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Catching the Wave of the Future
Mary Sklarski, Charlie Rosson are the fresh faces of Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. The San Francisco firm makes a point of looking to youth and diversity to build its future.
BY  LOUISE LAGUE


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Home Aweigh from Home
New super yachts make a great second home as well as a great home office.
BY  BECKY SQUIRES


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Lacking Talent
In five years there won’t be enough qualified people to meet your firm’s personnel needs. Try to become the employer of choice, or you face potential financial disaster.
BY  JULIA KRAMER


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Power Rangers
We decided long ago to make a mark on our industry. >> We had no idea what to expect, but we wanted to make a difference. >> So we navigated through tragedy, a political split and bad markets. >> And then we handed the reins to a liberal Democrat who hired a conservative Republican! >> Together, we made history!
BY  BECKY SQUIRES


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10 Steps to Becoming a Great Boss
Being a great boss is not about you; it’s about your employees. Reinventing yourself as a leader is the first step in building a better team.
BY  ROB LIEBLEIN


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ANALYSIS

Insurance Wholesalers -- Kevin Amrhein
Channel Check
A Touch of Grey
With 25% of working-age Americans retired in two years, now is the time to begin training younger wholesalers.

Current Legal Issues -- Scott Sinder
Legal Ease
Progress is Progress
Sometimes even the NAIC can take small steps forward.

Regulatory Issues -- Joel Wood
Under the Dome
20/20 Hindsight
Bush may be loathed by most Americans, but for our industry, he's looking better all the time. History may judge him kindly.

International Risk -- Coletta Kemper
Global Scale
Chain Reaction
When a client’s supply chain breaks, there can be more to lose than meets the eye. Brokers must help clients put a sound risk management program in place to mitigate disruption if the chain snaps.

Human Resources -- Julia Kramer
Managing Principals
Take the Lead
The most difficult task of leadership is dealing with staff issues. In a “lead, follow or get out of the way” culture, it’s everyone’s job to work together—or get out of the way.

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