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Building a Diverse Agency Culture

By William Stevens | April 26, 2017

Penn Mutual was recently one of six financial services firms that participated in a groundbreaking, industry-wide survey of agency culture. Diversity — of age, gender, ethnic background, and thought — is important to the future of Penn Mutual. The research conducted by FlexPaths presented a unique opportunity for us to explore whether we have been successful at building a culture of diversity at the agency level.

So What’s All the Fuss About Teaming?

By Susan Notaras | March 28, 2017

About two years ago, Penn Mutual decided to pilot an initiative surrounding team selling, starting with just five firms and doubling that in the second year. We saw positive results in productivity and retention, enough to move teaming from a piloted initiative to a contributing strategy.

Creating Successful Careers for Veterans

By Danny Noles | February 15, 2017

For the past few months, our agency has been busy with an idea we call “High Five a Hero” as a way of showing our thanks to those serving in the military. But we’re also going one step beyond just thanking veterans by recruiting them as advisers.

Doubling Penn Mutual’s Field Force, Doubling Down on Diversity

By Jessica Choi | January 24, 2017

Eileen McDonnell wrote recently about Penn Mutual’s ambition to become one of the top ten life insurance companies by 2025, and a large part of that effort depends on growing and diversifying our field force.

Choosing to Lead: Penn Mutual Aims to be Top Ten in Life Insurance Sales by 2025

By Eileen C. McDonnell | January 10, 2017

Penn Mutual has moved from the 38th to the 17th position in new life sales since the “Great Recession”. Now we are laser focused on breaking into the top ten by 2025!

“Volunteer Time” Makes Giving Back a Top Company Priority

By Jennifer Moroney | December 13, 2016

About a year and a half ago, Penn Mutual implemented a Community Involvement Policy where full-time associates could use up to 8 hours of volunteer time each year. This has completely transformed Penn Mutual’s community outreach. It became a tangible indication that “giving back” was a top priority for the company.

Making the Transition from Military to Civilian Life

By Dennis Wilson | November 8, 2016

I joined the Navy for personal reasons. I had dropped out of college, and I felt lost. My great uncle told me stories about my grandfather and how serving in the Navy had changed his life. My mom was against it, but joining the Navy turned out to be the best decision I ever made. Then it came time for me to leave the military and rejoin civilian life.

The Seven Ps that Will Change Your Life

By John Laurito | November 2, 2016

Success is all about the small differences. Most people think being a top performer means you have to do things two, to three or four times better than average, which is simply not true. I was recently asked to speak with our Penn Mutual interns as part of their training curriculum. Here is what I told them about planning for success.

A Day in the Life of a Penn Mutual Intern

By Jessica Choi | September 28, 2016

We just finished up our inaugural Penn Mutual Pathways Internship(SM) program, intended for students going into their junior and senior year of college who are interested in careers as financial advisors. I’d like to share some videos created by the interns themselves about their experiences.

The Secret to My Success: Always Look Five to 10 Years Ahead

By Maury Stewart | September 20, 2016

You might think it’s strange that someone who has been in the industry for more than 60 years is so focused on the need to change, but, frankly, the insurance industry has always been about change.