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  • Rest For Success
    Posted on Jul 11th, 2019

    By Stuart R. Levine Published in, Forbes Perpetual movement without rest decreases productivity . In reality, it yields the opposite. Working without downtime, reduces efficiency and creativity and often invites emotional, psychological, and physical stress. The brain needs downtime to remain productive, gain perspective and generate innovative ideas. Downtime gives the mind an opportunity to make […]


  • Outperform With A Growth Mindset Culture
    Posted on Feb 25th, 2019

    By Stuart R. Levine Published in Forbes Management guru Peter Drucker reportedly claimed: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, notably updates Drucker with: “ The C in CEO is for curator of culture .” Like Drucker, Nadella recognizes that although strategy is important, a healthy empowering culture is on the critical path to organizational […]


  • Companies Left In The Dark On Customer And Employee Needs
    Posted on Nov 7th, 2018

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes This past summer we had the pleasure of inviting Jason Washing, Google’s Director of Global Partnerships – News, Publishing and Local Media, to participate in our Passageways learning webinars. The topic for discussion was innovation, culture and decision-making in the digital age. With the intense focus these days […]


  • Annual Reviews Lower Employee Engagement
    Posted on Jun 30th, 2018

    Published in, Forbes By, Stuart R. Levine Prepare your employees to be coached and your managers to become effective coaches. Employees don’t want annual reviews. They want more coaching , feedback and talent development focused on their strengths. A culture of engagement starts at the top. When senior leadership commits to move from backward looking performance evaluation […]


  • Motivated Employees Are Key To Your Company’s Success In The Digital Age
    Posted on Mar 21st, 2018

    By Stuart R. Levine Published in Forbes Have you noticed how increasing percentages of television commercials and print ads seem to have a digital component as part of the product pitch? Whether it’s apps, websites, artificial intelligence or even virtual reality, it’s time to take a deep dive into what your customers’ digital experience means […]


  • The Danger Of Not Understanding Blockchain And Its Impact
    Posted on Feb 20th, 2018

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes The press surrounding the wild ride of Bitcoin’s valuation mostly misses the larger story of blockchain, the transformational technology that underpins Bitcoin. Companies that work to stay ahead of consumer and client expectations appreciate the power of blockchain to alter business paradigms. According to a Deloitte study, analysts […]


  • Embrace Change Or Get Left Behind
    Posted on Dec 11th, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, Forbes Rethinking opportunity and change were repeating themes running through many events I have attended in the last quarter. AI and ESG’s impact on corporations are at the center of people’s minds. Executive teams are concerned about how AI will impact business strategies and how leaders will be able […]


  • Increase Your Impact Through Storytelling
    Posted on Nov 3rd, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times For millennia stories have transmitted human experience. Storytelling simplifies complexity and helps us make sense of the world. Stories help us empathize with others. They make us feel a part of something larger than ourselves. Stories trigger emotional responses that can powerfully drive memory and […]


  • Cut To The Chase With Stuart
    Posted on Sep 6th, 2017

    Start with the End in mind is a key rule from Stuart’s best-selling book, Cut To The Chase. Learn from Stuart how to integrate this simple rule into your everyday routine so that you can start achieving your objectives.


  • Employee Development for Engagement and Purpose
    Posted on Jul 22nd, 2017

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, CU Times An overwhelming number of companies use annual or semi-annual performance appraisals that focus on ratings and employee weaknesses, without commensurate tools to engage or develop their employees. Furthermore, too many managers believe that compensation is all that matters, and if the pay and benefits are good, people […]