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  • 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 […]


  • The Fundamentals of Exceptional Governance
    Posted on Apr 23rd, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Our Work with Credit Unions

    Last month I spoke at the CUES Executive Summit in Colorado Springs. This conference was attended by some of the most dedicated and intelligent directors and senior leaders we have met in the credit union world. I’d like to share with you some of the valuable content delivered, as well as some of the important […]


  • 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 […]


  • Board Culture Strengthened by Learning
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    Related Products & Services: Our Work with Credit Unions

    This past year I travelled 300,000 miles globally . The experience helped me connect dots that have serious consequences for business strategy and succession planning. It also reinforced a central theme that is emerging for all of us on boards: Can we learn as fast as the world is changing? As directors, we are always […]


  • The Challenge of Succession Planning for CEOs and Boards
    Posted on Feb 7th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: CEO Consultation, Director Education, Succession Planning

    Maximizing and ensuring member value and performance requires an ongoing review of the depth of talent in your credit union 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]