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  • 50,000 Challenge: Creating Internship Opportunities at Credit Unions
    Posted on Jul 27th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Young Professional Career Development

    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 mission-driven people, can assert leadership and re-infuse energy into our communities. My suggestion is that […]


  • Death of the Salesmen: Ending the Banking-Advisory Culture Clash
    Posted on Jul 19th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    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 undergoing a revolution. It may not be as dramatic as the marches through New York […]


  • Focus on Leadership Fundamentals
    Posted on Jul 10th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Our Work with Credit Unions, Leadership Development

    The most successful leaders I know understand and live by fundamental leadership principles with both discipline and focus.  They commit to continuous learning and strive to have their behaviors serve as a reflection of their values —  setting  the standard and expectations for others in their organization. Companies are once again focused on increasing the […]


  • Leadership Requires Common Sense Ethics
    Posted on May 14th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Credit Unions

    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 navigate the new environment.  Being held under greater scrutiny by the public, members and the […]


  • Connecting Minds to Invent the Future
    Posted on Apr 23rd, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning, CEO Consultation

    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 on both your management team and board. Too few leaders spend time talking about these […]


  • Water – A Transformative Issue for Business and Society
    Posted on Mar 23rd, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning, Operation Processes and Implementation

    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 share with you a few data points on water stewardship that was the starting point […]


  • The Challenge of Succession Planning for CEOs and Boards
    Posted on Feb 6th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: CEO Consultation, Effective Board Governance, Succession Planning

    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 technology continues to play an even greater role in strategy, the criteria established for both […]


  • Heads Up: Time to start connecting the dots
    Posted on Feb 5th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning, CEO Consultation, Director Education

    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 about the world and how it will impact their business. But many don’t have that […]


  • Rapid Change Favors Those Who Embrace Uncertainty
    Posted on Dec 3rd, 2011

    By, Stuart R. Levine 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 some strange way, there were still roses in bloom, unlike most […]


  • Mission-Driven Communication Requires Standards
    Posted on Nov 4th, 2011

    By, Stuart R. Levine Successful leaders live by fundamental leadership principles with discipline and focus.  They commit to continuous learning and strive to have their behaviors serve as a reflection of their values — setting the standard and expectations for others in their organization. The CEO’s communication philosophy and actions sets the tone, whether it […]


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