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  • Purpose and Values Not Buzz Words
    Posted on Mar 7th, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Now, more than ever, senior leaders must adhere to their values and organizational purpose to create and maintain employee and stakeholder trust. PricewaterhouseCoopers has been surveying CEOs for 20 years to gain their perspective on major trends affecting industry and the world economy. Its 2016 […]


  • 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 […]


  • CEOs’ Increasing Focus on Values and Trust
    Posted on May 25th, 2016

    By Stuart R. Levine Published in The Credit Union Times Business leaders feel that their organizations are increasingly under threat today as uncertainty from market and political challenges seem more intense and issues of trust are more pronounced. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ recent article, “Redefining Business Success in a Changing World, CEO Survey”, recorded data from interviews with […]


  • Soft Skills Deliver Hard Results
    Posted on Apr 17th, 2015
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times What traits and behaviors will impact your success as a leader and the ability of your organization to successfully transform itself?  Can these behaviors be learned? An ever-increasing number of studies show that people at all organizational levels can improve their careers and ability to […]


  • CEO Coaching: Experience Counts
    Posted on Nov 14th, 2013
    Related Products & Services: Executive Coaching

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times Stanford Business School recently surveyed more than 200 CEOs, board directors and senior executives of North American public and private companies and found that nearly all the CEOs surveyed thought that establishing a professional relationship to receive leadership advice or coaching would be valuable.  Only […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • Trends Support Need for Transformational Governance
    Posted on Jun 16th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Communication, Effective Board Governance

    Last week I attended a conference in New York City hosted by the National Association of Corporate Directors.  Core to this organization is the belief in education of directors who serve shareholders and other important stakeholders. Here are some directional issues that will redefine standards and behaviors and will require boards to transform their governance […]


  • The Collaborative & Innovative Strategic Leader
    Posted on May 18th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Our Work with Credit Unions, Director Education, Effective Board Governance

    Having just returned from NACUSO’s 2011 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, I thought it would be appropriate to share some perspective on current issues and trends that will impact your credit union and its ability to survive and thrive. Gigi Hyland, Board Member, NCUA, spoke about the unprecedented challenge of addressing the worst economic recession […]


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