Barriers to Entry In Banking Spell Opportunity. But Do We Seize It?

June 12, 2014 | Jeff For Banks

There are numerous and significant barriers to entry in banking. Regulation, capital requirements, competition, and the concentration of customers at the largest institutions have all contributed to only one bank […]

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 […]

Bankers: What Is Your High Definition Destination?

December 29, 2013 | Jeff For Banks

Future Picture: “A high-definition picture that shows in great detail the future as you want it to be.” Future Picture and its definition are from James D. Murphy’s (“Murph”) 2006 […]

Five Things I Don’t Understand

August 10, 2013 | Jeff For Banks

Some people see far more gray areas than I do. When common sense, reason, and facts support one direction, I am confused why we don’t move in that direction. If […]

“Without vision, the people perish.”

April 24, 2010 | Jeff For Banks

Is it not politically correct to quote the Bible? There, I did it anyway. The title of this post was lifted from the Book of Proverbs. Bankers must not be […]

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 […]