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October 27, 2014

Boost Productivity and Financials through Effective Meeting Management

Published In, The Credit Union Times By Stuart R. Levine Time is one of your organization’s most valuable resources and meetings represent a significant portion of your employees’ time.  Harvard Business Review studies have shown that the best-performing companies in […]
September 9, 2014

Courage Makes Innovation Possible

By, Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Having the courage to do what is right is more critical today than ever.  In today’s business climate, every organization must be entrepreneurial, nimble and take smart risks just to […]
August 28, 2014

Hiring and Promoting Based on Potential

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times CEOs recognize that building and maintaining the pipeline of emergent senior management is getting more difficult.  PricewaterhouseCoopers in a recent survey of CEOs discovered that they have a serious concern […]
May 2, 2014

The Skills Required for Emergent Leadership

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times Emergent leadership is defined by “google search” as a type of leadership in which a group member is not appointed or elected to the leadership role; rather, leadership develops over […]
February 19, 2014

Women: An Economic Force for Productivity, Performance

By, Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Imagine a market demographic with huge, even dominant buying capacity. Think of a labor and leadership force that represents the majority of those completing higher education. What if this demographic […]
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 […]
September 26, 2013

Setting The Stage for Innovation and Success

Written by, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times Innovation is one of the most important issues for credit unions. It is the key to growth and critical for the execution of long term strategies – created by […]
August 5, 2013

Making the Most of Meetings

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, Credit Union Times Effective communication, especially related to meetings, increases productivity, saves time and most importantly strengthens organizational leadership capacity. Surveys of executives show that they can spend up to 40% or 50% of […]
April 11, 2013

How Zara Took Customer Focus to New Heights

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in Credit Union Times Zara is the flagship store of the Inditex group, the world’s largest clothing retailer. The company is an excellent example of how putting the customer in control, having collaboration infused into […]
March 9, 2013

Leaders Lean Forward into Opportunities Ahead

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in Credit Union Times This past Sunday, we watched the news talk shows featuring various governmental leaders from both sides of the aisle explain their positions on sequestration and its implications for the U.S economy.  […]
December 12, 2012

Creating the Right Leadership for the Future

Published in the Credit Union Times By, Stuart R. Levine This past month during our firm’s Senior Leadership Team meeting, we watched a video from featuring Liane Hornsey, Vice President, Operations at Google.   The smartest CEOs and their teams […]
October 4, 2012

Innovation the Key to Future Growth

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in Credit Union Times October 2012 This past month at the Credit Union Leadership Forum’s Edu-Leader® Leadership Learning Series we focused on Innovation.  I thought it would be valuable to share some of the day’s […]
August 8, 2012

The 50,000 Challenge Revisited

By Stuart R. Levine It’s Sunday, and I’m reading the newspapers and watching the talk shows, trying to digest the political commentary that consumes all of us. My perception and conclusion is that based on the content and the harsh […]
July 27, 2012

50,000 Challenge: Creating Internship Opportunities at Credit Unions

As the presidential campaign intensifies, I am struck by the common sense opportunity for all of us in the credit union world to come together and start to turn this country around. There is a practical way that we, as […]
May 14, 2012

Leadership Requires Common Sense Ethics

Published May, 2012 By, Stuart R. Levine Last month I participated as a panelist on a National Association of Corporate Directors webinar entitled, “Capitalism, Transparency and Ethics.” Following the global financial crisis, directors are increasingly concerned with how to effectively […]
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 8, 2012

We’re proud to support Montefiore Medical Center and The Care Management Company in their ACO Pioneer Initiative

Our client, Montefiore Medical Center and The Care Management Company has been selected as one of the premier healthcare organizations nationwide to participate in the ACO Pioneer Initiative sponsored by CMS. We are proud to support the leadership in this […]
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 […]
December 5, 2011

Can You Learn as Fast as the World is Changing?

As we go deep into the fourth quarter of this year, I’d like to reflect upon lessons learned as well as thoughts for the new year and beyond. This morning, after Thanksgiving day, I walked through my rose garden. In […]