Leadership and Business Skills

Podcast

    Leadership and Development Section Podcast: Interview with Mike Lombardi

    August 07, 2018

    Length: 13:03

    Sponsor: Leadership and Development

    Description:

    Mike Lombardi, the 69th president of the SOA is interviewed by Carlos Arocha on leadership and how he decided to run for president.

     

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section – Diversity and Inclusion in the Actuarial Profession

    March 14, 2018

    Length: 15:01

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    Interview with Meredith Reitman, an expert in diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. Meredith reflects on the root causes of lack of diversity in the actuarial profession and defines key terms in a way that help frame the problem and potential solutions.

     

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    Actuary of the Future Section: Podcast with Jennie McGinnis

    March 14, 2018

    Length: 20:47

    Sponsor: Actuary of the Future Section

    Description:

    Jennie McGinnis, FSA, MAAA, CERA, is a Senior Vice President at Swiss Re in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In this podcast, Jennie will be talking about her career in Reinsurance and her involvement in the Society of Actuaries.

     

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    Entrepreneurial and Innovation Section – Say Hi to Oscar’s Chief Actuary, Fausto Palazzetti

    March 07, 2018

    Length: 10:41

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    Oscar is a startup insurtech health insurer that is working to revolutionize the health insurance space. In this podcast their chief actuary, Fausto Palazzetti, shares about his career, how he arrived at Oscar, his work there, and what he has learned along the way. This is part of a series of interviews with entrepreneurial and innovative actuaries sponsored by the E&I Section.

     

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section – Meet the Uber–Actuary, Frank Chang

    January 23, 2018

    Length: 34:03

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    Frank Chang, both Google and Uber's first actuarial hire, shares his fascinating career path and what he has learned along the way. This is part of a series of interviews sponsored by the E&I Section. Each participant is a participant that has chosen an unusual or innovative professional path.

     

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section: Interview with Lori Weyuker, Innovator

    December 14, 2017

    Length: 17:43

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    Listen to a conversation with Lori Weyuker, innovator and actuary, who began her career in a traditional actuarial role then branched out into various roles that are "outside of the box."

     

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section: Interview with Kevin Pledge, entrepreneurial actuary

    June 26, 2017

    Length: 20:36

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    In this Society of Actuaries podcast, listen to a conversation with Kevin Pledge, entrepreneurial actuary, a visionary who started his career as a traditional actuary in a corporate role who later went out on his own to successfully create more than one company.

     

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    Discussion with Tim Rozar of RGAx, an Innovation Incubator

    February 21, 2017

    Length: 16:47

    Sponsor: Leadership & Development Section

    Description:

    Listen to Tim Rozar of RGAx (innovation incubator wholly owned by RGA) as he discusses his career trajectory from traditional actuary into a leadership position in an innovation environment. Learn how you can bring innovative approaches to your role ... whatever it might be. Tim is an elected member of the SOA Board of Directors.

     

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section - Carlos Fuentes Interview

    January 18, 2017

    Length: 15:00

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    This is the second of a series of interviews sponsored by the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section of the Society of Actuaries. Each participant is an actuary that has chosen an unusual professional path, whether in an area where few actuaries have been before or in a traditional area but with a new business model or a unique role. What these actuaries share in common is their entrepreneurial & innovative spirit.

     

    In this interview, Carlos Fuentes, President of Axiom Actuarial Consulting, FSA, and a member of the E&I Section shares with us highlights and learnings of his career both inside a large company and on his own. He also shares insights about working overseas, advice for new entrepreneurs, how to find outside vendors you can trust, and discusses his decision to obtain an MBA.

     

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    Important Skills to Focus on in the Next Five Years

    January 09, 2017

    Length: 19:52

    Sponsor: Leadership & Development Section

    Description:

     The new world order where disruptive economies, volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity prevail, poses tremendous challenges for actuaries. The focus of this podcast is to help actuaries understand how their ability to influence and lead is key to their success and impact.

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    Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section – Stephen Camilli Interview

    December 29, 2016

    Length: 14:11

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    This is the first of a series of interviews sponsored by the Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section of the Society of Actuaries. Each participant is an actuary that has chosen an unusual professional path, whether in an area where few actuaries have been before or in a traditional area but with a new business model or a new role. What these actuaries share in common is their entrepreneurial & innovation spirit.

     

    In this interview, Stephen Camilli, shares with us highlights of his career that started as an actuarial assistant at Hewitt Associates. Little he knew then that his actuarial education was going to serve him well in a variety of roles that for most actuaries lie outside the boundaries of the possible. Stephen shares his views about the non-actuarial skills he developed along the way and discusses certain aspects of exam preparation. As a former literary agent, Stephen also recommends some of his favorite books, including one written by a prisoner (a famous one) in a concentration camp.

     

     

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    Virtual Dream Teams - Mastering the Art of The Growing Virtual Team Workplace

    December 21, 2016

    Length: 14:33

    Sponsor: Leadership & Development Section

    Description:

    Are you leading a virtual team or work virtually? Hear about some ideas for a virtual "dream team". At the 2016 Society of Actuaries Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Frank Chechel, Zohair Motiwalla and Anne Katcher led an interactive workshop which took participants through two virtual team case studies. This podcast shares a summary of the best ideas coming out of that session.

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    How to be a Part-Time (10%) Entrepreneur

    September 01, 2016

    Length: 10:55

    Sponsor: Entrepreneurial & Innovation Section

    Description:

    In this podcast, Patrick McGinnis, author of the recently released book, The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job , shares his thoughts on how actuaries can leverage their unique skill set into being part-time (10%) entrepreneurs. Patrick will be offering a 75 minute webinar on this same topic with the SOA on September 21st.

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    Interview with Nancy Reece – 360 Leadership at 2016 Life and Annuity Symposium

    July 25, 2016

    Length: 10:20

    Sponsor: Leadership & Development Section

    Description:

    2016 Life and Annuity presenter, Nancy Reece, Executive Coach and Senior Leadership Consultant, and Kelly Hennigan, FSA, CFA, Chair of the Leadership and Development Section Council discuss the themes from the 360 Leadership workshop - specifically leading yourself as well as building trust in workplace relationships. The discussion includes trust development and the concept of "triangulation".

     

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    Numbers and Narratives

    April 01, 2016

    Length: 9:05

    Sponsor: Marketing and Distribution Section

    Description:

    How do storytelling elements like emotion, conflict, imagery and character help insurance companies sell their product to consumers or facilitate working with business partners? Andrew Steenman, FSA, MAAA interviews Nathan Worrell where Nathan explores the idea of using a story to frame insurance concepts.

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    Society of Actuaries Student Summer Internship Program Interview

    February 08, 2016

    Length: 13:20

    Description:

    Courtney Nashan interviews Andrew Webster, ASA from Validate Health, LLC and the intern Nate Pritzl about their experiences with the Society of Actuaries Student Summer Internship Program.

     

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    How to be an Ethical Leader - Interview with Seletha R. Butler

    December 01, 2015

    Length: 12:24

    Sponsor: Leadership & Development Section

    Description:

    This podcast is a summary of the ethical leadership session at the 2015 SOA Valuation Actuary Symposium that explored three components―organizational leadership, ethical decision-making, and the art of diversity. The discussion offers actuaries practical advice on how to be an ethical leader.

     

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    Interview with Carol McManus at 2015 Life and Annuity Symposium

    June 10, 2015

    Length: 9:50

    Sponsor: Leadership & Development Section

    Description:

    2015 Life and Annuity Symposium Presenter Carol McManus, America's LinkedIn Lady and Kelly Hennigan, Vice-Chair of the Management & Personal Development Section Council discuss how social media can be utilized effectively for information sharing, personal branding and relationship building live at the 2015 Life and Annuity Symposium.

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    Interview with Keynote Speaker Judith Glaser at 2015 Life and Annuity Symposium

    June 03, 2015

    Length: 10:28

    Sponsor: Leadership & Development Section

    Description:

    2015 Life and Annuity Symposium Keynote Speaker, Judith Glaser, Organizational Anthropologist and Kelly Hennigan, Vice-Chair of the Management & Personal Development Section Council discuss conversational intelligence, self-awareness and how to listen to connect live at the 2015 Life and Annuity Symposium.

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    “Brand New Me”, an article in the November 2014 issue of the Stepping Stone

    January 22, 2015

    Length: 09:50

    Sponsor: Leadership & Development Section

    Description:

    Kelly Hennigan the author of the "Brand New Me' reads her article discussing ways to create your own personal brand by focusing on three themes.
     

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    Back

    Legend

    Communication

    Demonstrating the listening, writing and speaking skills required to effectively address diverse technical and nontechnical audiences in both formal and informal settings.

    Professional Values

    Adhering to standards of professional conduct and practice where all business interactions are based on a foundation of integrity, honesty and impartiality.

    External Forces & Industry Knowledge

    Identifying and incorporating the implications of economic, social, regulatory, geo-political and business changes into the design and delivery of actuarial solutions.

    Leadership

    Initiating, innovating, inspiring, creating or otherwise acting to influence others regardless of level or role toward a common goal.

    Relationship Management & Interpersonal Collaboration

    Creating mutually beneficial relationships and work processes toward a common goal.

    Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving

    Applying the actuarial knowledge, skills and judgment required to provide value-added services.

    Strategic Insight & Integration

    Anticipating trends and strategically aligning actuarial practice with broader organizational business goals.

    Results-Oriented Solutions

    Providing effective problem solving that addresses relevant interests and needs.