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September 30, 2020

Massive Leadership Challenges

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on society and the workplace are coinciding with a renewed quest for racial equity. There are two related dynamics at play for leaders to consider: One is […]
March 30, 2020

Resiliency Matters in A Crisis

Published in, Forbes By Stuart R. Levine We are living in a new reality.  The global COVID-19 virus is redefining words like disruption, economic and personal survival.  Questions are now being raised in the United States about the ability for […]
January 30, 2019

Engage Investors With Longer Term Strategy

Published in, Forbes By Stuart R. Levine There is positive change happening in the business world as more and more companies and investors adopt a longer-term holistic view of investment return. There’s increasing awareness that excessive concentration on short-term earnings causes […]
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. […]
March 7, 2017

Purpose and Values Not Buzz Words

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Now, more than ever, senior leaders must adhere to their values and organizational purpose to create and maintain employee and stakeholder trust. PricewaterhouseCoopers has been surveying CEOs for 20 years […]
August 25, 2016

The Changing Board Relationship with Senior Management

By Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times The relationship between boards and senior management is changing. Boards’ obligations and their engagement with management have grown in today’s world of increasing complexity and risk. The National Association of […]
May 25, 2016

CEOs’ Increasing Focus on Values and Trust

By Stuart R. Levine Published in The Credit Union Times Business leaders feel that their organizations are increasingly under threat today as uncertainty from market and political challenges seem more intense and issues of trust are more pronounced. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ recent […]
April 17, 2015

Soft Skills Deliver Hard Results

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times What traits and behaviors will impact your success as a leader and the ability of your organization to successfully transform itself?  Can these behaviors be learned? An ever-increasing number of […]
November 14, 2013

CEO Coaching: Experience Counts

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times Stanford Business School recently surveyed more than 200 CEOs, board directors and senior executives of North American public and private companies and found that nearly all the CEOs surveyed thought […]
April 23, 2012

Connecting Minds to Invent the Future

Lately in our business, I have observed a disturbing trend. Companies are on a shorter planning cycle, and long term planning and visionary thinking is difficult to achieve. However, visionary planning informs every future decision, including hiring the right talent […]
February 6, 2012

The Challenge of Succession Planning for CEOs and Boards

Maximizing and ensuring shareholder value and performance requires an ongoing review of the depth of talent in an organization as well as the right complement of skills to lead effectively and navigate changing strategies.  As markets become more global and […]
February 5, 2012

Heads Up: Time to start connecting the dots

As we begin the new year, most CEOs and C-Suite executives are thinking about how to strengthen the leadership team and management to best execute on strategy. Some leaders may have the “gene” that inspires them to naturally keep learning […]
June 16, 2011

Trends Support Need for Transformational Governance

Last week I attended a conference in New York City hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors.  Core to this organization is the belief in education of directors who serve shareholders and other important stakeholders. Here are some directional […]
May 18, 2011

The Collaborative & Innovative Strategic Leader

Having just returned from NACUSO’s 2011 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, I thought it would be appropriate to share some perspective on current issues and trends that will impact your credit union and its ability to survive and thrive. Gigi […]
April 1, 2011

Exemplary Leadership Requires a Moral Compass

This past month, I was invited to deliver a leadership presentation to a group of international business students at Stony Brook University at the request of a business colleague I have known for over 25 years.  These exchanges of content […]
February 4, 2011

What Boards, CEOs Can Do to Improve Communication

Directors desire a stronger line of communication with the CEO than is presently acknowledged. Sometimes lack of dialogue is a byproduct of board rules, including requirements for executive sessions without the CEO present. Sometimes it stems from failing to make […]
January 14, 2011

Continuous Learning Drives Innovation and Results

In our many years of operating a strategic planning firm, one incredible truth has emerged. The commitment to continually learn defines whether people and teams have the energy to innovate and develop strategies that achieve results. As the world continues to evolve economically and politically, global […]