The Power of A Personal Note – Legacy of George HW Bush

Hey, there. Michael Stack here, CEO of AMAXX. Our former president, George H.W. Bush, passed away recently at the age of 94. Mr. Bush was a tremendous leader who left a lasting impact and legacy on our nation. And more close to home for me, in my hometown where I live with my family in Kennebunkport, Maine, Mr. Bush and Barbara Bush’s impact on our small town here has certainly been felt.



Honor Life & Legacy of a Great Leader


When we look at the life of a great leader, we look at their legacy. We need to look at what are those lessons that we can learn from them and apply to our lives to improve our outcome, to improve our situation, and more specifically, for our purposes today, improve our work comp programs.



Power of Personal Notes


I want to draw your attention to one of Mr. Bush’s best practices, which was writing personal notes. It’s looked at an old-fashioned practice, but he would write notes to foreign leaders. He would write notes to celebrities if he sat by them at a dinner. He even wrote a note to his granddaughter when his granddaughter was born, and passing around the internet, the letter that he wrote to the incoming president, Bill Clinton, you can see and read the spirit of how he lived.



Send Get Well Card to Injured Workers


When we look at our work comp programs, when one of your employees gets injured, can you take the time to write them a get well card? Say, “Hey, John. I’m sorry you got injured. We look forward to having your spirit back as part of the team as soon as possible.” Something along those lines. Taking the time to put pen to paper, there is no better way through written communication to make that personal connection.


It’s not sending a text. It’s not sending an email. There’s something magical about putting that pen to paper and dropping that card in the mail. Take that lesson from Mr. Bush’s life and legacy. Apply it to our programs, and you will see dramatic results.


Again, I’m Michael Stack, CEO of AMAXX, and remember your work today in worker’s compensation can have a dramatic impact on your company’s bottom line. But it will have a dramatic impact on someone’s life. So be great.




Michael Stack - AmaxxAuthor Michael Stack, CEO Amaxx LLC. He is an expert in workers’ compensation cost containment systems and helps employers reduce their workers’ comp costs by 20% to 50%.  He works as a consultant to large and mid-market clients, is a co-author of Your Ultimate Guide To Mastering Workers Comp Costs, a comprehensive step-by-step manual of cost containment strategies based on hands-on field experience, and is founder & lead trainer of Amaxx Workers’ Comp Training Center .



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