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  • Heads Up: Start Connecting the Dots Fast
    Posted on Feb 4th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning, Our Work with Credit Unions, 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 credit union. But many don’t have […]


  • Upcoming NACD webinar: Technology, Innovation, and Strategy (2/14/12) – Join Us!
    Posted on Jan 26th, 2012

    Join Stuart R. Levine for the upcoming NACD webinar – Technology, Innovation, and Strategy. When: February 14, 2012 To register: Click Here


  • Can You Learn as Fast as the World is Changing?
    Posted on Dec 5th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning, Strategic Retreats, Effective Board Governance

    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 species whose leaves and […]


  • 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 Courage and Standards
    Posted on Nov 21st, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Communication, Team Effectiveness and Alignment, CEO Consultation

    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 your organization. The CEO’s communication philosophy and actions sets the tone, whether it be openness with the […]


  • 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 […]


  • Creating Value in a Deleveraging World
    Posted on Oct 27th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Our Work with Credit Unions, Strategic Planning, Strategic Retreats

    As I reflect on my travels to over 20 cities in 2011, I am struck by a conversation I’d like to share with you.  Upon arriving late one evening in Las Vegas to speak at a credit union conference, I asked the cab driver “how’s business?” I heard a profoundly sad story.  His face is […]


  • Creating Value in a Contracting and De-Leveraging World
    Posted on Oct 2nd, 2011

    By, Stuart R. Levine As I reflect on my travels to over 20 cities in 2011, I am struck by a conversation I’d like to share with you.  Upon arriving late one evening in Las Vegas to speak at a credit union conference, I asked the cab driver “how’s business?” I heard a profoundly sad […]


  • 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 […]