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  • 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 […]

  • One Leadership Lesson: The Learning Never Stops
    Posted on Apr 7th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Governance

    This past month, I was invited to deliver a leadership presentation to a group of international business students at Stony Brook University at the request of a business colleague I have known for over 25 years.  These exchanges of content are an enduring commitment we make to the community.  Our hope is that the fundamental […]

  • The Leader’s and Director’s Role in Managing Risk
    Posted on Mar 11th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Enterprise Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development

    As the snow from this very harsh winter begins to melt, those of us who are golfers begin the transition from the winter doldrums to a hopeful new season.  One way to prepare your body and your mind is to watch professionals play on televised tournaments.  In analyzing the professional swings, I am always struck […]

  • How to Create Strategic Plans that Engage the Team
    Posted on Feb 11th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning, Strategic Retreats

    Many organizations today should revisit their strategic plan and the process that built the direction.  Strategic planning processes can be delivered in many different ways.  It’s important to align the team, and start the discussion with independent data about customer satisfaction and employee understanding of the plan and mission of the organization. A critical component […]

  • Continuous Learning Drives Innovation and Results
    Posted on Jan 14th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Executive Coaching

    In our many years of operating a strategic planning firm, one incredible truth has emerged. The commitment to continually learn defines whether people and teams have the energy to innovate and develop strategies that achieve results. As the world continues to evolve economically and politically, global and emerging markets become more competitive. Effective leaders understand their role in stimulating discussions that […]

  • Stay Close to Your Customers to Gain a Competitive Edge
    Posted on Jun 12th, 2009
    Related Products & Services: Governance, Strategic Planning, Leadership Development

    The new normal for many consumers includes eating out once every two weeks instead of every one, getting a haircut every eight weeks instead of six and turning off lights to save on electricity bills. Lifestyle changes and drastic cutbacks in spending have had a profound impact on businesses, including layoffs, pay cuts, unpaid time […]