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Fireman’s Fund Insurance Ravaged by Allianz Bureaucracy

September 28th, 2014 · No Comments · Allianz, Allianz/Hartford, Business Management

Once again bureaucracy is shown to be the most efficient way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. A German newspaper recently reported that insurance giant Allianz, owner of California based Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company (FFIC), is planning to dismantle the company and sweep it into the dustbin of bureaucratic failures. Allianz has tacitly [...]

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The Prerequisite for Leadership is the Willingness to be Alone in the Future

September 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership

The essence of successful leadership is the ability to scout out the future and find the best path to reach it. We can all recall the stories and vivid imagery of the early 19th century “wagon trains” that carried Americans looking for a brighter future into the great unknown of the American west. Those brave [...]

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Disappointment is the Residue of Misperceiving Management as Leadership

September 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Building Better Business Managers, Business Management, Effective Leadership

There are many outstanding managers but very few true leaders Barack Obama has been president for almost six years and sadly, the most consistent and persistent criticism has sought to portray him as a feeble leader who is neither decisive nor effective. Much of this perception arises from the coordinated, concerted effort of obstreperous Republicans. [...]

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