The Insurance Every Leader Needs

Kevin Eikenberry

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February 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2015 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! It is important that leaders revisit employee goals consistently to insure that employees’ goals are aligned with the company’s goals.” Leadership Development Leadership development carnival

January 2015 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

This Leadership Development Carnival is the first of 2015 and the first since the Lead Change Group has taken the reins from Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership. Since the first Leadership Development Carnival in July 2008 , our community has grown, evolved, and thrived.

The Leadership Development Carnival: Ides of March Edition


How do you insure that other leaders are supporting the culture as well? . Development Dimensions International Talent Management intelligence author Mark Phelps explores the question Are We Missing the Mark on How to Develop Leaders?

On Leadership, Threats and Operational Security

Linked 2 Leadership

Leadership Development Organizational Health Professional Growth cyber insurance small business leadership small business protection web protectionA few years ago, a small business in San Diego was hit my malicious cyber attacks over the internet that were launched from local IP addresses. As they were protected as much as they felt they could be, they contacted the national carrier to deal with the denial-of-service component of the problem. Too Small to […].

Driverless Cars Will Change Auto Insurance. Here’s How Insurers Can Adapt

Harvard Business Review

There is little doubt that the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will have a huge impact on the automobile insurance industry. Since insuring privately owned vehicles is what the auto insurance industry has been all about, insurers have every reason to be concerned about their future growth and profitability. However, auto insurers have one factor weighing in their favor: The shift to fully autonomous vehicles will be gradual. Infrastructure insurance.

It's Time We Develop A New Relationship With Work

Mills Scofield

It's Time We Develop A New Relationship With Work. No doubt this is why so many insurance and retirement planning companies rely on images of retired couples lounging on a boat off some tropical island, or taking up salsa dancing lessons before enjoying a night on the town.

Blockchain Could Make the Insurance Industry Much More Transparent

Harvard Business Review

While Edward Lloyd is largely credited with commercializing the insurance industry, with the creation of his namesake firm, Lloyd’s, over 330 years ago, the original concept of spreading risk (or “mutualizing”) goes back even further. Both then and in 1686, when Lloyd’s was born in a London coffee house, the global insurance industry was a business of utmost good faith , as it remains today. The top 10 insurance brokers in the U.S.

Can Insurance Companies Incentivize Their Customers to Be Healthier?

Harvard Business Review

The behavioral biases play out in a simple paradox: People overconsume health care but underconsume prevention, and insurers or taxpayers are left with the bill. The same plays out with many lines of insurance, where the immediate benefits of poor choices outweigh the often hidden cost of dealing with their consequences, such as reckless driving or failing to flood-proof infrastructure in highly exposed communities. The result is a structural transformation of insurance.

How One Insurance Firm Learned to Create an Innovation Culture

Harvard Business Review

One company that’s making headway on that goal is CSAA Insurance Group (CSAA IG), one of the insurance companies affiliated with the 55 million-member American Automobile Association (AAA). ” They also made it part of their talent management approach: Innovation was added to the company’s values statement and included as a core competency to consider in assessing, rewarding, and developing employees.

Running a State Health Insurance Marketplace

Harvard Business Review

can now purchase private health insurance in 14 state-based marketplaces (SBMs), along with the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM). Let me start with a few basic facts about health insurance marketplaces: Subsidies for low- and moderate-income Americans.

Insurance Isn’t Safe from Digital Upheaval

Harvard Business Review

The industries most susceptible to disruption are those selling information-based services that can be delivered digitally – and a perfect example is the insurance industry. We estimate that up to $400 billion in insurance premiums could change hands within the industry over the next year. And outsiders are responding, already experimenting with digital approaches to insurance. Of course, it takes more than market research and distribution to be an insurer.

Beyond getting "started" - initiate.take action! (On site, talking about individual leadership development today.)

Jason Womack

I'm here on a referral from someone I'd met years ago, while working with Progressive Insurance, here near Cleveland. One of the things about traveling, is I get to see new places and meet new people every day.

How the Insurance Industry Can Push Us to Prepare for Climate Change

Harvard Business Review

It might seem, then, that private insurance can be of little help in addressing climate change. There’s concern that for-profit insurers won’t want to insure risky properties, and that individuals won’t have the wherewithal to buy insurance plans in the first place. It’s certainly true that private insurance is not enough, on its own, to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Nonetheless, private insurance has a significant role to play.

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Riders in Alphabet’s Waymo Cars Will Now Be Insured

Harvard Business Review

a venture-backed insurance startup, to provide some reassurance against unexpected events for riders who will be testing its upcoming autonomous shuttle service. The insurance coverage will include several protections for passengers for the duration of each trip including lost property, trip interruption benefits, and medical expense reimbursement. Based in San Francisco, all insurance in the US is delivered byTr?v v Insurance Solutions, LLC, a licensed insurance producer.

Insurance Companies’ Untapped Digital Opportunity

Harvard Business Review

Consumers fumed over the rollout of and the state health insurance exchanges last fall. For consumers accustomed to easy shopping on Amazon or eBay, choosing a health insurance plan online was an exercise in frustration. That frustration highlights how important it is for insurers – not only health insurers, but also property and casualty and, increasingly, life insurers – to master digital. So what does digital excellence in insurance look like?

How to Persuade the Young and the Healthy to Sign Up for Health Insurance

Harvard Business Review

tax law has made this task even harder with its elimination of the individual mandate for health insurance, a part of the Affordable Care Act that requires individuals to buy insurance or risk having to pay a tax penalty. We believe that a modified approach to HDHPs — one that uses value-based insurance design (V-BID) — can both bolster HDHP enrollment and encourage people not to skip essential care. Zelma Brezinska/EyeEm/Getty Images.

Insurance Isn’t Safe from Digital Upheaval

Harvard Business Review

The industries most susceptible to disruption are those selling information-based services that can be delivered digitally – and a perfect example is the insurance industry. We estimate that up to $400 billion in insurance premiums could change hands within the industry over the next year. And outsiders are responding, already experimenting with digital approaches to insurance. Of course, it takes more than market research and distribution to be an insurer.

How Life Insurers Can Bring Their Business into the 21st Century

Harvard Business Review

Life insurance is – or should be – a central element in most households’ financial planning. Yet life insurance sales have been on a steady decline for years. Only 44% of households had any life insurance in 2010, which is a 50-year low.

What the Insurance Industry Can Do to Fix Health Care

Harvard Business Review

Health insurance companies are uniquely positioned to save the day in our ailing health system. Yes, you heard me correctly: health insurers. Health insurers — or “payers” — are reviled nearly universally. All this makes insurers unlikely heroes. Insurers increasingly look like the folks who can do the job and reinvent their business at the same time. Insurers are well-positioned to provide all this.

Monday Thoughts (Thanks to Paul Schwend)


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Monday Thoughts (Thanks to Paul Schwend) Paul Schwend is a wonderful friend who lives in Florida and is referred to as an ‘ Insurance Man’. Paul made my weekend by sending me a wonderful book titled “ Soul Happy ” – a brilliant compilation (by Kobi Yamada) of soulful thoughts on some of the core facets of life. My family read the book and totally enjoyed the compilation.

Many People Are Born Gays and Lesbians - They're Not That Way by.

Building Personal Strength

Should a gay couple be covered by the health insurance of the employed spouses benefits package? It also explains the issues related to developing sexual orientation. Brain development suggests why.

Zurich Insurance Group Takes Its IT Infrastructure to the Agile Cloud - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DXC TECHNOLOGY

Harvard Business Review

Building on a relationship that dates back to 2004, Zurich Insurance Group is working with DXC to move from traditional data center outsourcing to a Platform as a Service model, taking advantage of next-generation cloud management technologies to lower operating costs and accelerate development. Get more details about Zurich Insurance Group’s digital success here.

L2L Weekender: Tips for Small Business Online Leaders

Linked 2 Leadership

Many small business start-up leaders in the online sales space often do not know the best ways to insure that they have the right tools in their toolbox to insure a successful launch. Leadership Development online shopping online store small business leadershipWithout the right tools and procedures in place, money, opportunity and exposure can be left behind. Today’s Tip: Your Online Store Creating […].

Why the Insurance Industry Can’t Risk Overlooking Artificial Intelligence - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM COGNIZANT

Harvard Business Review

The insurance industry has not been immune to AI’s advancement – whether implementing robo-advisors for investment management (Vanguard and Charles Schwab) or applying AI to insurance and loan underwriting (the Chinese search giant Baidu, which provides enhanced risk assessment capabilities). Maximized customer experience: With NLP, speech recognition, and virtual as­sistants, insurers can embrace innovative ways of transforming the cus­tomer experience.

3 Ways To Spend Less On Your Company Cars

Strategy Driven

Compare commercial insurance packages. It’s sometimes possible to reduce the cost of your business car insurance by getting a policy for your entire company from the same provider. That might include things like public liability, employer’s insurance, and even car cover.

What’s Your Policy?

Kevin Eikenberry

Sorry if the title sounds like an insurance commercial – I promise that isn’t want this post is about. Leadership Learning Personal Development Quotations Uncategorized Abraham LincolnToday’s quotation is from a famous leader – one of my favorites – and a guy who is getting more popular than ever. A book about his life (well, his death), is a recent bestseller. That [.].

The Danger In Safety

Lead Change Blog

Insurance is a fairly modern concept, credited in its current form to Ben Franklin, who established the Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire in 1752. Questions on Insurance: What are you insuring against?

Leadership Development Should Focus on Experiments

Harvard Business Review

Leadership development represents a huge and growing investment for most organizations. In past years leadership development has always been treated as a discretionary expense or even a luxury, and therefore something that could be pared down or eliminated in hard economic times.

7 Ways to Improve Employee Development Programs

Harvard Business Review

Making the right investments in learning and development programs has never been more important – or more of a challenge – for business leaders. billion dollars on learning and development programs, many executives still grapple with how to improve and enhance their effectiveness.

What Every Leader Should Know About Organization Culture

Lead Change Blog

Perhaps you are familiar with a popular insurance company TV ad based on the concept of “paying it forward.” Leadership Development Self Leadership Workplace Issues Actions Culture Leadership Values Vision Your behaviors are contagious. Choose carefully.

See Your Company from the Employees’ Point of View (and Fix It)

Steve Farber

Contact your HR as a “new employee” and ask questions about health insurance and educational or learning opportunities. Have you ever seen the reality show Undercover Boss ? I highly recommend it.

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The Secret to Ticking People Off Before You Even Get Started

ReImagine Work

As I handed the receiving technician my intake materials she saw my insurance card and said, “Yeah, they won’t cover these tests.” had called my insurance company just last week to check if they would pay for tests at this facility.

Q&A With Millennial CEO And Book Author Rick Lindquist

Eric Jacobson

Rick Lindquist Millennial Rick Lindquist is making his mark in the business world and enjoying the success of his co-authored 2014 bestseller book, The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance.

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Protecting Your Small Business: How to Cover the Basics

Strategy Driven

For most tangible assets, you have insurance options to look into. A building insurance plan can help protect your investments and equipment. Business insurance offers coverage against interruptions, allowing your small business to remain healthy even in bad situations.

How To Make Your Business Safer

Strategy Driven

Develop a Risk Management Policy. If you have any vehicles which you use for business, these should all be fully insured and taxed. Choose the Right Insurance. Insurance is the one thing that you want your business to have in times of need.

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Where Do They Go To Get Business Advice?

Strategy Driven

Banking, insurance benefits, human resources, etc. Small Business Development Center. Practices for Professionals Professional Development business advice business leadership business management strategydriven

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Preview Thursday – Switchers

Lead Change Blog

Or maybe you have a chronic health condition and you must limit your search to employers who offer sufficient medical insurance coverage. Best of Books Change Courage Growth Self Development

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15 Unique Activities that Build Team Spirit

Lead by Adventure

And you might make sure your liability insurance is up to date. Corporate Team Building Leadership Development Leadership Games Organizational Development Team Bonding Activities Team Building Team Building Activities Team Games Uncategorized

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6 Steps to B.R.I.D.G.E. the Gap and Find Relevance in the Workplace and Marketplace

Lead Change Blog

You’re like people who think they don’t need insurance because they’re healthy. the gap and you’ll have the right tools and skills to be a better manager and to develop your millennial employees for the benefit of the company. Leadership Development Generational Differences Millennial

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Bridging the Manager/Millennial Disconnect

Lead Change Blog

Lack of training / development. Leadership Development Management Millennials

Managing the Real


In this post, authors Julian Birkinshaw and Simon Caulkin report on one experiment they did with sales and service team at the Stockholm offices of a major insurance company.

Why have a Risk Management Program?

Strategy Driven

Most people think of risk management as an insurance policy, the price paid to help prevent potentially negative outcomes from being realized by their company. We at StrategyDriven would suggest the insurance view of risk management is far too narrow.