How to Have Difficult Conversations
Things that are hard to say usually are the most important. Because of this, many people avoid difficult conversations in business and their personal lives. To effectively manage people, in business or personal relationships, you need to be able to speak about important matters. Letting important matters go unspoken is problematic for numerous reasons.
The problems include the potential for people you manage to … Read More
Fitting in is Highly Overrated
Peer pressure starts when you are young and can impact you throughout your life if you let it. We all want to fit in and be in the “in” crowd, whether it is in high school or in our professional lives. You know what I am talking about.
Fitting in can get you places at times, but in the long run it usually means you are one of the pack and don’t “stand out.” Most leaders do not … Read More
Arizona District Court Excludes Expert Opinion Regarding Insurer’s State of Mind
In Hunton v. American Zurich Ins. Co., 2018 WL 1182550 (D. Ariz. Mar. 7, 2018), an insurance bad faith case arising from a workers compensation claim, the Arizona District Court excluded an Insured’s expert opinion that the Insurer’s alleged “claims handling failures” were “pervasive enough to support the conclusion that upper management had to have known of, and approved, … Read More
What is Your Road to Success?
Does your definition of success have to do with money? Job title or prestige? Or does it relate to family or your children? Or maybe it relates to the level of your current golf game. You should be aware of how you define success. If not, how can you tell if you have achieved any or all of what you view as success, whether you have met interim goals or whether you need to change course to reach your goals? … Read More
Don’t Settle For Average
Are you an Average Joe? When I think about the term Average Joe, Homer Simpson comes to mind – the person who goes to work and does what’s needed, goes home and does the same, and then gets up and repeats each day of the week. There is nothing wrong with being average, but, if given the option, why wouldn’t you strive to be more?
There are many people who come to mind when I think about … Read More
Jaburg Wilk Partner Nate Meyer Named Top Author by JD Supra
PHOENIX, Ariz. (03/21/2018) – Nate Meyer, a partner at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk, was recently named a top author by JD Supra in the 2018 Readers Choice Awards. Nate was selected as a thought leader in insurance law. More than 50,000 authors contributed to JD Supra last year and Nate was one of 240 authors selected for this national … Read More
Be Relentless About Continuous Improvement
This is so important for all of us. No matter what you do, you can always improve yourself and your team. It can mean learning related to what you work on, or improving processes or procedures for your team.
Constantly evaluate every aspect of your job to find ways to improve. Share what you learn so that others can benefit as well. This type of investing in yourself makes you and those around you … Read More
Arizona Insurers Beware of "Pay-and-Chase"--Arizona Supreme Court Rejects Expansion of Equitable Indemnification
In Knightbrook Insurance Company v. Payless Car Rental System Incorporated, 2018 WL 769295 (Ariz. February 8, 2018), an insurance bad faith and equitable indemnification case arising from an auto claim, the Arizona Supreme Court answered a Certified Question from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and held that Arizona's equitable indemnity law does not incorporate the First … Read More
The Facts Matter
A fact is defined as a thing that is indisputably the case or a piece of information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article. This is why it is important to know the facts or check facts you hear before relying on them or passing them; don’t simply take them as true.
We live in a world where most people blindly believe what they read on the Internet or hear on television. But facts and … Read More
Arizona Jury Awards Over $6 Million Against Insurer in Bad Faith Case
In McClure v. CC Services Inc. & Country Life Insurance Company dba Country Life Financial, an Arizona insurance bad faith case arising from a disability claim, a jury awarded $1.29 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.
Although Arizona has a reputation for conservative juries—particularly Phoenix juries in Maricopa County—the award … Read More