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  • Why Your Board Isn’t Optimized
    Posted on Aug 24th, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes What is an optimized board and are you serving on one?  I have found that the key factors contributing to an optimized board are boards that have a strong culture, focus on ensuring company strategy and succession planning and have engaged directors who are prepared for all meetings. […]


  • Why Is Implementing Change So Hard?
    Posted on Aug 22nd, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, CU Times Achieving change in an organization requires a relentless commitment to include people and their thoughts in the process. Most change efforts fail because of a lack of understanding of the dynamics of organizational change. Organization’s behave like a biological system. It attempts to achieve balance by resisting […]


  • Taking Control of Board Culture and New Realities
    Posted on Aug 20th, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Ethical Boardroom, Summer 2017 Directors spend approximately one full month a year on board-related matters. What can you do to assure that your board’s culture is optimal and that this valuable time is maximized effectively? Dysfunctional boards waste time, and, more importantly, dysfunction depletes the organization’s resources through unwise decisions and […]


  • Hold Your CEO Accountable
    Posted on Jul 28th, 2017

    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. Even cutting-edge technology companies that themselves are disruptors, are in a continuous state of […]


  • Employee Development for Engagement and Purpose
    Posted on Jul 22nd, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, CU Times An overwhelming number of companies use annual or semi-annual performance appraisals that focus on ratings and employee weaknesses, without commensurate tools to engage or develop their employees. Furthermore, too many managers believe that compensation is all that matters, and if the pay and benefits are good, people […]


  • Stop Tracking Employees And Start Inspiring Them
    Posted on Jun 24th, 2017

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes Are your performance evaluations improving your organizational culture? Do you think evaluation systems really engage people, make them feel heard and help them to grow? An overwhelming number of companies review their people infrequently, usually on an annual basis, and in a way that is not engaging or effective. […]


  • Cognitive Awareness for Better Decisions
    Posted on Jun 12th, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times  Emotional intelligence, self-awareness and commitment to understanding others are traits of a good leader. These leaders make sound decisions based on best available data. But what if the natural automatic workings of the mind interfere with these traits? The research of Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist […]


  • Succession Planning Needs To Be Your Number 1 Priority
    Posted on Jun 5th, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Succession planning has always been defined as the number one responsibility of board members followed closely by strategic plan development. KPMG conducted a global survey of 2,300 directors that showed that only 14% of directors had a detailed board succession plan , with no dramatic differences across the developed countries […]


  • Culture: The #1 Human Capital Challenge
    Posted on May 6th, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times A recent study conducted jointly by the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and the Columbia Business School, found that 85% of executives feel their culture isn’t where it needs to be. This fact, combined with numerous studies finding a strong correlation between a […]


  • Why Your Strategic Plan Will Never Succeed
    Posted on Apr 30th, 2017

    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 it, you won’t achieve your mission. Strategic execution is accomplished through inclusion and getting a […]


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