Strategic Management

Squared Away – How Can Bankers Succeed as Economic First Responders

Guest: Jeff Marsico, President, The Kafafian Group, Inc. Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking […]


Culture Building in a Telecommuting World and What’s the New Normal for a Post-Coronavirus Workplace?

Guests: Alan Kaplan, CEO Kaplan Partners, Austin Stonitsch, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Dime Community Bank and Janet Whitehead, SVP, Human Resources, Univest Financial Corporation Podcast Show Notes: Our This […]


Unintended Consequences of Aggressive Regulation

“In case you’re looking for some light reading this weekend, FRB-Philadelphia working paper 21-08, Does CFPB Oversight Crimp Credit?” ~ Robert Morro (@bmorro44)   So went a tweet from one […]


Top Banking Issues in 2021

Guest: Randy Hultgren, President and CEO, Illinois Bankers Association Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting […]


Credit Risk and Post-Pandemic Lending

Guest: Ronda McDowell, EVP and Chief Credit Officer, Sandy Spring Bank Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders […]


Purpose Driven Banking – A Better Business Model?

Guest: Clay Adams, President and CEO, Mascoma Bank Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking […]


The Death of The Community Bank

In June of 2008 I gave a speech titled “The Death of the Community Bank” and in that speech I made predictions. Recently I was cleaning out my files and […]


Conscious Banking

I was once that guy who pulled into a Whole Foods Market parking lot, parked next to a Prius, revved my Camaro, and smiled. I hope I evolved since then. […]


The Bank Branch Manager’s Wish List

Now is the time for wishes. And if I were a branch manager, given all of the demands on me, here is what I would wish for: 1. Clarity of […]


The Slippery Slope of Using Banks to Advance a Political Agenda

On October 29, 2020, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a letter to all depositories and non-depositories regulated by them regarding climate change and financial risks. […]