• 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 [...]


  • Making the Most of Meetings
    Posted by SL&A on Aug 5th, 2013
    Related Products & Services: Leadership Development

    By, Stuart R. Levine Published in, Credit Union Times Effective communication, especially related to meetings, increases productivity, saves time and most importantly strengthens organizational leadership capacity. Surveys of executives show that they can spend up to 40% or 50% of their time in meetings. Furthermore many executives observe that up to 50% of the time [...]


  • Creating the Right Leadership for the Future
    Posted by SL&A on Dec 12th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Leadership

    Published in the Credit Union Times By, Stuart R. Levine This past month during our firm’s Senior Leadership Team meeting, we watched a video from Boss.tv featuring Liane Hornsey, Vice President, Operations at Google.   The smartest CEOs and their teams are asking how to develop the right leadership for the future. Creating organizational responsibilities and [...]


  • Information Explosion Favors Creative Leadership
    Posted by SL&A 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 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 [...]


  • Exemplary Leadership Requires a Moral Compass
    Posted by SL&A on Apr 1st, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Young Professional Career Development, Foundation Leadership Programs, Leadership Development

    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 by SL&A 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 [...]


  • Continuous Learning Drives Innovation and Results
    Posted by SL&A 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 [...]


  • Effective Leaders Understand How to Manage Risk
    Posted by SL&A on Nov 12th, 2010
    Related Products & Services: Enterprise Risk Management, Leadership Development, Strategic Planning

    If I ask people to describe the attributes of a good leader, the smartest ones will always mention the ability to stay calm during difficult situations, find ways to be positive and hopeful and ensure the implementation of effective risk management strategies. The economic climate, coupled with recent regulations announced by the Securities and Exchange [...]


  • BP Oil Spill: Catastrophe Teaches Lessons on Leadership
    Posted by SL&A on Jul 9th, 2010
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Communication, Leadership Development, Effective Board Governance

    The images are haunting.  Oil is gushing to the surface of the ocean and our shores at a rate of up to 100,000 barrels per day.  Wild life are dying and ecosystems are being destroyed.  Scientists predict decades of environmental effects and economists warn of severe job losses in the Gulf area. As Congress and [...]


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