• Get Back to Mission
    Posted by SL&A on Nov 27th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    Published In, The Credit Union Times By Stuart R. Levine “We now know there is a leadership and integrity problem among some of the leaders of our health care facilities, which can and must be fixed.  That breach of integrity is indefensible,” said then acting Veterans Administration Secretary, Sloan Gibson in June, 2014.  The VA [...]


  • Boost Productivity and Financials through Effective Meeting Management
    Posted by SL&A on Oct 27th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Leadership Development

    Published In, The Credit Union Times By Stuart R. Levine Time is one of your organization’s most valuable resources and meetings represent a significant portion of your employees’ time.  Harvard Business Review studies have shown that the best-performing companies in terms of return on capital, operating margin and revenue growth were those whose employees managed [...]


  • Courage Makes Innovation Possible
    Posted by SL&A on Sep 9th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Leadership Development

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Having the courage to do what is right is more critical today than ever.  In today’s business climate, every organization must be entrepreneurial, nimble and take smart risks just to survive. However, the hyper-fast world is getting more complex and uncertain, creating greater fear in [...]


  • Hiring and Promoting Based on Potential
    Posted by SL&A on Aug 28th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Leadership Development

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times CEOs recognize that building and maintaining the pipeline of emergent senior management is getting more difficult.  PricewaterhouseCoopers in a recent survey of CEOs discovered that they have a serious concern about the future availability of talent at all levels. There is global competition for talent [...]


  • The Good, Bad and Ugly of CEO-Board Communication
    Posted by SL&A on Jul 28th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, Agenda; A Financial Times Service Communication is a simple skill. But in the corporate governance world, it’s shocking how many boards and CEOs fail to harness this seemingly intuitive trait — particularly when working together. Many corporate leaders understand that communication between the board and the CEO is critical [...]


  • “Silence Kills” — Is Your Culture Facing Problems Head-On?
    Posted by SL&A on Jun 12th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times “Literally, silence can kill,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at a press conference on May 16, 2014, as he announced the maximum legal penalty of $35 million against General Motors.  The company failed to properly report safety problems with defective ignition switches in millions of [...]


  • The Power of Strategic Communication
    Posted by SL&A on May 12th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Communication

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times Numerous articles and research studies have shown effective communication to be an important driver of employee engagement, which leads to improved financial performance.  Gallup reports that those organizations falling within the top 25% of employee engagement in their client database not only have significantly higher [...]


  • The Skills Required for Emergent Leadership
    Posted by SL&A on May 2nd, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Leadership Development

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, The Credit Union Times Emergent leadership is defined by “google search” as a type of leadership in which a group member is not appointed or elected to the leadership role; rather, leadership develops over time as a result of the group’s interaction.  The most successful companies are focused on [...]


  • A Culture of Ethics Protects Reputation and Financial Returns
    Posted by SL&A on Apr 11th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    Published in, The Credit Union Times By, Stuart R. Levine A culture based on values and focused on ethical behavior protects reputation and brand.  As an individual, your name is your brand and a trusted brand provides the credibility needed to be effective in your organization.  For an organization, a trusted brand gives the credibility [...]


  • Women: An Economic Force for Productivity, Performance
    Posted by SL&A on Feb 19th, 2014
    Related Products & Services: Leadership Development

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Imagine a market demographic with huge, even dominant buying capacity. Think of a labor and leadership force that represents the majority of those completing higher education. What if this demographic was underrepresented in senior management and that research indicated that increased representation could improve organizational [...]


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