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SME banking: a specialist bank or integrated service within a retail/commercial bank?

Chartered Management Institute

I have attended the Africa SME Banking Conference in Johannesburg in early May, organised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – part of the World Bank. small business loan small business underwriting sme SME banking SME risk financeRelated Content: Create the Mindset for Business Success!

Voice of Experience: Jennifer Fitzgibbon (RBS Global Banking & Markets)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Jennifer Fitzgibbon (Managing Director, Treasurer, Americas, RBS Global Banking & Markets) written by Melissa J. Bob's blog entries Global Banking & Markets Jennifer Fitzgibbon Melissa J. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and [.].

Voice of Experience: Stephanie Ruhle (Deutsche Bank)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Stephanie Ruhle (Managing Director, Reationship Management, Deuts he Bank)written by Melissa J. Bob's blog entries Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank’s Global Markets Women’s Network Deutsche Bank’s Women on Wall Street (WOWS) Melissa J.

Voice of Experience: Deborah Kaye (Bank of New York Mellon)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Deborah Kaye (Managing Director and Senior Managing Counsel, Bank of New York Mellon) written by Melissa J. Anderson SIFMA the Financial Women’s Association The Professional Services Liaison Committee Voice of Experience: Deborah Kaye (Bank of New York Mellon

Voice of Experience: Alison Rose (Royal Bank of Scotland)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Alison Rose (Head of Cofrporate Coverage and Client Management, EMEA, Global Banking & Markets, Royal Bank of Scotland) written by Melissa J. Bob's blog entries A Career in Investment Banking Alison Rose Diversity in Investment Banking Melissa J. Visit us daily to [.].

Leading with Character by Leading from Within

C-Level Strategies

“A lot of my friends who went on to be very successful in investment banking or law or consulting … are not as happy as I am.

35 Under 35: Stephanie Niven (Javelin Capital)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Stephanie Niven written by Cleo Thompson (London), founder of The Gender Blog, for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” [.].

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Fintech Companies Could Give Billions of People More Banking Options

Harvard Business Review

Much has been made of the fact that a new breed of financial technology (or fintech) companies is unbundling banks in the developed world. Startups are attacking all of the components of the traditional bank value proposition (e.g., Sidian Bank in Kenya has a similar program. However, there are signs that this is changing.

The Art of Giving and Getting Help – Part 2

Rajesh Setty

Build your emotional bank account: Everyone knows about the power of reciprocation but rarely do people use it wisely. It is far from reality.

The Higher Purpose of Leadership (Now, More Than Ever)

Terry Starbucker

Nearly all of the headlines were economic “downers&#. From just about every perspective – jobs, housing, personal income, you name it.

Five Ways to Fail at Design

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Apple Bloomberg Businessweek Design outside of your innovation space Five Ways to Fail at Design Harvard Business Review blog HBR email alerts OXO Refuse to change any other part of your business Sohrab Vossoughi Try to design for everybody Umpqua Bank Virgin Atlantic and Netflix World Economic Forum Ziba Design

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The 2011 Global Top 25 Companies for Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

7.ICICI Bank Limited. Last month Aon Hewitt, The RBL Group and Fortune announced their Global Top Companies for Leaders list. It's been two years since the last list, not to be confused with the competing " Best Companies for Leaders " list sponsored by Businessweek and Hay Group. Once again, the answer is no, not really. 10.PepsiCo, Inc.

Is Social Media an Excuse for Brand Positioning Laziness? | In the.

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • September 19, 2011 • Branding , Marketing , Strategy • 2 Comments. October 2, 2011 at 5:54 am. December 2011.

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BUSINESS SENSE: Is It time for rates to go UP? The case that makes sense

ReThink HR

Thomas Hoenig , President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City , argues a sensible case for the increase in rates in an interview with NPR.

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7 Ways to Sleep Soundly each Night

Ron Edmondson

Dealing with employees, cash flow, banks and trying to increase sales made for many sleepless nights. Proverbs 3:24. It was distressing.

Peer-to-Peer Small Business Loans Beat the Big Banks On Just About Every Count (& Not Just Because They’re The Only Ones Doing Any Real Lending).

Women on Business

There’s no question that the big banks & Wall Street are under Congressional and regulatory siege (or is it the other way around?). Oh yeah, it will get the banks lending to businesses again too. While bank earnings have gone over the cliff, the P2P lending industry has continued to grow. Guest post by Dan Azeroual.

Holding Powerful & Arrogant Bosses Accountable

Coaching Tip

Winston, a former executive responsible for leadership development at the Countrywide Financial Corporation, spent three years in a legal battle against Countrywide, the once-mighty mortgage giant, and its current owner, Bank of America, contending that he was punished and pushed out for not toeing the company line. Michael G. On Feb. On Nov.

Are You a Leader or Manager?

Ron Edmondson

In the book “Reviewing Leadership”, the authors Banks and Ledbetter write, “Leadership and management are two distinct yet related systems of action….They

Transforming Perceptions: 10 Steps to Managing the Way You Are Perceived at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

having worked with many of the world's leading companies, including Oracle, Google, Amazon, Deloitte, Ritz-Carlton, Gap, Bank of America and Starbucks.

Paths to Power: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Singleton Mabel Newcomer National City Bank Nitin Nohria Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership Sanford ("Sandy") Weill Stewart H. Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership Anthony J. Mayo, Nitin Nohria, and Laura G. Bob's blog entries Anthony J. Lloyd Warner

The End of Banks as We Know Them?

Harvard Business Review

Last week my father received a phone call from the branch director of his long-standing bank to offer him a new product. Millions of people have lost confidence in banks. But the dissatisfaction and disappointment with our banks runs deeper. The last bank in my hometown closed a year ago. Trust. Let me explain.

The Happiness Advantage: Escaping the Cult of the Average

Strategy Driven

Excerpt from The Happiness Advantage … The graph below (see Figure 1) may seem boring, but it is the very reason I wake up excited every morning.

Women Entrepreneurs, Funding, and the Economy

Women on Business

Twenty five years ago it was rare to see a business owned solely by a women, banks would not lend to women unless they had a husband, father, brother, or other male cosigner with them. Today banks and society have come a long way, but the economy is killing everyone and women are fighting to keep or acquire their funding.

Mavericks at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win William C. Taylor and Polly G. Labarre Harper Paperbacks (2008) How an organization can prosper in a “hypercompetitive marketplace” As William C. Taylor

An Inspiring View from the C-Suite with Wayne Bossert, Royal Bank of Canada

Roundtable Talk

Th is week, our members had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Wayne Bossert, EVP Sales, RBC Canadian Banking and President & CEO, Royal Mutual Funds Inc., Filed under: Change Management , Leadership , results Tagged: leadership lessons learned , RBC Canadian Banking , Royal Mutual Funds , The Executive Roundtable , Wayne Bossert.

The Empire of Debt

Chris Brady

Posted by: Ron Ross | February 04, 2011 at 06:34 PM I am wondering what you think the answer is to this ever growing problem? video once.

Front Line Leadership: The Keys To Managing Millenials, Part 1

Terry Starbucker

This is in sharp contrast to those of a generation ago- teacher, banking/finance and medicine. So who are these people?

M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Understand the Play. Want to see a transaction come together quickly? Acquiring Value Not Companies.

Voice of Experience: Natalie Horton (Deutsche Bank)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from a profile of Natalie Horton (Head of Synthetic Equity Trading for North America, Deutsche Bank) written by Melissa J. Bob's blog entries Advice for Women in Trading American Stock Exchange and the New York Cotton Exchange Deutsche Bank Encouraging Role Models Melissa J.

The Wasting of Your Life

Chris Brady

It's already 2011. Posted by: raymond lenardson | January 03, 2011 at 09:10 AM Chris What a great message. and a Winner Announced!

Rising Above the Stage Show

Chris Brady

What's really happening is the government has allowed a small number of granted monopoly banks to fleece him without his knowledge or consent.

A Flexible Schedule is not always an Open Schedule

Ron Edmondson

Even families can be guilty of this… You’re schedule is flexible, so can you go to the bank? I wrote about it HERE.

America’s Most Productive Companies 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Alleghany Company America's Most Productive Companies 2011 AmSurg Company assessment solutions Colgate-Palmolive Company Columbia Sportswear Company ConocoPhillips Cummins Inc. Chang's China Bistro pre-screening Profiles International select the right people and develop them to their full potential SunTrust Banks Inc

Book Review: Undercover Boss

Chartered Management Institute

Reviewed by Professor Bruce Lloyd, London South Bank University, FCMI. This readable and fascinating book shares reflections on the experience together with lessons learned. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Give your bonus to your team to boost morale

Chartered Management Institute

Since the banking industry imploded atop a mountain of dodgy debt the issue of how pay motivates people has been increasingly popular. & Dan Pink famously added his thoughts on the matter in a talk, which was subsequently animated by the RSA. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

That’s Not What I Ordered

The Leadership Advisor

I went to the bank and got ten crisp $100 bills. I wanted her to have the money, but I wanted her to really want it in order to get it.

Business Complexity has Grown Significantly Since the Financial Crisis

Strategy Driven

The complexity challenge: how businesses are bearing up is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report commissioned by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Capital vs. Influence

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth . Impulsivity has a huge cost when it comes to capital formation. of their portfolio companies.

Entrepreneurship: Transforming Nothing into Something

Coaching Tip

By Scott Adams, the creator of " Dilbert ," abstracted from How to Get a Real Education in The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2011. Fail Forward.

Interview with Sarah Piampiano: From Investment Banker to Professional Triathlete

The Idolbuster

I continued to race as an amateur for all of 2010 and 2011, but at the end of 2011 I quit my job and began competing professionally full-time.