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Universal Banker Model – Time for a “Re-set”?

Pre-Covid, many community and regional banks had already transitioned (or attempted) to the Universal Banker (UB) delivery model in their branches.  The realization (or not) of declared objectives and/or value from these change initiatives has been questionable.  …

The 6 Keys to a Strategic Plan for Community Banks – part 2

In this article we share the 6 keys for a winning strategic plan for community banks, and the Market-Beating Strategy workbook to help your team get flawless execution and whole-team buy-in. You can read the first half of this in-depth article here. This article…

The 6 Keys to a Strategic Plan for Community Banks

In this article we share the 6 keys for a winning strategic plan for community banks, and the Market-Beating Strategy workbook to help your team get flawless execution and whole-team buy-in. This article includes:- Target Customers – Products – People – Delivery-…

What matters most for bankers right now

The “New Normal” is not here yet. This is how banks must transition while everything is still in transition…      ~ by expert bank strategist, Tim Scholten When the Pandemic hit in February, you and your team needed to immediately zero in on what mattered right…

Reignite your Bank Team’s Entrepreneurism

In this article titled “Community Banks Must Reignite Entrepreneurism to Remain Vital” by Jay Blanford, he highlights 4 ways banks can remain and become more entrepreneurial. https://thefinancialbrand.com/75281/community-banking-entrepreneurial-spirit 1- Have Passion…

What is the new normal for financial institutions?

During the pandemic customer behaviors have changed immensely. They needed to bank differently during the shelter at home quarantine. For many clients, this was an uncomfortable change, but one that ultimately worked and is something they may continue to do. The…

Is your financial institution ready for what’s coming next?

The current pandemic crisis could be short lived. Let’s pray that it is. It also could last for months, let’s pray it doesn’t. Regardless of the duration, many of your clients both individuals and businesses will be severely impacted, as will your own bank. What you…

3 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Business

As is often said, timing is everything in life and in business. The time will come when it makes sense to sell your company. Perform your due diligence, time the market just right and you will maximize the sale price of your business. Below, we delve into the three…

4 Reasons Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail and how to make your’s successful

According to a study done by the University of Scranton, 39% of people in their twenties will achieve their resolution each year, whereas a dismal 14% of people over 50 years of age will keep theirs. According to another study, 75% of New Year’s resolutions will last…

FOCUS TIPS

Your ability to Focus is more than just a worthwhile thing to cultivate–it’s a critical factor in  your success or failure.  Getting things done is imperative, and focus is the key to getting things done. People who get things have more organizational value.  People…

Reignite your Bank Team’s Entrepreneurism

In this article titled “Community Banks Must Reignite Entrepreneurism to Remain Vital” by Jay Blanford, he highlights 4 ways banks can remain and become more entrepreneurial. https://thefinancialbrand.com/75281/community-banking-entrepreneurial-spirit 1- Have Passion…

What is the new normal for financial institutions?

During the pandemic customer behaviors have changed immensely. They needed to bank differently during the shelter at home quarantine. For many clients, this was an uncomfortable change, but one that ultimately worked and is something they may continue to do. The…

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