session will provide insights on how to make office teams accountable to one another.
LoTT Leaders of Today and Tomorrow a special program for emerging and rising new leaders delivered by Hall of Fame inductee, Burr Anderson will show you how to leverage resources, research and leading practices to catapult your career to new heights.
These are just a small sampling of the superlative leadership team-building experiences you can expect to have at LAMP in Atlanta. And to underscore the theme of the session, GAMA International offers special team pricing and a GAMA International Leadership Team Award to all teams who attend.
And if you need one more reason to come to LAMP...the weather is much nicer in Atlanta in mid-March than it is in Newfoundland.
See you and 2,500 of our closest friends on Peach Street.