How Cultured Are You? Change your M.O. to win the war for talent and gain market share. (Part 2 of 2)

“No culture can attempt to live if it attempts to be exclusive.” – Mahatma Gandhi Although culture can initially be shaped by a subset of individuals, integrating their values and beliefs into everyday cultural norms, culture cannot continue to thrive if it attempts to be exclusive of its surroundings. Gandhi could not have stated such a truth so clearly – in order for organizations and the...

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How Cultured Are You? Change your M.O. to win the war for talent and gain market share. (Part 1 of 2)

“It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.” – Henry David Thoreau I must preface this blog post by assuring you that you will not be enlightened on how to appear culturally refined nor will you be presented with a quiz that will evaluate your level of “culturedness.” Rather, your current thought process as it relates to your firm’s...

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SPARK-ing some good: A partnership to support our emerging leaders

SPARK-ing some good: A partnership to support our emerging leaders

The holidays were a perfect time to slow down, reflect and prepare for a new year. In looking back on 2013, one of my personal “highlights” is the development of an emerging partnership with a growing organization to support the educational development of under privileged youth. SPARK is a non-profit organization that provides life-changing apprenticeships to underserved communities across the...

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Solvency II: Have you considered the impact?

Solvency II brings new regulatory requirements for insurance firms operating in the European Union.  Solvency II introduces economic risk-based solvency requirements which are more sophisticated and enable more customized ways of estimating capital requirements. These updated requirements will force insurers to revisit their current technology stacks and general approaches for maintaining an...

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Customers continue channel surfing. What are you doing to retain your insured?

Property and casualty insurance carriers are facing rapid and pervasive changes in how they acquire, retain, and grow customer relationships. Residual effects of the financial crisis, emerging competitors, changing demographics, and technology evolution are just some of the environmental factors forcing a shift within the industry. Customer retention becomes a central focus when designing...

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