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  • Don’t Let Yourself Sink In Volatile Times
    Posted on Nov 27th, 2016

    By Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes No matter how you voted or didn’t vote this past election, it is clear that both individuals and organizations are going to be experiencing more volatility in their lives. With a new presidency approaching built upon the notion of deeper change, there are certain qualities and tools that […]


  • Soft Skills Rule
    Posted on Nov 14th, 2016

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times A recent LinkedIn study found that of 291 hiring managers surveyed, 59% agreed that finding employees with the right soft skills is much more difficult than finding employees with adequate technical skills. They also found that these skills are particularly important, and just as hard […]


  • Check Board Performance, Not the Box.
    Posted on Oct 23rd, 2016

    By Stuart R. Levine, Published in, The Credit Union Times In 2004, the NYSE mandated that the boards of all listed companies undertake an annual self-evaluation to gain perspective on how effectively they and their committees are functioning. Many other organizations, including credit unions, followed suit as a matter of good governance. Board assessment processes, […]


  • Why You Haven’t Landed A Seat On A Board
    Posted on Oct 14th, 2016

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Being invited to serve on a board is a coveted position. It requires thought and planning to become a valued member of any board. It’s not enough to assume that you’re qualified and ready. It’s critical that you take smart steps to develop your resources and skills into […]


  • Are You Prepared For Your Next Board Meeting?
    Posted on Sep 13th, 2016

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Last year, according to the 2015-2016 NACD Public Company Survey report, directors, on average, spent 248 hours on board-related matters – or approximately one full month a year. Committee Chairs require significantly more time to do the job well. This trend has been increasing since 2007. Strategy has always been one […]


  • The Changing Board Relationship with Senior Management
    Posted on Aug 23rd, 2016

    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 Corporate Directors (NACD) 2015–2016 Public Company Governance Survey compiled benchmarking data on governance trends and […]


  • Open Your Eyes And Learn From Others
    Posted on Jul 22nd, 2016

    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 spirit and stimulating your brain creates innovation. It’s about the possibilities. The smartest leaders understand […]


  • Maximizing Organizational Potential Through Learning
    Posted on Jul 13th, 2016

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The CU Times In his 1990 book “The Fifth Discipline”, Peter Senge coined the term learning organization: “Organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people […]


  • The Key Ingredients for the Perfect Team
    Posted on Jul 12th, 2016

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Although most organizational experts agree that teamwork is important to organizational success and profitability, its significance has ballooned over recent years. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review cited that the time managers and employees spend collaborating on work and projects has increased by […]


  • Apps Mirror Organizational Culture
    Posted on Jun 25th, 2016

    By Stuart R. Levine Published in The Credit Union Times Can your Smartphone apps give you insights about organizational culture? How will the ubiquitous nature of the Internet continue to change your relationship to your customers? How might these tools affect your organization? In her new insightful book, Mobilized: An Insider’s Guide to the Business […]


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