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Alan Jay Kaufman is chairman, president and CEO of independent wholesale insurance brokerage Burns & Wilcox, as well as Kaufman Financial Group, its parent company. He recently answered SmartBrief’s questions about leadership, continuing education and other issues in insurance.
How would you describe your leadership style?
It is framed from a variety of experiences. I learned a great deal from my father, the late Herbert W.[…] Continue Reading »
Almost every Saturday, in the U.S. and abroad, teachers are doing the important work of reclaiming the phrase “professional development.” They’re reclaiming it from the years they’ve spent sitting through dull PowerPoints delivered by expensive consultants who haven’t taught in years. They’re reclaiming the opportunity to get information relevant to their classrooms. They’re reclaiming the ability to declare their own expertise and share their accumulated knowledge with others.[…] Continue Reading »
The type of learning I love is challenging, immersive, self-discovering and self-empowering. We find ourselves faced with a problem where we must devise a solution that suits us and the situation. At some point in that journey, we will feel frustrated, but eventually we will have that “aha” moment where we think, “Yes! I accomplished this!” We can feel proud of ourselves for employing our higher-order thinking skills and tools such as technology to solve a problem that challenged us and others.[…] Continue Reading »