For executives in the property/casualty insurance industry, daily leadership challenges both large and small erupt constantly. They must find ways to stay fresh, innovative and efficient in order to confront those obstacles and keep their businesses evolving and growing.

With that in mind, Carrier Management’s Editor Mark Hollmer asked executives from OneBeacon, XL Catlin, QBE North America, Zurich North America, Munich Re America and Hiscox USA to share tips about how they manage their daily schedules, keep their work and personal lives in balance and maintain their creativity and edge.

Among the questions he asked: Are you always plugged into the office?

The magazine is available to Carrier Management members. The full online version of the article, “Tools for Successful P/C Insurance Leaders,” will also be available to CM members on Oct. 28. Sign up here.
In their answers, executives at OneBeacon, XL Catlin, QBE North America, Zurich North America, Munich Re America and Hiscox USA who are featured in the fourth-quarter edition of Carrier Management magazine this week, the business leaders also shared glimpses of what they do in their spare time to prepare them to generate creative ideas and strategies when they return to the office. (Previews of responses from Hiscox USA’s Ben Walter and QBE North America’s David Duclos are available here and here.)

Separately, Insurance Journal’s IJ Academy is providing specific tips on work/life balance from leadership coach Marsha Egan during a webinar on today—7 Strategies to Enhance Your Work/Life Balance. During the webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific time, Egan promises to share:

  • Simple effective methods that will help you determine your balance (or imbalance)
  • Techniques to bring about more balance
  • Formulas for matching your priorities to your daily activities
  • An assessment tool to help you increase your life balance

Sign up information for the webinar is available here.

Need more hands-on coaching?

The upcoming edition of Carrier Management also features an article on that gives tips on hiring an executive coach, “It’s Less Lonely at the Top.” (The article will also be available to CM Members online on Nov. 4.)