Josh's Story On Growth and Leadership

When I began my career at Principal, I was quickly promoted. I act as manager at the Principal Employee Financial Center—an on-site financial center for employees. My days are busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. The variety is one thing I love about Principal.

I'm pleased to say that I'm also a leader in the organization. With company resources, training programs and mentors, I'm continuing to improve my leadership skills. With my leader's encouragement and coaching, I've stretched myself and grown my skills. The greatest responsibility I have is finding opportunities to use the talents of the individuals on my team. My goal is to help them gain the experience they need to do their job well and prepare them for their next career step. My leaders have done that for me. Beyond my leadership responsibilities, I am a business lead for our disaster recovery efforts, our business process improvement projects and our internal quality assurance program, just to name a few.