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Corey Chambas: President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc.
Corey Chambas, President & CEO of First Business Financial Services, Inc. is a featured blogger for IBMadison.com. Corey has over 25 years experience working with local businesses. He currently serves as a director of several of First Business's companies, is a board member of M3 Insurance Solutions, an advisory board member of Bellbrook Labs and Aldine Capital Fund, and a member of the Strategic Issues Campaign Committee for the United Way of Dane County.
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I missed my last blog, as my mom recently passed away. One thing I will share with you is that my mom was truly the nicest person I ever met. That was obviously a wonderful thing for me throughout my life, and I hope at least a little of the niceness rubbed off on me. I think it helped me prosper work-wise, specifically at my current company. That’s because our company’s personality is one of being “nice.” That may sound biased, but being nice is not always the best corporate personality to have.
Nice works for companies like First Business because we’re …
Think about someone you work with and know well. Now think about their greatest strength. Is it a strength or is it a weakness? It’s probably both.
Last week I was talking to a coworker about how “a person’s weakness is an overextension of their strength.” I was surprised to find this was a new concept to her, as it is so familiar to me. The idea that a strength, in excess, could become a weakness was explained to me by my mentor, Jerry Smith, about 20 years ago, and I’ve found it to be true in many situations with many different …
That doesn’t sound too exciting, does it? We all want the new year to be not just different, but, well ... better. But unless you do something different, why should it be? Remember the definition of insanity - doing the same thing and expecting different results.
So how do you ensure you won’t just do the same things and get the same results, at work or in your personal life? First, you need to start at the end.What do you want the results to be? For many, this is year-end review time, New Year’s resolution time, and the perfect time to …