The Upshot on how we work
and think.

September 29, 2015
Globe

The World is Flat

“The world is flat” is an expression borrowed from the title of a book written by Thomas Friedman in 2005.  What this expression implies is that […]
September 8, 2015

Don’t Be Hazardous to Your Own Health

Imagine, for a moment, that you have dedicated a significant portion of your life to building a company that is not only profitable, but also allows […]
August 25, 2015

Forecasting the Unforeseen

Fires, lightning, hurricanes, windstorms and tornadoes…the unforeseen can happen at any time.  Sadly, the aftermath of these “acts of god” can be as devastating to your […]
August 13, 2015

Going Paperless. . . No, Really!

We’re sure you’ve heard it before – the classic boast, “Oh yes, we’re paperless,” that many insurance agents make, usually right before they drop a five […]
July 27, 2015

9 Steps for a Safer Workplace

Workplace losses drive the cost of your Workers Compensation insurance, impacting your bottom line.  Safety pays, now more than ever. Working with your insurance broker and […]
July 14, 2015

Avoid the Comfort Zone Trap

Insurance is a relationship business; always has been and my bold prediction is it will remain that way at least for the foreseeable future. Sure, there […]
June 15, 2015

Directors & Officers Insurance for Non Profits

It is estimated that approximately 20 percent of all U.S. corporations are non-profit, indicating an extremely large number of non-profit directors and officers. A significant percentage […]
June 1, 2015

Are You Covered for an Abuse Claim?

There are growing technological challenges with social media and emerging social trends. Insurance policy forms and exclusions can either help you navigate through a loss, or leave you exposed in the event of a claim.
May 18, 2015

Conversations We Must Have

The only certainty in our careers is that we will leave it someday.
March 10, 2015

Is Your Brand Rewarding You or Costing You?

I recently had two customer service interactions while traveling on business, each standing in stark contrast to the other.   The first was on a US […]
September 29, 2015
Globe

The World is Flat

“The world is flat” is an expression borrowed from the title of a book written by Thomas Friedman in 2005.  What this expression implies is that […]
September 8, 2015

Don’t Be Hazardous to Your Own Health

Imagine, for a moment, that you have dedicated a significant portion of your life to building a company that is not only profitable, but also allows […]
August 25, 2015

Forecasting the Unforeseen

Fires, lightning, hurricanes, windstorms and tornadoes…the unforeseen can happen at any time.  Sadly, the aftermath of these “acts of god” can be as devastating to your […]
August 13, 2015

Going Paperless. . . No, Really!

We’re sure you’ve heard it before – the classic boast, “Oh yes, we’re paperless,” that many insurance agents make, usually right before they drop a five […]
July 27, 2015

9 Steps for a Safer Workplace

Workplace losses drive the cost of your Workers Compensation insurance, impacting your bottom line.  Safety pays, now more than ever. Working with your insurance broker and […]
July 14, 2015

Avoid the Comfort Zone Trap

Insurance is a relationship business; always has been and my bold prediction is it will remain that way at least for the foreseeable future. Sure, there […]
June 15, 2015
Old Man on the Fence

McGhee and Turner Granted Westfield Old Man on the Fence Award

Today two Lanier Upshaw employees were recognized by Westfield Insurance with the Old Man on the Fence award.  Angel McGhee is a Senior Account Manager that […]
June 15, 2015

Directors & Officers Insurance for Non Profits

It is estimated that approximately 20 percent of all U.S. corporations are non-profit, indicating an extremely large number of non-profit directors and officers. A significant percentage […]
June 1, 2015

Are You Covered for an Abuse Claim?

There are growing technological challenges with social media and emerging social trends. Insurance policy forms and exclusions can either help you navigate through a loss, or leave you exposed in the event of a claim.
May 27, 2015

Westfield Insurance Announces Lanier Upshaw, Inc in its list of Top Performing Independent Agencies

Trilogy Program Represents Westfield’s Top Performing Agents