Leadership Lessons from the Banking Upheaval

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Jean-Marc Laouchez , Hay Group: “Banking is no longer somewhere that you go, it’s something that you do.” - Brett King, Banking 3.0. When was the last time you visited a bank branch? leadership style. How can banks respond to challenges like these?

Bank of America: Yesterday and Today

Coaching Tip

Giannini, a son of Italian immigrants, founded the Bank of Italy in San Francisco with the vision that banks should serve more than the fortunate few. . Rushing into the shattered city, he managed to have $80,000 in gold loaded onto a horse cart covered with vegetables before fire consumed the bank building. Other banks' vaults would be too hot to open for weeks. The problem facing Bank of America is stunning, both on an economic and on a human scale. Banks.

Social Mood and Presidential Leadership

Coaching Tip

Elected in 1836, by the time Van Buren assumed office in March 1837 a speculative bubble had burst and a banking crisis was at hand (sound familiar?) -- the national mood had turned south and the "Panic of 1837" followed. EWI is the world's largest market forecasting firm.

William Donaldson on Entrepreneurial Leadership

Leading Blog

Simply put, I believe that entrepreneurial is a mindset—a way of thinking—and leadership is a way of acting. Entrepreneurial leadership, then, describes the way such a leader behaves. W ILLIAM DONALDSON has led a full life.

Leadership in the Colder War

Coaching Tip

For most of the past 60 years, the United States has prospered, largely because it has dominated the energy market but also because it issues the currency in which energy and other resources are traded. What currencies will be involved are not yet known, but these five countries are clearly moving to disengage from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)--both of which are subject to the dollar''s current dominion.

Snails and Big Companies

In the CEO Afterlife

I’d suggest hearing aids for the executives of BP, AT&T, Bank of America, American Airlines, and Charter Communications (cable TV provider). I’ve always held the opinion that big organizations move at a snail’s pace.

Optimization of Organizations

Coaching Tip

By following the strategies outlined in " Organization of Optimization " by Robert Hutcherson, business leaders can become more effective in their current markets and operate more efficiently in order to gain an edge among competitors. "It Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Current Affairs Leadership Memes Self-Awareness Success What is Work life regional bank strategic alignment

What’s your proactive marketing approach to loyalty?

Strategy Driven

HERE’S YOUR LESSON: You can invest in some marketing program to reach new people – or you can invest in giving your existing customers the best service possible, and let THEM find new people for you. PREDICTION: I’ll bet the investment in existing customer experience is one-tenth the cost of any marketing program. In fact, I doubt this type of outreach is even on a marketing team’s mindset. They don’t study the market – they create it (like Apple).


Lead on Purpose

He discusses the concept of building a trust account, which is similar to a bank account. Trust is key to understanding your customers and your market. Covey « Credit comes later Leadership and persistence » Like Be the first to like this post.

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Leadership & Emotional Control | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

FACT : Leaders who lack emotional control won’t remain in a position of leadership for long. And, emotional intelligence has been linked to successful leadership (just did a paper on this for a university class). link] George Phillip Emotional control and Leadership?

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Leadership Comes in Many Forms. Helping Business Save the Earth.

Great Leadership By Dan

Markets are where the value of innovations are articulated. Business, and markets more broadly, are often the catalyst for innovation and are thus a critical players in our innovation challenge. Rather than berate business for inaction or implore them on the business case for sustainability, we assert that we need to think of the broader institutional envelope – the system – that shapes and influences how markets function.

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What Am I Supposed To Be Learning From This?

Next Level Blog

Main | Video Book Club: The Discipline of Market Leaders » June 21, 2010 What Am I Supposed To Be Learning From This? A long time ago in a land far away, I worked for a year as a first year associate in a now defunct Wall Street investment bank.

Jennifer Prosek: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Under her leadership, the firm has become a leading international public relations and financial communications consultancy with offices in New York, Connecticut and London. Jennifer Prosek is the founder and CEO of CJP Communications (CJP), where she leads many of the firm’s key accounts. With more than 70 professionals, the firm ranks among the top [.].

Change Leadership: Overcoming Change Fatigue and Organizational Burnout

Strategy Driven

As Joan Lewis, former P&G Global Officer and SVP of Consumer and Market Knowledge says, “Hundreds or thousands of projects are good ideas but if we don’t prune the list, they will strangle each other like weeds in a garden.”.

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Women on Business

Morning Advantage: Another Day, Another Banking Scandal

Harvard Business Review

As the interest rate scandal that began as "the Barclays affair" has engulfed a dozen regulators and a score of banks, the Financial Times shakes a salmon-colored finger at its readership. This is market-rigging on a grand scale," laments in the paper in this editorial. "It Black Market for Body Parts Spreads Among Europe's Poor (New York Times

Grassroots Leadership by the Rising Middle Class

Coaching Tip

But every region of the world will participate in the trend, including Africa, which the African Development Bank estimates already has a middle class of more than 300 million people. John Agno: Can''t Get Enough Leadership (ebook editions).

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Is Business a Combination of Sport and War?

In the CEO Afterlife

As for sport, the game of market share was an easy way to track success. With only 100% available to the players of the market share game, you knew whether your play(s) made you a winner or a loser. The delusion is that market share is the “be all and end all” of business success.

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The Irish Banking Crisis: A Parable

Harvard Business Review

Umair Haque Blogs Umair Haque On: Global business , Competition , Economy The Irish Banking Crisis: A Parable 4:33 PM Monday November 29, 2010 | Comments () Email Tweet This Post to Facebook Share on LinkedIn Print Once upon a time, there was a country where bankers disappeared. — and you might begin to see how economists conceive of banking shutdowns. The country in question was Ireland — today, in deep crisis because of profligate banks.

How to Thrive Against Giants

In the CEO Afterlife

The answer lies within those factors that do not require fat bank accounts. I’ll start with leadership. Make the right move, shatter market paradigms, and competitors will follow, no matter their size.

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Innovative Leaders Aren’t Scared of Customers


I recently had the opportunity to meet with a major bank. During an organization’s start-up days, it’s much easier to strike up conversations with the market since there’s not much to lose. Innovation Leadership innovation kaplan market research prototyping

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study

Great Leadership By Dan

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study. High potentials are often identified as those individuals who have the potential to grow into leadership roles within the organization. Team leadership. The Leadership Development Training Program.

Questioning Questions

Strategy Driven

sales, leadership, marcom, coaching). no bias) and Servant Leadership. using appointments as a sales tool), we designed questions to immediately facilitate discovery of need, taking into account most small businesses already have a banking relationship.

The Challenge of Change

Coaching Tip

At the helm of each failed company was a leadership team whose primary purpose was to deliver a financial return for the company''s stakeholders and to do so year after year. The market shifted away from them, their customers sought something different, a new competitor stole a chunk of their market share , or they simply failed to keep abreast of the market. Innovation is the key to prosperity in competitive markets. Government Banks on Stocks.

Ethical Governance

Coaching Tip

any know that there is something very wrong in their country with Wall Street, international banks and the lack of timely and ethical governance. The bottom line: White has warned banks they can no longer just pay a fine to settle SEC cases--they''ll also have to admit wrongdoing. .

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The non-secret formula that makes a great salesperson

Strategy Driven

They carry their own water, chop their own wood, mind their own business, and don’t have to talk about how great they are, because they have a positive attitude, a positive customer base, a positive success record, and a positive bank account to prove it. Why are salespeople great?

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

In the CEO Afterlife

Leadership. by John • September 19, 2011 • Branding , Marketing , Strategy • 2 Comments. I retired from the CEO’s office in 1994 and from strategy and marketing consulting in 2008. In this situation, the marketer has relegated strategy to the consumer.

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Too Big to Manage: JP Morgan and the Mega Banks

Harvard Business Review

Many other major financial institutions — Bank of America , Citigroup, HSBC, Barclay’s, Wells Fargo, UBS, etc. The immediate news coverage is focused on the size of financial penalties for the institutions, on the potential civil or criminal culpability of bank officials and on the reputational harm to both the bank and its senior officers. Manipulation of energy markets. Every casual reader of business news knows that JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Do you have the character and characteristics of sales success?

Strategy Driven

Every time a great salesperson makes a sale, it remains in their self-confidence memory bank and can be called upon for positive energy in any situation. Marketing & Sales business management buy gitomer buygitomer Jeffrey Gitomer marketing and sales strategydriven

Are you a SUCCESS? Here’s how you know

Dave Bratcher

Typically it involves some predetermined amount of zeros found in ones bank account. Your email: Leadership @davebratcher Cutco Knives Dave Bratcher leadership success Vector Marketing Do you feel successful? What does that mean? How do most people define success?

The Ex-Im Bank Fight and the Future of Global Competitiveness

Harvard Business Review

Export-Import Bank will hit its $100 billion credit exposure limit by May 1 and will stop issuing direct loans, loan guarantees and export-credit insurance in aid of American exports to risky markets. Then, on May 31, the legislation authorizing the Bank will expire, threatening the Bank's very existence. The Ex-Im Bank was formed in the 1930s to help finance U.S. In 2011, according to Bank numbers, it used $32 billion to finance U.S.

Eleven Questions To Ask Before Your Start Your New Business

Eric Jacobson

Or, has a budding entrepreneur turned to you because of your leadership skills to ask for your help? Am I humble enough to ask for help , especially if I am not an expert in marketing or accounting? Are you a leader contemplating starting a new business?

3 Emerging Market Risks Companies Should Watch for in 2018

Harvard Business Review

This means that many emerging market risks get cut from the senior leadership agenda. They did not spend as much time thinking about local events that have implications for their emerging market operations. We identified three emerging market risks that are top multinational leaders should be paying more attention to this year: the election of populists in Brazil and Mexico increasing the cost of doing business. Emerging Markets Require a Risk-Reward Balancing Act.

Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

Banks and Insurance companies are masters in the quintessential process. This kind of research does not directly result in marketable solutions. Innovation Leadership Opinion disruptive innovation

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Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank. Leadership Podcast burkus clark innovation leadership strategyDorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out.

Salespeople have questions. Jeffrey has answers.

Strategy Driven

You say you must become an expert at what you’re trying to sell to have any hope of future success but what I’m selling requires loads of previously acquired knowledge and the ability to implement that knowledge in a world where the market is constantly changing.

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Companies in Regulated Industries Can Also Do Digital Marketing

Harvard Business Review

I teach at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the epicenter for many major companies in pharmaceuticals, insurance, and banking. The companies who re-organize and adjust for today’s market realities and customer needs will win. This is an excruciating marketing environment.

New MBAs Should Start Their Careers in Frontier Markets

Harvard Business Review

Most Western executives have limited exposure to a frontier market until they are relatively senior in their careers. By then their worldviews are largely formed, and at best they graft frontier market experiences onto that mature-market base. Business education Emerging market

Content Marketers Should Find Spokespeople Outside the C-Suite

Harvard Business Review

The use of content marketing has grown exponentially in recent years, and in 2015, Content Marketing Institute found that 88% of B2B marketers are now using content marketing. As with any strategy, including content spokespeople in your marketing efforts has risks.

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Is Your Organization Digitally Mature?

Leading Blog

What About Leadership? Does the essence of leadership really change in the digital age? The authors rightly note, “Digital leadership is just leadership, albeit in a somewhat new environment.”. W E’RE not in Kansas anymore.

Old way or new way? Only one way works. My way.

Strategy Driven

EXAMPLES: Retail sales, banking, trading stocks, buying cars, traveling, and, most important, the ability to research the opinions and outcomes of others. Marketing & Sales buy gitomer buygitomer Jeffrey Gitomer marketing and sales strategydriven strategydriven advisory services

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A Non-Profit Board’s AHA Moment

Lead Change Blog

Today we are pleased to share a post from Lisa Kosak of Green Thumb Leadership. Our bank management training group dwindled down as we became “leaders” and landed new roles. Trust me; our leadership was in name only. Leadership Development Leader Made Here Lisa Kosa

The Big Picture of Business – Business Success Checklist

Strategy Driven

Provide leadership. Whether your focus is on customer service, profits, investing, marketing, or company growth a constant awareness of your current position in relation to where you want to be is essential. Banking and investing plan is annually updated, with realistic, measurable goals. Marketing plan is annually updated, with realistic, measurable goals. When you own and operate a business you need to have certain procedures for an efficient and seamless function.