Distracted driving by the numbers – Gerry Sorge

Gerry Sorge Property Casualty 360

Statistics on the number of accidents due to inattentive drivers are rising despite awareness of the risks. With more than six million auto accidents occurring annually, many claims managers already feel as if they have been run over by the number of resulting claims. As automobiles increasingly double as entertainment centers, telephone booths, restaurants and […]

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The importance of checking insurance provisions in a commercial lease

As insurance professionals, we can help insureds review the insurance provisions in their commercial leases prior to signing the documents. Insurance-related risks are not always obvious and could result in a costly uninsured surprise for commercial leaseholders. Read the full article >> (subscription may be required) Please direct questions and comments about this article to contactus@kmrdpartners.com

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Executive Perspective: Our Time to Lead; Risk Remains When Waters Recede

Bob Dietzel Carrier Management

As I record these thoughts, Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a tropical depression after having lashed Florida and more than a half-dozen Caribbean Islands. The storm led to 6.3 million Florida residents being ordered to evacuate, while more than 6.5 million are without electricity. Nearly one million Georgia and South Carolina residents are also […]

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The Benefits of Followership

Andrew Laurie Career Management

Leaders get all the credit. Nearly 100,000 soldiers and sailors followed Alexander the Great during his Asian Campaign. Yet his is the only name we remember… Read the full article >> (Subscription might be required to read) Please direct questions and comments about this article to contactus@kmrdpartners.com

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The Promise of Insurtech

Kevin McPoyle Insurance Journal

Disruptive technology is poised to shake up our industry. Following tectonic plate shifts in publishing, finance, investing, telecommunications, recorded music, information technology, retail, and even ride hailing services, insurance has been added to the queue. Disruption can be unsettling. While a brave few welcome new challenges and ways of doing things, the great many prefer […]

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What Can the Battlefield Teach Us About Leadership?

Kevin McPoyle Carrier Management

As we celebrate the Memorial Day and Independence Day holidays, it is appropriate to reflect on the qualities necessary to be a good leader. The legacies of some of America’s renowned generals appear to be a good place to start. When George McClellan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1846, […]

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Risks Ahead: Food Recalls and Nanotechnology

Kevin McPoyle Insurance Journal

Quick Quiz: What do baby spinach, raw cashew pieces, barbecue sauce, fish batter mix, marzipan, ice cream, packaged salads, dried kiwi and gourmet bread pudding all have in common? These products, and more importantly the businesses which manufacture and distribute them, have all experienced market recalls since January 1. By mid-March there had already been […]

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