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6 Critical Wildfire Preparation Recommendations

This morning while I’m sitting in my office writing this post, I’m thinking about wildfires. According to the ArcGIS website, there are 24 active wildfires in the US. 17 of them are in the state of Florida. That includes the …

3 Key Activities to Prepare for Autonomous Vehicles

This week’s post has been something of a struggle for me. I’ve had to catch up on a lot of terminology and the progress that has been made in the autonomous vehicle world. In way, it has always seemed like …

4 No Nonsense Suggestions to Make the Most of Online Learning

Learning is as much art as it is science. It’s a relationship built between an instructor, an audience, and the content. All three must work together to make the connections within the learner. Those connections turn into changed attitudes, beliefs, …

Underwriting Questions in the Sharing Economy

Here at Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance, the idea of the sharing economy has been a front burner item lately. This week’s webinar is the third (and last) this year on the subject and the second in three weeks. You …

6 Checkpoints Before You Have a Difficult Conversation

I’ve been on both sides of the desk, having a conversation that neither of us wanted to have. I’ve been the leader who needed to address an issue and I’ve been the person that has the issue that needs to …

Why Wait for Someone Else? Create Your Own Training Plan

I recently went back and looked at our survey results to read the comments again. I can’t help but thank you for your honesty and openness in leaving us your comments. As I read through the comments, one jumped off …

5 Words You Can’t Ignore in the Policy

Everywhere I look in my office, I see books, magazines, papers, and screens full of words. From my college books to an old family Bible to my insurance and business books, I’m surrounded by words. I have a laptop with …

3 Reasons Vacant Buildings Make Underwriters Twitch

I spent some time this weekend with some friends who live in another city. We were talking about their church and the neighborhood that its located in. I noticed that the building next door was up for sale so we …

3 Key Responsibilities of Experienced Insurance Leaders

If you’re a close follower of Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance, you already know that we recently conducted a State of Learning in Insurance survey. You may also be aware that we are holding a webinar on Thursday, March 23, 2017 …

4 Reasons that Maybe is My Favorite Insurance Word

Maybe. That’s a word that brings a whole lot of frustration with it, isn’t it? It brings back days when my sons asked about going someplace special, “Dad, are we going to Darien Lake this year?” Maybe. How about this …

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