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January 16, 2018

The Danger Of Not Embracing ESG

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Corporations are now moving from an increasing awareness of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) to a more proactive stance. Directors are considering what impact ESG has on their role in overseeing strategy and […]
January 9, 2018

Are You Preparing for the Blockchain Tsunami?

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times For credit union boards and executives, the greatest risk is not being adequately informed and not taking action, and then becoming overwhelmed by a tsunami of change. Blockchain technology could […]
December 21, 2017

Choose Happiness

Published in, CU Times By Stuart R. Levine In my decades of working with CEOs, and in occupying the position myself, maximizing the CEO’s positive effect on the culture organization is always on my mind. We know that there is […]
December 18, 2017

The Continuing Quest for Culture

Published in, CU Times By Stuart R. Levine In the many conferences attended this past quarter, from the NACD’s Global Board Leaders’ Summit “RE:defining VALUE” to the List Sell Negotiate 2017 in Sydney, Australia, the themes of leadership, people, innovation […]
December 11, 2017

Embrace Change Or Get Left Behind

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Rethinking opportunity and change were repeating themes running through many events I have attended in the last quarter. AI and ESG’s impact on corporations are at the center of people’s minds. Executive teams are […]
November 13, 2017

Increase Your Impact Through Storytelling

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times For millennia stories have transmitted human experience. Storytelling simplifies complexity and helps us make sense of the world. Stories help us empathize with others. They make us feel a part […]
October 25, 2017

Success Needs A Strong Story

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many PowerPoint slides is a compelling story worth? Storytelling makes business come to life. Our brains are organized to respond to them and to […]
October 25, 2017

Millennials and Gen Z: Credit Union Values Matter

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times The mission and values of the credit union industry over the last 170 years, has always been expressed in the service brought to its members. The first credit unions were […]
September 27, 2017

New Bosses Of The Boardroom: Millennials and Gen Z

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes  There is growing intergenerational convergence around the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues affecting organizations. Millennials, born 1980 to 1995, recently became the largest segment of the U.S. labor market at 34%, and greatest […]
September 13, 2017

Learning Cultures Drive Business Impact

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times The strength of an organization’s learning culture can be the single biggest driver of business impact. In a learning culture, people develop their abilities, their technical skills improve and career advancement […]
August 24, 2017

Why Your Board Isn’t Optimized

By Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes What is an optimized board and are you serving on one?  I have found that the key factors contributing to an optimized board are boards that have a strong culture, focus on ensuring company […]
August 22, 2017

Why Is Implementing Change So Hard?

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, CU Times Achieving change in an organization requires a relentless commitment to include people and their thoughts in the process. Most change efforts fail because of a lack of understanding of the dynamics of organizational […]
August 20, 2017

Taking Control of Board Culture and New Realities

By Stuart R. Levine Ethical Boardroom, Summer 2017 Directors spend approximately one full month a year on board-related matters. What can you do to assure that your board’s culture is optimal and that this valuable time is maximized effectively? Dysfunctional boards […]
July 31, 2017

Hold Your CEO Accountable

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Industries have always faced challenges in the marketplace, but today they are under stress like never before. Advances in technology have ushered in dramatic changes, remaking traditional industries like energy, retail, journalism and medicine. […]
July 22, 2017

Employee Development for Engagement and Purpose

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, CU Times An overwhelming number of companies use annual or semi-annual performance appraisals that focus on ratings and employee weaknesses, without commensurate tools to engage or develop their employees. Furthermore, too many managers believe that […]
June 24, 2017

Stop Tracking Employees And Start Inspiring Them

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes Are your performance evaluations improving your organizational culture? Do you think evaluation systems really engage people, make them feel heard and help them to grow? An overwhelming number of companies review their people infrequently, […]
June 12, 2017

Cognitive Awareness for Better Decisions

By Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times  Emotional intelligence, self-awareness and commitment to understanding others are traits of a good leader. These leaders make sound decisions based on best available data. But what if the natural automatic […]
June 5, 2017

Succession Planning Needs To Be Your Number 1 Priority

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Succession planning has always been defined as the number one responsibility of board members followed closely by strategic plan development. KPMG conducted a global survey of 2,300 directors that showed that only 14% of […]
May 6, 2017

Culture: The #1 Human Capital Challenge

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times A recent study conducted jointly by the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and the Columbia Business School, found that 85% of executives feel their culture isn’t where it […]
April 30, 2017

Why Your Strategic Plan Will Never Succeed

By Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes We all want to achieve results through a clear strategy that is successfully executed. But this doesn’t always happen. You can have the best strategy in the world, but if you can’t execute […]