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How a ‘Sharing’ Workplace Can Undermine Leadership

Sharing personal information with friends and family has long been held by researchers as a way to build rapport and healthy relationships. But between coworkers, that’s not always true. That is at the center of new research conducted at Georgia …

Insurance Leaders Urged to Engage the Smarter People in the Room

As insurance executives fret about helping their companies embrace new technology and change, one CEO offers this idea: Embrace that there are smarter people in the room. “Everybody in my organization is a whole lot smarter than I am,” said …

When Humility in a Boss Pays Off and When It Doesn’t

It’s good for a boss to be humble – as long as that’s what the firm’s employees expect. Some workplace teams showed more creativity if the employees rated their bosses as showing more humility, Ohio State researchers studying workplaces in …

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, …

Peyton Manning’s Pep Talk to Insurance Leaders: ‘You Are Only as Good as the Team Around You’

If retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning felt out of place in a room filled with insurance professionals – miles away from where he was last year on his way to a Super Bowl-winning season – no one would have guessed. …

Milestones in Leadership Conference in Southern California ‘Experiential’

More than 350 business owners and decision makers attended the annual “Milestones In Leadership Summit” in Southern California earlier this month. The event, created by Ronald J. Hoefer, owner and CEO of Milestone Risk Management & Insurance Services in Orange …

Millennials Aspire to Be Workplace Leaders; Seek Training: Survey

As the 80 million millennials (ages 18-33) start to play a larger role in the U.S. workplace, they aspire to lead in business in the next five years, according to a new survey. The Hartford’s 2014 Millennial Leadership Survey found …

China’s State Insurers Give ‘Thumbs Up’ to Party with 50-year Bond Buy

China’s state-owned insurers gave a vote of confidence in the ruling Communist Party as it winds up its five-yearly congress on Wednesday, taking the long view by snapping up a 50-year bond at a low rate. Sovereign bond rates are …

Economic Storm Clouds Continue to Gather over Europe

In many ways Ireland is a “microcosm for Europe,” said Danny McCoy, the Director General of the Irish Business & Employer’s Confederation (IBEC) at the EIF Forum. He described the present situation as a “crisis of government and of business …