Articles tagged "Leadership"

The Young Actuaries Conference: An Overview

Avanti Patki and Tim Lam review last week's popular Young Actuaries Conference, unpacking its four key themes ‘Actuarial Passport – where to next?’, ‘Actuary of the Future’, ‘Talking the talk’ and ‘Strategic Thinking, Leadership and Personal Brand’.

Inspirational leadership

What is leadership? How do we become leaders? Lesley Traverso, speaker for the Leadership Forum, prepares to deliver her presentation on leadership. She addresses these questions and tells us what this term means for actuaries in all levels of their careers.

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President's Column

Actuaries Institute 2017 President Jenny Lyon outlines her career journey and passion for people in the profession as well as key priority areas for her year as President.

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A Story about ‘Mad Dog’ - People vs Mission

CEO David Bell reflects on the leadership qualities of Trump's new US Defense Secretary, General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis.

David Morrison, 2016 Australian of the Year on ‘Empowering Leadership’

[VIDEO] In anticipation of the 2017 CPD Tour, we interviewed General David Morrison AO, 2016 Australian of the Year, who shared his thoughts about leadership and the key themes for the tour.

Optimising a diverse team

Sometimes, the biggest challenge in management is learning how to lead according to the make up of your new team. Jan Swinhoe writes about her personal experience and shares tips on how to optimise a new team of highly diverse members.

Making Change for the Better

James Fitzpatrick, Chief Customer Officer for AMP’s SMSF business - SuperConcepts, spoke at a recent Leadership Forum of the importance of self-awareness; reflection; caring about your team, and approaching problems from different perspectives. Jenny Lyon and Sara Lee report.

Sarah Johnson "humbled" to be awarded Actuary of the Year 2016

Sarah Johnson, Scheme Actuary of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), has been named 2016 Actuary of the Year in recognition of her innovative and pioneering social reform work.

Inspired volunteering – A Jedi’s code

Stephanie Quine talks with the new Committee and Volunteer Manager at the Actuaries Institute, Lily Meszaros; former Star Wars actor and Rwandan national, about her mission to better support the vital work of volunteers.

Friendworking

Bill Konstantinidis from the Institute's Leadership and Career Development Committee discusses how important it is to keep in touch with your professional network. He also shares his personal experience of 'friendworking' and the benefits to his career.

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Appointed or C-Suite?

Institute President Lindsay Smartt shares some thoughts on the current review of the Appointed Actuary role.

"Perfectionism is our biggest weakness" Ian Pollard tells Leadership Seminar

[VIDEO]: One of our greatest collective weaknesses is a strive for perfectionism and imposing that on others, pioneering actuary and Rhodes Scholar Ian Pollard told delegates at the Institute's Leadership Development Seminar on Monday (8 August).

Inspiring new generations of leaders

Chris Scheuber shares practical insights from the 2016 Actuaries Institute Leadership Development Seminar.

Do Actuaries have the skills to be Chief Analytics Officers?

Actuaries have the mathematical, statistical and programming skills to take a company’s data to the next level. But how do their skills align to current Chief Analytics Officer (CAO) roles, and what courses are on the market to help actuaries them bridge the gap? Bill Konstantinidis investigates.

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9 things I learned after becoming an actuary

Actuaries Digital Editor Kirsten Flynn reflects on nine things she’s discovered since starting her actuarial career.

Actuaries as Entrepreneurs – Have you got what it takes?

Are you radical? Visionary? A risk-taker? Then the common perception is you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur. But is there more in the make-up of an entrepreneur than just these characteristics, and can they be learnt or must you be born with them?

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Asian leaders in corporate Australia

In this editorial, Trang Duncanson gives us some food for thought in regards to cultural diversity in the workplace and the hidden disadvantages for those from Asian backgrounds. What does this mean for the actuary brand in the future?

How biased are you?

What does unconscious bias look like in your colleagues, your workplace and up the corporate ladder? Kate O’Reilly from Optimiss Consulting unpacks the conditions that support biased decisions and offers strategies to promote better thinking and practice.

Actuary campaigns for ‘Better Bennelong’ in 2016 Election

With the date set for the Federal Election, Martin Mulcare is ramping up his campaign to run as an independent candidate in the safe Liberal seat of Bennelong. Here, he outlines his political motivations as Australia grapples with housing affordability, health and economic challenges a week on from the Budget.

Thinking strategically about technical processes: Part 3 - How management can take the lead

In the third instalment of this series, Phil Stott explores alternate solutions to RTPs that can improve efficiency within organisations.

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