|Dec 5, 2022||Bank Leadership Symposium for Bank Executives|
Mar 8, 2022
Host Sonia Portwood sits down with executive coach and leadership consultant Dr. Susan Bernstein, to discuss managing – and even harnessing – anxiety and stress in order to confidently navigate today’s ever-changing (banking) landscape.
Sep 8, 2022
Mar 31, 2022
In the post-pandemic world, community financial institutions are facing shifting customer expectations and hybrid working models. We explore the key traits that make leaders successful in this changing environment and give you some tips on how to find and nurture these leaders in your institution.
Sep 24, 2021
With 2020 behind us and still recovering in 2021, what does 2022 look like? This is the question that bankers need to ask themselves as they move into strategic planning season. To assist you with your assessments, here are the top strategic priorities for financial institutions.
Feb 24, 2021
The roles of financial institution CEOs have changed over the past years. The evolved leader embodies characteristics of being purpose-driven, accessible, and vocal. These traits along with more targeted and transparent messaging and digital visibility help community financial institution leaders to better guide their communities through this economic recovery.
Jun 23, 2021
Succession planning is something that all financial institutions do. Yet, with the pandemic, leadership roles were truly put to the test. Here are three ways to effectively groom your successors and help promote a successful transfer of leadership — review the game plan, perform an external search, and empower would-be successors.
May 11, 2021
Board leadership for financial institutions is vital. Now that the pandemic seems to be winding down, it may be a good time to address board education. Some areas to consider covering include: assessing the right post-pandemic strategy, tightening communication with management, talking about company culture, addressing new board member skills, and remembering compliance training.
Sep 28, 2022
Following two years of remote and hybrid work, executive retreats are more important than ever as a way of creating unity among leadership and identifying collective goals. But creating an effective executive retreat necessitates more than just gathering people together for a few days and requires looking at such gatherings in a whole new way.
Jul 21, 2022
Boards of directors have essential monitoring and advisory responsibilities that affect their organizations’ performance. In an ideal world, a corporate board would have a strong culture and contribute to the success of the organization. A recent survey of smaller banks found that less than half of their boards met that standard.
Feb 11, 2022
Succession planning has been a part of community financial institutions’ strategic and contingency planning for some time. Yet, 67% of bank CEOs are baby boomers between 56 and 75, so retirements may be coming sooner than expected. Still, 37% of banks have reported they have no clear CEO replacement. We give you five tips to help with your succession planning.
Jun 9, 2021
The year 2020 was a year of many changes. In 2021, many community financial institutions are finding more change — they need to change their culture to meet today’s challenges or face being left behind. We provide you with four best practices to do this, including developing a plan, obtaining buy-in, being willing to experiment, and ensuring leaders “walk the walk.”
Apr 23, 2021
Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) are fairly new positions. Yet, with growing diversity, equity, and inclusion requirements, continuing research around increased performance with executive diversity, and the need to represent more diverse communities, some financial institutions are adding this position to their C-suite. We give you three strategies if your institution is considering a CDO position.
Mar 15, 2021
Women between the ages of 25 and 44 are roughly 3x more likely to leave the workforce due to the added demands of the pandemic. Community financial institutions could face a serious shortage of executive-level women unless they reach out and provide flexibility and support in meaningful ways.
Nov 3, 2022
When employers have four-year college degree requirements for open positions, they exclude more than 60% of the working population. By focusing on the skills required to perform a job rather than on applicants’ education and credentials, employers may be able to improve diversity and performance while filling open positions.
Oct 14, 2022
When potential customers search for financial services online, where does your brand show up on the results page? Whether your brand comes up first or twenty-seventh, it’s important to stay up to date on what determines this ranking and make changes to your site accordingly. We’ve compiled a list of tips for enhancing your website with original, compelling content, as well as practices you should avoid.
Sep 15, 2022
Top-performing financial institutions had higher expenses last year, but also higher revenues and profit, as well as more loan growth. While their frugal peers may have been better at holding down costs, the higher performers got more bang for their buck.
Aug 15, 2022
Many community financial institutions are not yet seeing strong returns on their digital transformation investments. As most are still undergoing a transformation, it’s not too late to rethink your strategy and incorporate some of the lessons from the early adopters.
Jul 15, 2022
Despite hybrid work arrangements, 53% of women are burned out and considering leaving their jobs within the next two years. Retaining female employees within your organization may mean revisiting how your organization approaches hybrid work.