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    THE POWER OF  PURPOSE

THE POWER OF PURPOSE

Inspire and energize employees to work with passion By Dave Willis, CPIA July 21, 1969. The day Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. And the day when NASA fulfilled the first part of the challenge that President Kennedy shared with a joint session of Congress in May 1961: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is

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    SELF-DRIVING CARS: THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE OR AN INSURANCE TSUNAMI?

SELF-DRIVING CARS: THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE OR AN INSURANCE TSUNAMI?

To the Point How will autonomous vehicles change the insurance game? Do you remember the day you got your driver’s license? Do you recall the freedom that came with it? Do you remember the first car you owned? I do; it was a red 1971 Plymouth Barracuda, decked out with Cragar mag wheels and an 8-track tape stereo system. I loved driving that car. Cars have changed a lot since

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    NAIC SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE

NAIC SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion Commissioners raise international concerns, oppose national health insurance sales Late in the winter of 2017, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) released several statements that merit attention. Market share On March 1, the NAIC released two sector-level reports on “market share information indicating the degree of market concentration in lines of business and identifying leading insurance writers.” The NAIC will publish final reports this

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    Shadows, Soap, and Transparency

Shadows, Soap, and Transparency

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion Will Congress revive its oversight function and investigate NAIC’s international activities? In the throes of the 2016 election season, the U.S. House of Representatives passed and forwarded to the U.S. Senate a piece of insurance legislation. Sources close to the legislative effort express confidence in Congress’s taking up the measure again this year. On May 3, 2016, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.-03), chairman of the

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    FOCUS ON CULTURE: CORE VALUES DRIVE SUCCESS

FOCUS ON CULTURE: CORE VALUES DRIVE SUCCESS

LEADERSHIP Tour of Las Vegas’s Zappos office helps inspire agency culture focus Leadership is multifaceted. But at its core is responsibility foorganizational culture—designing, developing, and nurturing the shared values that drive how organizations operate. Author and former MIT Sloan School of Management Professor Edgar Schein put it this way: “[T]he unique function of leadership that distinguishes it from management and administration is … concern for culture. Leadership begins the culture

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