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January 26, 2016

Exposing The Dirty Truth About Governance

By Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes Insights There is increased conversation regarding governance and its impact on shareholder value.  To participate requires clear thinking and crisp communication.  Let’s start by understanding that any good decision-making process requires timely information […]
January 20, 2014

Diversity, Inclusion Boost Innovation, Organizational Strength

Today’s Leader Needs to Build, Maintain Culture of Respect By, Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Building and maintaining a culture that supports diversity and inclusion is the role of today’s leader. This includes recruiting, valuing and […]
December 10, 2013

Failed Obamacare Website Offers Lessons for Boards

Published in, Agenda- A Financial Times Service By, Stuart R. Levine Abstract: The failure of reinforces the need for directors to be fully engaged with senior management on how well the company is implementing key strategies and communicating with […]
May 6, 2013

Continuing the Industry’s Values for 165 Years

Published in The Credit Union Times By, Stuart R. Levine Over the years, I have seen the mission and values of the credit union industry expressed in the service brought to its members. I find that looking at the roots […]
February 7, 2013

Big Data: The Management Challenge

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in Credit Union Times You have probably been seeing the term Big Data popping up in many places. It has entered the business vernacular. Learning more about Big Data stimulated the following thoughts for me. INTRODUCTION Johns Hopkins […]
December 4, 2012

Member in Control

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in CU Insights December, 2012 In order to position themselves for success in the future, credit unions and financial institutions must accept the fact that their relationship with their customers or members has changed and […]
September 4, 2012

Lessons to be Learned from the Healthcare Debate

By, Stuart Levine A few weeks ago, I attended a regularly scheduled board meeting at a credit union.  The CFO was delivering his financial report that included the line item reflecting the cost for employee healthcare.  There was a discussion […]
September 8, 2011

Careful Integration the Cornerstone of Successful Mergers

Long Island Business News By, Stuart R. Levine Our firm recently facilitated the successful merger of two credit unions.  One of the fundamental issues that we focused on was the ability of the post merger team to quickly establish and […]
December 15, 2010

Reaching out to Directors

Reaching out to Investors, December, 2010 Most corporate citizens would agree that corporate directors are among their most important and most demanding constituencies. But ironically, we think that Directors are among the most under-served constituencies of all – at least […]
December 4, 2010

Crisis Management: How Ready is Your Board?

BYRD Watch, December 3, 2010 The world as we know it is in a continuous state of change for corporate directors. In the past, work mattered more than process.  With those in Congress and the Executive Branch concerned about another […]
December 2, 2010

Preparing for Change, Blogs and Opinion, December 1, 2010 Recently, the SEC issued Rule 14a-11 which has major implications for the way shareholders have access to nominating directors to boards.   The implementation of these rules is currently being challenged in court by […]
June 3, 2010

Annual Retreats: Directors Debate Best Practices

Agenda, June 2, 2010 During the holidays, television stations always run a consecutive loop of the yuletide log with a soundtrack of recognizable Christmas songs. It reminds us of shared values and gives people a sense of the holiday spirit […]
March 16, 2010

Opinion: Board Orientation Impacts Shareholder Value

Agenda, March 15, 2010 On Dec. 16, 2009, the  SEC  issued rules that will require  additional commentary in the preparation of the 10K.  Information calling for director qualifications and  contributions to their respective boards will be required. The  questions that […]
February 13, 2010

The New Decade Requires Employee Agility And Motivation

Long Island Business News, February 5-11, 2010 There are countless books on best practices for employee motivation. An Amazon search yields more than 8,000 titles. Combined with lectures and journal articles, you could probably spend the next two years wading […]
December 2, 2009

It’s Time To Refresh Your Board

Directorship, December 2009 The economic recovery continues to be problematic for the county and, as a result, regulatory pressures on  public companies and their boards remain high with no signs of abating.  Instead of waiting until regulatory  bodies start weighing […]
September 10, 2009

Getting Enterprise Risk Management Right

Directorship, September 9, 2009 Boards must mitigate risk by having a clear destination, getting input if needed, reading the dashboard data, and making judgments. I believe in capitalism’s strength and resilience. With the same  survival-of-the-fittest efficiency living organisms have tapped […]
July 10, 2009

The Current Thinking On Corporate Governance

Long Island Business News, July 3-9, 2009 This past month I participated as a panelist at two governance functions – The 3rd Annual Directors Education Workshop sponsored by GE and The Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the […]
June 12, 2009

Stay Close to Your Customers to Gain a Competitive Edge

Long Island Business News, June 5-11, 2009 The new normal for many consumers includes eating out once every two weeks instead of every one, getting a haircut every eight weeks instead of six and turning off lights to save on […]
May 6, 2009

Boards Must Balance Power to Maintain Their Integrity

Long Island Business News, May 1-5, 2009 The country’s economic crisis has shed a bright spotlight on the management of companies by chief executive officers and raised questions relating to CEO performance. Billions in taxpayers’ money have been given to […]
January 9, 2009

Corporate Governance: It’s Time for a Close Review

Long Island Business News, January 2-8, 2009 The government bailed out Citigroup. The chief executives of the Big Three automakers asked for $25 billion in loans. There will undoubtedly be more corporations asking the government for financial help. Many people […]