strategic planning

Succession Planning / Customers Bancorp Sells BankMobile Unit

Guests: Jim Langmead, EVP and CFO Eagle Bancorp, Inc. and EagleBank and Charles Levingston, EVP-Finance EagleBank Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues […]


Bankers: Here’s What I Do

Content marketing gurus tell us not to put sales pitches in your content. But I would like readers to know what I do in case they want greater context to […]


Flawless Execution: Plan, Brief, Execute, Debrief

February 1, 2014 | Jeff For Banks

How do we connect our strategy to our vision? Can bankers identify, in high definition detail, the bank they want to become to remain relevant to their constituencies, and translate […]


Preamble to a Bank Strategic Alternatives Analysis

December 2, 2012 | Jeff For Banks

Bloggers pepper me with insights on how to be a more successful blogger. One such insight is to create a compelling title. In this regard, this blog’s title is an […]


Data Driven Strategy

June 17, 2012 | Uncategorized

You recently read an excellent book on strategy. Your financial institution faces challenges… economy is crawling at road-kill pace, customers struggling to remain current on loans, regulators breathing hot and […]


Will “Plain Vanilla” Kill Community Banking?

January 27, 2011 | Jeff For Banks

I was at a strategic planning retreat a few weeks back where a colleague lauded the concept of bankers getting back to plain vanilla community banking. I hear and read […]


Are the Regulators Getting You Down?

I’ve often found these past two years extremely difficult.  As consultants, we should try not to personalize engagements.  But I can’t change the internal wiring.  Last year, a client failed, […]


Bank Strategy Tweetup: Here’s how I think it would go…

December 26, 2010 | Jeff For Banks

I recently read a funny post by Don Cooper on how he thought the birth of Jesus would have went if Joseph was able to tweet about it (see the […]


Things That Confound Me!

On an annualized basis, TKG performs somewhere between 35 and 40 strategic plans.  Most of these engagements are between the months of June and December.  However, this year we completed […]


Book Report: Being Strategic by Erika Andersen

June 13, 2010 | Jeff For Banks

A The Elizabethtown Public Library should send me Christmas cards because I don’t seem to be able to read a book in the allotted time. This generates late fees, manna […]