Monthly Archives: December 2013

It’s Not the Strategy, Stupid!

When two organizations adopt the exact same strategy, are in the same industry, compete geography and seek to capture the same customer segment, have equal access to capital, one would expect similar results and performance.  But there is more to … Continue reading

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The CIO’s Invisible Threat

Most CIO’s are well aware of what causes sleepless nights and are actively focusing on solutions and risk mitigation strategies.  The three biggest worries are usually defined as: keeping the system up and running, cyber-security, and migration to digital platforms.  … Continue reading

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Banking and Death by a “Thousand Cuts”

It is far easier to destroy a good brand than to build a good brand! Brand reputation can add, or subtract, significantly to share price.  Consider the brand power of Apple as depicted in this simple graph on global PC … Continue reading

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Does Ford Still Need Alan Mulally?

The final countdown is fast approaching for Microsoft to announce its successor to CEO Steve Ballmer and the speculation is intense.  While Ford CEO Alan Mulally seems to be most experienced candidate and a proven turnaround leader, the big concern … Continue reading

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LEVERAGE Infographic: A New Look at a New Book

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Do Business Leaders Practice Like Other Professionals?

Whether it be sports, music or theatre, to get to the top takes talent and practice.  Practice, Practice, Practice.  And to stay on top takes more practice.  For every hour in a tennis tournament, a professional tennis player spends dozens … Continue reading

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Changing the Culture of Banking, Before It’s Too Late

Physicians the world over follow the Hippocratic Oath, which basically says: “Do no harm”. Many bank employees believe their executives follow the “Hypocritical Oath”. Consistent wrongdoing, on any level, is a clear indication of a dysfunctional culture.  Even the best … Continue reading

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