Noise?-Monday Morning Memoir 11/24/08
A self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur,” CEO Lorne Zalesin successfully launched five startup companies from the ground level up.
Under Zalesin’s leadership, MyInsuranceExpert.com was formed in November 2006. To date, the company has grown to more than 30 employees and is currently available in nine states. By the end of 2009, MyInsuranceExpert.com will employ 150 people and will be available in 40 states, possibly more.
Zalesin earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Michigan.
He is also a graduate of the William Davidson Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) “Birthing of Giants,” an elite educational program focused on successful leadership practices and unique growth strategies for entrepreneurs.
Most recently, Zalesin served as CEO of Bloomfield Hills, MI-based residential builder Bruce Building Company from 2004-2007.
Zalesin is a licensed residential builder licensed residential real estate broker, and is licensed in life insurance and health insurance. He also is the Chairman of the University of Michigan Hillel Board of Trustees.
Have you ever been frustrated by employee’s who love to spread rumors and create “noise”? In a fast growth business where you learn things everyday you need to make changes quickly.
The noise can really get in your way if you don’t get in front of it. We have been trying to execute on this every week by giving people updates prior to the changes actual release. It relieves tension and it permits people to plan for the next change.
The trade off can be a week delay of the execution of the change but the benefits outweigh the cost.