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Strategic Alignment: Accountabilities

Accountability gets a bad rap. You can see people wince and hear the hushed tones when speaking about it. It’s not comfortable being “accountable” for a metric, a deadline, or […]


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 […]


Finxact Core System – It’s Different!

Guest: Michael Sanchez, Founder and President of Finxact Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking […]


Cannabis Banking – Are You Ready?

Guest: Jon K. Skarin, EVP of Legislative & Regulatory Policy, Massachusetts Bankers Association Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry […]


A Practical Approach to Reducing Operating Expenses

In the present economic environment, revenue growth is becoming much more difficult to attain, net interest margins are under pressure, and compliance costs are on the rise.  In these challenging […]


Are you Steering by the Screws?

This past year I was invited to join the faculty of the ABA School of Bank Marketing and Management (SBMM).  At first, I was a bit skeptical.  I always believed […]


How did we get into this mess and what can community banks do to get through it?

Much has been written about the current economic crisis, the worst since the Great Depression.  Unfortunately, many successful, safe, and sound community banks have been whitewashed by the bad deeds […]