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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2018 OSHA Update – Bob Dietzel, KMRD Partners

Bob Dietzel OSHA Update

When on January 1 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its final rule, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses,” it addressed injury-based incentive programs as part of safety program management. It also affirmed the statutory prohibition on retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries. An employer’s procedure for reporting work-related injuries and […]

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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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Thinking of Veterans on Memorial Day

Kevin McPoyle Property Casualty 360

Several national initiatives make it easy to hire a highly qualified vet. One year ago in this space, I contributed an article chronicling the tragically high unemployment rate among returning veterans. As a veteran myself, I offered my insider’s point of view as to why veterans should be considered highly desirable prospective employees. Read the […]

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Targeting the Other 1 Percent: Hiring Veterans

Kevin McPoyle Property Casualty 360

Inculcated with team thinking and strong work ethic, veterans seem like a natural fit for the insurance industry. Unfortunately, the industry doesn’t agree. In case you haven’t noticed, the insurance industry is facing a hiring crisis, especially in agencies, where the average of an agency principal is now almost 60. Read the full article >> […]

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