From the numerous conversations I have with insurance executives, there is always one common theme I hear over and over, that being,
Leadership as the top human capital concern.
Given the many factors contributing to an ever changing and uncertain landscape in the insurance industry; including regulatory uncertainty, an increasingly challenging cyber environment, and evolving customer needs, having effective leaders who can provide strategic clarity is crucial.
Organizations with strong leadership building programs have demonstrated stronger returns compared to their peers:
- Improving their ability to retain employees
- Execute change
- Develop insurance talent
It can be argued that being an effective leader can mean various things, but it is most commonly agreed upon by experts that these qualities must be present:
- Passion: an effective leader is a person with a passion for a cause that is larger than them
- Strong Values
- Intellectual Drive and Knowledge
- Equal mix of Confidence and Humility
- Strong Communicator
- Strong Planner/Organizer
Which leads me to the post that sparked this entire through process…all of which drew me in due to my son being one of the biggest New England Patriots fans you will ever meet. One day when he has children, he will probably have five, and their names will be: Bill, Bella, Chick, Tom and Brady. I am not joking.
So whenever I hear or see something regarding the Patriots I often have this acid re flux sensation; however, this one from CNBC was applicable, useful and constructive for the insurance industry, including your insurance discipline. Have a read below.
Bill Belichick reveals his 5 rules of exceptional leadership
By Suzy Welch
Ask Bill Belichick if he's one of the winningest coaches in NFL history because he's a football genius, and he makes a face that's familiar to anyone who has ever seen him annoyed. Which is, basically, everyone.
Roughly translated, the face says, "You're killing me here."
But then, after a sigh, because, after all, he's agreed to talk about his life and career in a wide-ranging interview with CNBC, Belichick offers: "I think I know a little about coaching. I think I know a little about leadership."
Love the Patriots or hate them, Belichick's 209-78 record for New England says it all. Football teams do not lead themselves, and they certainly do not lead themselves to five Super Bowl victories.
So, according to Belichick, what exactly is the "little" he knows about leadership? His answer, it turns out, could fill a book, but here are the top five principles that emerged over nearly two hours of conversation...READ MORE
Scot Dickerson, CPC | President