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  • 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 […]


  • Can A Robot Steal Your Job?
    Posted on Mar 28th, 2017

    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 workplace by looking at over 2,000 activities comprising more than 800 occupations. MGI’s intriguing results […]


  • 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 […]


  • Are You Prepared for the Internet of Things?
    Posted on Jan 8th, 2016

    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 to create interconnected electronic network systems that record, process and transmit information. McKinsey Global Institute […]


  • Culture Drives Success
    Posted on Apr 15th, 2015
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    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 after study shows that culture and values matter for an organization’s success.  The University of […]


  • A Culture of Ethics Protects Reputation and Financial Returns
    Posted on Apr 11th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    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 to be effective in your organization.  For an organization, a trusted brand gives the credibility […]


  • Technology and People are Both Strategic Priorities
    Posted on Sep 18th, 2013
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    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 with employees and build strong relationships with customers and members. IBM’s March 2013 white paper […]


  • Service-Profit Chain Empowers Employees
    Posted on Jun 13th, 2013
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    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 the customers themselves. A Harvard Business Review article, “Putting the Service-Profit Chain to Work,” written […]


  • Continuing the Industry’s Values for 165 Years
    Posted on May 6th, 2013

    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 of an institution can remind us of its mission and values and connect us to […]


  • How Zara Took Customer Focus to New Heights
    Posted on Apr 11th, 2013
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    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 the culture, building seamless communication into the organization, using “Big Data” in day to day […]


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