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  • Congratulations! 2011 NACD Directorship 100 Recognition
    Posted on Sep 23rd, 2011

    Stuart R. Levine Selected for the 2011 NACD Directorship 100 — the most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom. On behalf of the more than 11,000 members of the National Association of Corporate Directors, we are pleased to inform you that you have been selected for the 2011 NACD Directorship 100, the prestigious list of […]


  • Ensuring a Successful Merger
    Posted on Sep 19th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Our Work with Credit Unions

    Our firm recently facilitated the successful merger of two credit unions.  One of the fundamental issues that we focused on was the ability of the post merger team to quickly establish and maintain productive working relationships with employees and the members they serve. From the outset, it was critical to identify people-related risk factors as […]


  • Careful Integration the Cornerstone of Successful Mergers
    Posted on Sep 8th, 2011

    By, Stuart R. Levine Our firm recently facilitated the successful merger of two credit unions.  One of the fundamental issues that we focused on was the ability of the post merger team to quickly establish and maintain productive working relationships with employees and the people they serve. From the outset, it was critical to identify […]


  • How Corporate Culture Reflects Board Performance
    Posted on Aug 27th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Effective Board Governance

    Recently I moderated a webinar that is part of the National Association for Corporate Directors (NACD) Boardroom Excellence Series entitled, “Boards and CEOs:  Trust, Transparency and Constructive Tension.   The participants, Kenneth Daly, President and CEO, NACD and The Honorable Kenneth M. Duberstein, Lead Director, The Boeing Company and Director, The Travelers Companies and Conoco-Phillips shared […]


  • Director Assessments Can Strengthen Your Board
    Posted on Aug 18th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Effective Board Governance, On-Line Board Assessment, Our Work with Credit Unions

    This week I attended the 34th Annual National Director’s Convention in Las Vegas as a speaker on the topic of “Relentless Strategic  Leadership to Ensure Member Value ”.  The sessions were attended by both directors and CEOs.  The topic most commonly asked in both sessions were concerns about toxic board members who are defined as […]


  • Succession Planning: A Strategic Imperative
    Posted on Jul 28th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Succession Planning, Our Work with Credit Unions

    This past month, I attended a Deloitte conference hosted by their Center for Corporate Governance, including 1,000 directors across 30 locations, live from New York City.  One of the most important topics and issues discussed is the board’s approach to succession planning. The departure of your CEO is the most important and challenging board responsibility. […]


  • Take Time to Develop a Succession Planning Strategy
    Posted on Jul 1st, 2011

    This past month, I attended a Deloitte conference hosted by their Center for Corporate Governance, including 1,000 directors across 30 locations, live from New York City.  One of the most important topics and issues discussed is the board’s approach to succession planning. The departure of your CEO is the most important and challenging board responsibility. […]


  • 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 […]


  • Transformational Governance Includes IT Vision, Grasp
    Posted on May 6th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Our Work with Credit Unions, Director Education, CEO and Board Recruitment

    Last week I attended a governance conference in New York City.  The primary focus of the meeting was education of directors who serve members and other important stakeholders. The real challenge that CEOs and boards face, is to learn as fast as the world is changing.  This implies a commitment to strengthening our skills to […]