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  • We’re proud to support Montefiore Medical Center and The Care Management Company in their ACO Pioneer Initiative
    Posted on Feb 8th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Healthcare Customer Service Initiatives, Healthcare, Strategic Communication

    Our client, Montefiore Medical Center and The Care Management Company has been selected as one of the premier healthcare organizations nationwide to participate in the ACO Pioneer Initiative sponsored by CMS. We are proud to support the leadership in this important Initiative – as they improve care experience, increase population health and reduce healthcare expense.


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 […]


  • Information Explosion Favors Creative Leadership
    Posted on May 6th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    This past year IBM released it fourth edition of their biennial Global CEO Study series entitled,  “Capitalizing on Complexity.”  Over 1500 global CEOs were interviewed in person, throughout 60 countries and across 33 industries.   The insights gained from this study have major implications for how leaders should view strategic planning, valued leadership qualities and decision-making […]


  • Capitalizing on Complexity
    Posted on Apr 13th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning, CEO Consultation

    I’ve spent the last two months with clients on the road visiting eight cities in the United States and making two trips to Europe. My meetings stimulated some thoughts that I would like to share with you. Michael Dowling (CEO of North Shore-LIJ) concluded his remarks to our Board retreat last week with the following […]