• 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 [...]


  • Why Boards Should Take Risk Oversight Role More Seriously
    Posted by SL&A on May 2nd, 2013
    Related Products & Services: Governance, http://www.stuartlevine.com/products-services/governance/

    Published in, Agenda By, Stuart R. Levine Stuart Levine is a director at Broadridge Financial Solutions and the founder of Stuart Levine & Associates, a management consultancy. Over the past two years, scandals in the athletic departments at both Rutgers and Penn State universities rocked the sporting and higher educational worlds. Firings included Rutgers’s basketball [...]


  • Regulation, Communication, Trust and Ethics All Linked
    Posted by SL&A on Jan 9th, 2013
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    Published in Credit Union Times By, Stuart R. Levine The full effect of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) is still to be felt in the financial sector. Dodd-Frank creates an environment of increased scrutiny and heightened sensitivity by regulators and consumers. Perhaps credit unions should not be treated [...]


  • Sandy Power Crisis Highlights Governance Failures
    Posted by SL&A on Dec 12th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Governance

    Published in Agenda By Stuart R. Levine Hurricane Sandy created mass disruption in the Northeast as people were displaced from their homes, suffered catastrophic flooding and lost electricity on a historic scale.  While New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received high marks for his crisis response, the same could not be said of the governance team [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • One Leadership Lesson: The Learning Never Stops
    Posted by SL&A 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 [...]


  • Reaching out to Directors
    Posted by SL&A on Dec 15th, 2010
    Related Products & Services: Board Assessments, Effective Board Governance, Governance

    Most corporate citizens would agree that corporate directors are among their most important and most demanding constituencies. But ironically, we think that Directors are among the most under-served constituencies of all – at least where “reaching out” is concerned. Here are a few things that are normally sure to please Directors…plus some hints on prepping [...]


  • Crisis Management: How Ready is Your Board?
    Posted by SL&A on Dec 4th, 2010
    Related Products & Services: Enterprise Risk Management, Governance, Effective Board Governance

    The world as we know it is in a continuous state of change for corporate directors. In the past, work mattered more than process.  With those in Congress and the Executive Branch concerned about another economic crisis, increased transparency and attention to processes will be required. In the past, board members, corporate secretaries and general [...]


  • Preparing for Change
    Posted by SL&A on Dec 2nd, 2010
    Related Products & Services: Governance, Enterprise Risk Management, Effective Board Governance

    Recently, the SEC issued Rule 14a-11 which has major implications for the way shareholders have access to nominating directors to boards.   The implementation of these rules is currently being challenged in court by the United States Chamber of Commerce.  However, the SEC direction is to encourage increased communication between shareholders and directors.  So while we [...]


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