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December 26, 2019

Strategy As Effective Risk Mitigation In a Rapidly Changing Marketplace

April 13, 2019

Strategic Planning that Strengthens Your Culture

Published in, Forbes By Stuart R. Levine Not every senior leader thinks about their strategic planning process as an opportunity to enhance their organizational culture. However, your culture is the key to moving the needle on revenues, and every opportunity […]
July 30, 2018

The Impact Of Talent On Strategic Planning

Published in, Forbes By, Stuart R. Levine Is your organization planning its current and future talent needs with the same level of energy devoted to its strategic plan? Your human capital plan must fit hand-in-glove with your strategic plan. A disciplined […]
February 28, 2018

Satisfied Employees Create Apostle Digital Members

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Whether it’s apps, websites, artificial intelligence or blockchain technology, the modern digital age is causing credit union leaders to take a deep dive into what their members’ digital experience means for […]
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 […]
March 28, 2017

Can A Robot Steal Your Job?

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Technology’s unrelentingly advance is transforming work and the workplace. McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), using data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Occupational Information Network (O*Net), examined automation’s potential effect on the […]
July 22, 2016

Open Your Eyes And Learn From Others

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes What pushes people to learn and adapt? What are the things that we can do as leaders to promote strategic thinking and learning? Imagining your future creates innovation. Dreaming creates innovation. Reinvigorating your […]
January 8, 2016

Are You Prepared for the Internet of Things?

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times The “Internet of Things” can bring remarkable benefits as well as substantial challenges to today’s ever-changing business environment. No industry will remain untouched, as physical assets are equipped with sensors […]
April 15, 2015

Culture Drives Success

By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Does your organization’s culture affect its success?  You bet it does.  Culture is the set of norms and values that are widely shared and strongly held throughout the organization.  Study […]
April 11, 2014

A Culture of Ethics Protects Reputation and Financial Returns

Published in, The Credit Union Times By, Stuart R. Levine A culture based on values and focused on ethical behavior protects reputation and brand.  As an individual, your name is your brand and a trusted brand provides the credibility needed […]
September 18, 2013

Technology and People are Both Strategic Priorities

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in Credit Union Times We continue to address foundational ways to increase leadership capacity by focusing on mission, ethics and values and innovation. Combined with effective strategic communication, leaders establish trust, engagement, accountability and collaboration […]
June 13, 2013

Service-Profit Chain Empowers Employees

By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times I advise clients to focus on “Putting the Customer in Control”. To do so in a service economy, leaders must focus on both employees facing the customer as well as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy’s Direct Hit on Humanity and Resulting Economic Devastation

By, Stuart R. Levine The hurricane has had a profound impact on the five boroughs of New York City, particularly Staten Island, as well as much of New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut.  As I write this article on Saturday, […]
July 19, 2012

Death of the Salesmen: Ending the Banking-Advisory Culture Clash

Stuart R. Levine is interviewed by Bank Investment Consultant for their lead cover story entitled, “Death of the Salesman: Ending the Banking-Advisory Culture Clash.” Read the PDF. By, Brendan Sheehan Published July 1, 2012 The world of personal finance is […]
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 […]
March 23, 2012

Water – A Transformative Issue for Business and Society

This past month, I spent a day engaging in thought-provoking dialogue at the Deloitte Davos Experience. The issues discussed each year at the World Economic Forum provide a context for the most important challenges of our time. I’d like to […]