Strategic Management

Insights from the American Bankers’ Association Conference for Community Bankers

San Antonio sun, buzzing conversations, and a room full of bankers hungry for boardroom transformation. That’s where I found myself, tackling a topic close to my heart, Turning the Board […]


2024 Banking Industry Trends

Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders […]


Managing Through Change (or in other words, Getting Stuff Done!!)

Guest: Michael Butler, President, CEO & Chairman of Grasshopper Bancorp, Inc. Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking […]


Banking On: The Inflection Points

Using the Rearview Mirror to Drive Forward The shot heard ‘round the world is a reference to the homerun hit by Bobby Thomson of the Brooklyn Dodgers to win the […]


AI in Community Banking – Are YOU Ready?

Guest: Saroop Bharwani, co-founder and CEO of Senso.ai Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features […]


What is the “Secret Sauce” to Community Bank System, Inc.’s Long Term Success?

Guest: Mark E. Tryniski, CEO, President & Director, Community Bank System, Inc. (“CBU”) Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month […]


What should be in your deposit strategy?

Guest: Neil Stanley, CEO and Founder of The Core Point Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) […]


What Does Brand Get You?

Guest: Amber Farley, Executive Vice President, Brand Development, FMS (Financial Marketing Solutions) Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In […]


How to Acquire and Retain Small Business Relationships

Guest: Matt Carcich, President and CEO of Freedom Bank (“Freedom”) and Competitor in Brazilian Jiujitsu Tournaments Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Google Podcasts Podcast Show Notes: […]


Build a Moat Around Your Balance Sheet

U.S. economic growth slowed in the first quarter to 1.1% after having notched 2.6% growth in the fourth quarter of 2022. Many economists expect the economy to slow even more […]