• Is Your Organization Adequately Protecting Its Assets?
    Posted by SL&A on Nov 13th, 2015
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times Are your board and senior leadership adequately protecting your organization’s most valuable assets including your data and intellectual property?  Board oversight, senior management leadership and a culture of engagement will go a long way to address this serious problem.  When a mindset of data protection [...]

  • Special Committees Won’t Prevent Cyber Attacks
    Posted by SL&A on Oct 12th, 2015
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    By Stuart R. Levine Published in AGENDA Boards need to ensure they have proper oversight of cyber-security issues, but creating another committee will not solve the problem. Directors still need to keep up with the pace of change. Ocean Tomo, a merchant bank specializing in intellectual property, estimates that intangible assets represent 84% of the [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Challenge of Succession Planning for CEOs and Boards
    Posted by SL&A 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 [...]

  • Creating Value in a Deleveraging World
    Posted by SL&A 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 [...]

  • How Corporate Culture Reflects Board Performance
    Posted by SL&A on Aug 27th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Effective Board Governance

    Recently I moderated a webinar that is part of the National Association for Corporate Directors (NACD) Boardroom Excellence Series entitled, “Boards and CEOs:  Trust, Transparency and Constructive Tension.   The participants, Kenneth Daly, President and CEO, NACD and The Honorable Kenneth M. Duberstein, Lead Director, The Boeing Company and Director, The Travelers Companies and Conoco-Phillips shared [...]

  • Director Assessments Can Strengthen Your Board
    Posted by SL&A on Aug 18th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Effective Board Governance, On-Line Board Assessment, Our Work with Credit Unions

    This week I attended the 34th Annual National Director’s Convention in Las Vegas as a speaker on the topic of “Relentless Strategic  Leadership to Ensure Member Value ”.  The sessions were attended by both directors and CEOs.  The topic most commonly asked in both sessions were concerns about toxic board members who are defined as [...]

  • Trends Support Need for Transformational Governance
    Posted by SL&A 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 by SL&A 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 [...]

  • Transformational Governance Includes IT Vision, Grasp
    Posted by SL&A on May 6th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Our Work with Credit Unions, Director Education, CEO and Board Recruitment

    Last week I attended a governance conference in New York City.  The primary focus of the meeting was education of directors who serve members and other important stakeholders. The real challenge that CEOs and boards face, is to learn as fast as the world is changing.  This implies a commitment to strengthening our skills to [...]

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