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    AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP WHY NOW

AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP WHY NOW

WHY AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP? WHY NOW? Tips for honing your skills on your leadership journey   By Meg McKeen Do you remember the first  time you were authentic? I certainly don’t remember when I was, and I suspect you don’t either! Unlike in the traditional classroom-style learning we do as insurance professionals, authenticity—like empathy or integrity—is billed as a need-to-have skill but isn’t something that is easily or readily added to

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Best Practices Study

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE BEST PRACTICES STUDY? Observations from training and development to leadership, staffing and valuation [B]e sure you’re not among those agencies spending more on miscellaneous items than on training, educating and developing your team members.   By Roger Sitkins A defining characteristic of the highest performing agencies is that their owners and other leaders know their numbers. More important, they realize that the numbers—their financial

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MARKET DRIVERS

MARKET DRIVERS Five factors driving valuation increases amid rising capital costs   By James Graham, CVA The current financial market turmoil continues to have no material effect on merger and acquisition (M&A) valuations for insurance brokers. While capital constraints are reducing EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) multiples across a number of industries, they are still expanding for insurance brokers. This expansion in pricing is driven by a

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HUMILITY DESIRED IN LIFE

HUMILITY … A DESIRED TRAIT IN THE GAME OF LIFE   Characteristics of and best practices to embrace humility   By F. Scott Addis, CPCU, CRA, ACRA, TRA, ASA What is humility? Why is it such an important attribute to success in life? Why are the most effective leaders humble? Is it possible to shift an individual’s persona from exaggerated self-esteem to genuine humility? Before we attempt to answer these

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