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  • From the Editors
    From the Editors “Academic Actuaries” is a new column that has been added to the Independent Consultant ... what students think about topics such as health care and social security;   Nick Ortner describes the ...
    • Authors: Carlos Sanchez-Fuentes, Stephen James
    • Date: Feb 2016
    • Competency: Communication>Persuasive communication; Communication>Written communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills; Leadership>Mentoring; Leadership>Professional network leverage; Leadership>Thought leadership; Professional Values>Ethical standards
    • Publication Name: The Independent Consultant
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Alternative careers; Actuarial Profession>Code of Conduct; Actuarial Profession>Entrepreneurism; Actuarial Profession>Ethics; Actuarial Profession>Traditional careers
  • The Stepping Stone
    boss), with no staff, and that Michael’s prior direct reports will now report to Harvey. Michael is ... For several years, he has been Harvey’s only direct report, and their previously strong relation- ...

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    • Authors: Society of Actuaries
    • Date: Nov 2015
    • Competency: Communication>Persuasive communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills; Leadership>Change management; Leadership>Influence; Relationship Management>Relationships and trust; Relationship Management>Staff management and motivation; Strategic Insight and Integration>Big picture view; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Best practices; Actuarial Profession>Competencies; Actuarial Profession>Entrepreneurism; Actuarial Profession>Management skills; Actuarial Profession>Professional development
  • How to Turn Suspects Into Prospects
    How to Turn Suspects Into Prospects By Ray Mascola Communication;Operational Management;Time ... priorities. By actively listening you show that you care and in the process you develop credibility and trust ...
    • Date: May 2017
    • Competency: Communication>Active listening; Communication>Difficult message delivery; Communication>Oral communication; Communication>Persuasive communication; Communication>Written communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial methods in business operations; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Actuarial theory in business context; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>External forces and business performance; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>Internal forces and business performance; Leadership>Change management; Leadership>Influence; Leadership>Mentoring; Leadership>Professional network leverage; Leadership>Thought leadership; Professional Values>Ethical standards; Professional Values>Practice expertise; Professional Values>Public interest representation; Relationship Management>Relationships and trust; Relationship Management>Staff management and motivation; Relationship Management>Team leadership; Results-Oriented Solutions>Actionable recommendations; Results-Oriented Solutions>Assess decision effectiveness; Strategic Insight and Integration>Big picture view; Strategic Insight and Integration>Effective decision-making; Strategic Insight and Integration>Influence decisions; Strategic Insight and Integration>Management partnership; Strategic Insight and Integration>Strategy development; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Incorporate risk management; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Innovative solutions; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Problem analysis and definition; Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving>Process and technique refinement
    • Publication Name: Innovators & Entrepreneurs
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Entrepreneurism; Actuarial Profession>Management skills; Actuarial Profession>Professional development
  • Critical Influencing Skills for Advancing Professionals (Part 1)
    Critical Influencing Skills for Advancing Professionals (Part 1) Actuaries must be able to present ... diverse employees or you have your first-ever direct report, in order to get the most out of your team ...

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    • Authors: Raymond DiDonna
    • Date: Aug 2013
    • Competency: Communication>Persuasive communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills; Leadership>Influence; Relationship Management>Staff management and motivation; Relationship Management>Team leadership; Strategic Insight and Integration>Influence decisions
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Best practices; Actuarial Profession>Management skills
  • Moonwalking with Einstein—The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
    Moonwalking with Einstein—The Art and Science of Remembering Everything This article is a review ... other electronic assistants, why should an ac-tuary care about a book on memory? That’s a valid question ...

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    • Authors: David Snell
    • Date: Jul 2016
    • Competency: Communication>Active listening; Communication>Persuasive communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills; Strategic Insight and Integration>Influence decisions
    • Publication Name: Reinsurance News
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Entrepreneurism; Actuarial Profession>Management skills
  • Moonwalking with Einstein—The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
    Moonwalking with Einstein—The Art and Science of Remembering Everything This article is a review ... other electronic assistants, why should an actuary care about a book on memory? That’s a valid ques- tion ...

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    • Authors: David Snell
    • Date: Nov 2015
    • Competency: Communication>Active listening; Communication>Persuasive communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills; Strategic Insight and Integration>Influence decisions
    • Publication Name: Actuary of the Future
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Entrepreneurism
  • It's a Matter of Trust
    It's a Matter of Trust Based on a decades-long study, honesty is the most important quality ... that you don’t share another person’s interest, or care about how they feel, can make it very difficult ...

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    • Authors: Mitchell Stephenson
    • Date: Mar 2018
    • Competency: Communication>Active listening; Communication>Oral communication; Communication>Persuasive communication; Communication>Written communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills; Leadership>Influence; Relationship Management>Staff management and motivation; Relationship Management>Team leadership
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Competencies; Actuarial Profession>Management skills; Actuarial Profession>Professional development
  • The Zen Actuary Installment 1: "Balancing the Two Efforts"
    The Zen Actuary Installment 1: "Balancing the Two Efforts" Adapted from Chapter ... more robust work product. However, one must take care in such a situation to not use available resource ...

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    • Authors: Richard J Lauria
    • Date: Nov 2013
    • Competency: Communication>Persuasive communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills; Professional Values>Practice expertise
    • Publication Name: The Stepping Stone
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Professional development
  • The Actuary In Management
    The Actuary In Management Harding's opinion on an actuary's role in management. ... “informal” discussions consist largely of the reading of care- fully prepared statements. Some of those who ...

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    • Authors: Keith J Harding
    • Date: Jun 1967
    • Competency: Communication>Persuasive communication; External Forces & Industry Knowledge>General business skills
    • Publication Name: The Actuary Magazine
    • Topics: Actuarial Profession>Management skills