• Teamwork and Strategic Communication Drive Outcomes
    Posted by SL&A on Jul 30th, 2015
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Planning

    By Stuart R. Levine Published In, The Credit Union Times In the successful implementation and sustainability of any project, whether it be a patient’s recovery from a chronic illness or a complex project with significant funding, roll-outs often fall short and create either massive losses in investments, financial and human resources or human life for [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • We’re proud to support Montefiore Medical Center and The Care Management Company in their ACO Pioneer Initiative
    Posted by SL&A on Feb 8th, 2012
    Related Products & Services: Healthcare Customer Service Initiatives, Healthcare, Strategic Communication

    Our client, Montefiore Medical Center and The Care Management Company has been selected as one of the premier healthcare organizations nationwide to participate in the ACO Pioneer Initiative sponsored by CMS. We are proud to support the leadership in this important Initiative – as they improve care experience, increase population health and reduce healthcare expense.


  • Mission-Driven Communication Requires Courage and Standards
    Posted by SL&A on Nov 21st, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Communication, Team Effectiveness and Alignment, CEO Consultation

    Successful leaders live by fundamental leadership principles with discipline and focus. They commit to continuous learning and strive to have their behaviors serve as a reflection of their values — setting the standard and expectations for others in your organization. The CEO’s communication philosophy and actions sets the tone, whether it be openness with the [...]


  • What Boards, CEOs Can Do to Improve Communication
    Posted by SL&A on Feb 4th, 2011
    Related Products & Services: Effective Board Governance, CEO Consultation, Strategic Communication

    Directors desire a stronger line of communication with the CEO than is presently acknowledged. Sometimes lack of dialogue is a byproduct of board rules, including requirements for executive sessions without the CEO present. Sometimes it stems from failing to make such conversation a priority. Committing to an intelligent exchange of ideas with your CEO will [...]


  • Strategic Communication Impacts Culture and Trust
    Posted by SL&A on Dec 10th, 2010
    Related Products & Services: Effective Board Governance, Strategic Communication, CEO Consultation

    Last month I attended the National Association for Corporate Director’s (NACD) 2010 Governance Conference in Washington, DC.  The conference attracted over 750 corporate directors who serve on public boards and high-level speakers such as The Honorable Mary L. Shapiro, Chairman, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext.     There were many [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • A New Experience, a New Outlook on Biz Leadership
    Posted by SL&A on Feb 13th, 2009
    Related Products & Services: Leadership Development, Foundation Leadership Programs, Strategic Communication

    Recently, I was invited to go hunting with a colleague and friend.  I accepted the invitation, despite the fact that I hadn’t fired a gun since the Army and had never gone hunting. This was an opportunity to experience something new and share some fellowship with a respected and trusted friend.   In preparation for [...]


  • Bad Economy? Find A Way To Overcome It
    Posted by SL&A on Feb 8th, 2008
    Related Products & Services: Strategic Communication, CEO Consultation, Foundation Leadership Programs

    The economic indicators have not been very encouraging lately. The credit crunch, sparked by problems with residential mortgages, is spreading to the broader economy. The fears of a U. S. recession are global, and the Federal Reserve in late January cut the fed funds rate by three-quarters of a percentage point to 3.5 percent – [...]


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