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5 Ways To Spot A Leader Headed Nowhere

5 Ways To Spot A Leader Headed Nowhere

A leader with no destination is just taking a lonely walk Leadership defined in its simplest form, is the ability to rally people to a better future. What is that better future? Therein lies the problem with far too many so-called leaders. Many

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Culture of Protection vs Culture of Production

Culture of Protection vs Culture of Production

Sticking with the Status Quo could be your Bank’s first step to failure Corporate culture has been a hot topic for many years. Some banks want a sales culture, we prefer an advocate or service culture. Some want a family

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Community Banks Should Stop Doing These 5 Things Immediately

Community Banks Should Stop Doing These 5 Things Immediately

Seriously, Just Stop! The employees see it. The customers see it. Why can’t the bank’s leadership and management see it? It’s similar to watching an LSU football game with Les Miles at the helm up until Saturday. Everyone in the stands saw it.

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Cross-Selling Programs and the Customer Shakedown

Cross-Selling Programs and the Customer Shakedown

What does your cross-sell and incentive program promote? By now we’ve all read or heard about the Wells Fargo incident and their infamous cross-selling and employee incentive plan. It’s easy for some to blow this off as a “big bank” thing, thinking your

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Reputational Risk – A Community Bank Crapshoot

Reputational Risk - A Community Bank Crapshoot

Are you willing to risk it? The world of banking, in many ways, revolves around risks. Credit Risk, Interest Rate Risk, and Regulatory Risk just to name a few. A great amount of time and effort is focused on these

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Should Your Community Bank Be Program Focused or People Focused?

Should Your Community Bank Be Program Focused or People Focused?

The latest and greatest ideas of 2016 This is generally the time of year that most banks begin new initiatives in the hopes of increasing profitability or turning the tide of continued losses. Greater regulation over the past few years has also

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Pardon The Turkey

Pardon The Turkey

Every turkey has its day Each year, just before Thanksgiving, our government has a tradition of giving one lucky turkey a presidential pardon. Actually, each year a turkey and its alternate (there is an alternate in case the first turkey can’t

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Another Article on How To Be A Great Leader… Seriously?

Another Article on How To Be A Great Leader... Seriously?

A leader worth following Community banks are spending a tremendous amount of time, energy and money developing a strategic plan for the coming year. Some are doing it because they have a vision for their bank and others are doing

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You Can’t Fix Lazy, Crazy, and Stupid

You Can't Fix Lazy, Crazy, and Stupid

It sticks out like a sore thumb Lazy, crazy, and stupid exists in all banks. That’s an undeniable fact. Everyone knows it, but few are willing to point it out, because in reality, many of these types of employees are managers,

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Is Your Bank’s Subculture Taking Over?

Is Your Bank's Subculture Taking Over?

Most community banks have two cultures and don’t even know it So often community bankers spend time worrying about the competition. How do we beat the big banks? How do we keep up with their resources and technology? They worry about other community

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