Good Leaders Challenge the Status Quo—and Themselves

September 19, 2019 by L.S. Howard

Jean-Paul Conoscente became the CEO of SCOR Global P&C in April 2019 when his predecessor, Victor Peignet, retired after 35 years with the company. Before Peignet left the company, he offered Conoscente a sage piece of advice about taking a fresh look at old ways of doing things—and about always questioning oneself.

Conoscente had joined SCOR 12 years prior, when it was a dramatically different company. Peignet reminded Conoscente it’s best to keep in mind that just because “it’s always been done this way for years,” doesn’t mean it’s the right way.