Allen Balderson - Western & Southern Life

I represent a financial services organization with a heritage of 125 years. Western & Southern Life is a member of Western & Southern Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company and one of the strongest financial groups in the world.

The 3 Biggest Time Sucks That Are Killing Your Productivity--and How to Avoid Them

Key point in this article: The real cost of a quick check or post on social media isn't the 5 minutes it took, it's the 15-30 minutes it now takes you to get back in the flow of what you were doing before you got lured away. Chances are you have fallen prey to one ...two...maybe even all of the following time addictions.

Jill McGruder Featured as Guest on LeadingShe Podcast | Western & Southern Financial Group

Sports, emotions, gender neutrality and life as a working mom. Jill touches on all these topics in her LeadingShe podcast interview. LeadingShe features interviews with executive women who share stories about the obstacles they’ve overcome in a male-dominated world.

Jill McGruder Featured as Guest on LeadingShe Podcast | Western & Southern Financial Group

As a guest on this podcast, Western & Southern’s CMO had this to say: “I’m happy to say that most of the environments I’ve worked in and the people I’ve worked for, gender neutrality has always been table stakes, even though it’s been male-dominated.” LeadingShe features interviews with executive women who share stories about the obstacles they’ve overcome in a male-dominated world.

How To Cope When Your Career Hits A Wall

One tidbit from this article: when your career becomes stalled, come up with a game plan. Here is what you need to do if your career is hitting a wall and you're paralyzed with fear, indecision, disbelief and frustration.

Harvard researchers studied 9 million people to discover the surprising secret to career success

Is the secret to career success choosing the right coworkers? The “Great Man” theory has been firmly debunked. It takes a great team to build workplace success.

Treat them to a path to protection, should something unexpected happen to you. Call me for a complimentary, customized report. It’s my way of saying happy Valentine’s Day.

Planning for your financial future doesn’t have to be complicated. I can provide support and assist in mapping out a plan to help you achieve your goals.

The 4 Main Reasons People Change Careers

If you’re itching to make a career change this year, this Fortune article recommends putting considerable thought into it. Money is important, but it's not the only reason.

5 Social Security Planning Mistakes & How to Avoid Them | Western & Southern Financial Group

Before you start collecting benefits, consider these five common Social Security mistakes. From not paying taxes on benefits to not understanding the earning limit, here are five common Social Security planning mistakes.

How Does Early Retirement Affect Social Security? | Western & Southern Financial Group

Confused about when to collect Social Security? Here's what you need to know. How does early retirement affect Social Security? For every month that you collect benefits before your full retirement age, your monthly benefit is reduced. For some people, it could be better to wait.

How to Find the Right Career Calling and Reduce Stress

Check out these four steps to help get on the right career path for you. The two don't have to be mutually exclusive.

Self-Care Isn’t Just Good For You—It’s Also Good For Your Productivity

No matter how busy you are, taking the time for self-care may boost your productivity. Self-care may sound like a luxury to a lot of leaders, but it’s necessary—not just for your sanity, but also for your productivity.

8 Things You Can Do to Feel Better at Work in 2020

New year, new opportunity to improve how you feel at work… A new year brings a fresh chance to fix old habits holding you back from career success.

3 ways to train your brain to perform better under pressure

Do you experience high-pressure situations at work? These tips may be helpful. Life is filled with high-pressure situations. But you can teach your brain to perform better in these scenarios.

Welcome to a new decade!

Considering a Career Change? Think Before Returning to School | Western & Southern Financial Group

Going back to college may be necessary for a career change, but there are many things to think about first. Going back to college may be necessary for a career change, but there are many things to think about first. Get ready to hit the books!

Hope your new year gives you many reasons to celebrate!

8 Indispensable Pieces Of Work And Career Advice From Toni Morrison

“What Morrison’s career told me is that you could make the time you had your own, no matter what stage of life you were in.” ~Huffington Post The late American novelist shared career lessons that we can all learn from.

Phone Interview Questions to Prepare For

It’s a common step in your job search process to have a phone interview with an employer. This may help you prepare. Make sure you have comprehensive answers for these common phone interview questions.

Agency Managers at Western & Southern are often asked their opinion on different topics. Here’s what David thinks about this one…

5 Easy Ways To Stop Feeling Overwhelmed At Work (And Show Your Leadership)

These tips may help reduce the amount of stress you feel at work. Take small steps to reduce career stress.

Wishing you and your family a very…

Should something happen to you, will those you love have enough money to maintain your current lifestyle? Life insurance can help ease financial burdens of those left behind. Let’s talk.

Wishing you and your family a very…

Today on December 13th, we celebrate the anniversary of the United States National Guard and honor the men and women serving our nation!

Oprah and Melinda Gates Offered the Exact Same Career Advice, and It's Pure Gold

If a job change is in your future, consider this advice. "Fitting in is overrated."

Identifying Your Prospective Company's Culture: What Is It, And How Do You Find Out?

Western & Southern is proud of its company culture, and we welcome you to ask us about it! Culture means something different to most people, so finding a company culture that feels right for you and will be an environment that will allow you to thrive should be the ultimate goal.

Financial Gifts to Consider | Western & Southern Financial Group

Need gift ideas for the holidays? Here are some ideas that may not come immediately to mind. Financial gifts don't always have to be in the form of cash. Here are some ideas to consider.

We are continuing our commitment to helping military spouses find satisfying, challenging and rewarding careers. For the sixth consecutive year, Western & Southern Life has earned the 2020 Military Friendly® Spouse Employer designation from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®.

Recruiters at Western & Southern are often asked their opinion on different topics. Here’s what Patty thinks about this one…

Recruiters at Western & Southern are often asked their opinion on different topics. Here’s what Patty thinks about this one…

The holiday season is a time to gather and celebrate with the ones you love. Have a warm and peaceful holiday!

From our Western & Southern family to yours…

From our Western & Southern family to yours…

Refinancing Student Loans: 5 Things to Consider | Western & Southern Financial Group

Refinancing student loans can help make repayment more affordable, but might not be the right choice for everyone. Refinancing student loans may improve your interest rate, monthly payment or loan term, but there could be drawbacks to consider, too. Here are five things to keep in mind when considering refinancing student loan debt.

How to Pursue Encore Career Opportunities in Retirement | Western & Southern Financial Group

An encore career could be an opportunity to redefine who you want to be in this phase of your life. Retirement doesn't have to mean the end of your professional life. An encore career could open the door to new adventures.

McGruder Helps Kick Off Life Insurance Awareness Month | Western & Southern Financial Group

Our executives are often tapped for their expertise in our industry. In this instance, Western & Southern CMO Jill McGruder is featured in a LIMRA video about life insurance. Jill McGruder is one of three life insurance company senior executives featured in the first episode of LIMRA’s new podcast series, LIMRA Unplugged.

6 Ways You’re Potentially Botching Your Resume

These are good tips to consider for your resume. If you haven’t updated your resume recently or simply have never written a resume before in your life, it’s hard…

How To Master The Elevator Pitch Before Your Next Interview

As this writer suggests, use your elevator pitch at the end an interview when you’re asked, "Do you have anything else you'd like to add?" By mastering your pitch, you can set yourself apart in your next interview and become the master of your destiny.

Messed up in a job interview? Here’s how to recover

Everyone makes mistakes. How you address them can make a difference. Job interview mistakes are inevitable. How you respond can make all the difference.

Happy Veterans Day! On November 11th, we gratefully acknowledge those men and women who have honorably served the United States Armed Forces.

These are the 5 lies you’ve been told about procrastination

Procrastination isn’t always a bad thing. Willpower and time management won’t help you combat it.

Work-Life Balance Is a Myth. Do This Instead

Here’s an interesting perspective on work-life balance. Too often, people are taught to sort what they do between the wrong categories

Job Hunting? A Google Executive Says to Use This 3-Part Resume Formula to Stand Out

Check out these resume tips from a former Google executive. Getting a new job can be tricky, and a recruiter or hiring manager's first impression of you is your resume. Make sure it's outstanding.

Take 5: How to Kickstart a Successful Career

Recent college graduates: these professors have some advice for you. Young professionals, smart decisions now will open doors for you in the future.

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