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How to bring adult children back into the family brokerage

July 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

For brokerages considering succession planning, allowing the next generation to “find their own path in the world and then successfully boomerang back into roles in the family business is critical to the future” of the business, according to a new

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The new breed of leader

July 23, 2018 by David Gambrill

A new breed of vulnerable and humble leader – someone who recognizes the importance of personal growth in helping the company to expand the business – is bucking the traditional stereotype of the uber-confident, omniscient CEO who comes to the

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Beazley Canada appoints territory manager for eastern Canada

July 4, 2018 by Jason Contant

Specialist Lloyd’s insurer Beazley has appointed Jo-Anne Hawthorne as territory manager for eastern Canada. Reporting to Cheryl Hobbs, Hawthorne will be responsible for developing closer relations with brokers in Ontario, Atlantic Canada, Ottawa and Quebec, with a view to building

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The Digital Future of Insurance: Is Risk Passé?

June 19, 2018 Insurance-Canada.ca

TORONTO, June 19, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Risk is not passé just yet, but it is changing dramatically, and as it evolves in nature, insurance participants themselves are at risk. Don’t move too slowly – or too quickly! – but not

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Chris Giffin sells interest in 30 Forensic Engineering, stepping down as CEO

June 18, 2018 by Jason Contant

30 Forensic Engineering’s senior leadership team has acquired the firm, the company formerly known as Giffin Koerth announced Monday. As part of the “evolution and growth strategy of the organization,” founding partner Chris Giffin has agreed to sell his interest in

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Paid Part 3 of DGA study reveals how to achieve your ideal insurance career

May 29, 2018 DGA Careers

What direction do you see your insurance career taking over the next five years? Are you on a path to the C-suite or other leadership role? Alternatively, do you have a more entrepreneurial vision for either starting a company or

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Skip the industry cocktail mixers. Here’s a better way to network.

May 15, 2018 by David Gambrill

Tired of attending yet another insurance industry cocktail event, idly stirring your drink with a swizzle stick and talking to everyone you already know? Go ahead and skip that schmooze-fest. There’s a better way to meet new people. High-stakes shared

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Insurers investing in AI can boost revenues by double digits: Accenture study

May 10, 2018 by Jason Contant

Insurers that invest in artificial intelligence (AI) and human-machine collaboration at the same rate as “top-performing” businesses could, over the next five years, boost their revenues 17% and their employment 7% on average, according to new research by professional services

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Keeping your Millennials Engaged

May 9, 2018 Marchella Barbero, Communications Specialist, Sharp Insurance

Create a digitized culture at your brokerage that emphasizes, fun, innovation, and recognition
for a job well done.

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Award-winning CIO shares three-pronged approach to business transformation

May 2, 2018 by Jason Contant

The Co-operators is taking a holistic approach to leadership and business transformation, using strategies such as design thinking and minimum viable product (MVP) concepts, common language around innovation, and technology. Carol Poulsen, executive vice president and chief information officer at

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Sedgwick team to include Albert Poon following merger with Cunningham Lindsey

April 25, 2018 by Jason Contant

Albert Poon, most recently president of Cunningham Lindsey Canada, will remain a key part of the team following Sedgwick Claims Management Services’ recent acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey, the president of the combined business operations in Canada told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday.

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Are you a stressed-out insurance professional? Join the club.

April 20, 2018 by Jason Contant

Do you find the daily grind at your brokerage unbearable? You’re definitely not alone. Two-thirds (66%) of working Canadians report moderate to high levels of stress at their jobs, according to a TD Bank Group survey released Thursday. But those