Good to Great: Finding Competitive Advantage

Does your bank have a unique competitive business strategy as compared to your rivals?  A key tenet to creating superior performance is “doing” something that is both unique as compared to your rivals and valued by your target customers.  And, as importantly, you “do” it in a fashion in which every activity in the company consistently and fully opt

Trekking the Alaskan Arctic

Trekking the Alaskan Arctic

What inspires you?  My intent for this Inspiration Blog is to tickle that unique something inside of each of us to deliberately seek your own source of inspiration.  We are all unique in what inspires us—maybe it’s walks in the woods, sailing, painting, music, reading, star gazing.  For some of us, our sources of inspiration may be considered a bit

Survival of the Fittest: Is Your Bank Positioned to Survive?

Success for most banks is dependent upon the ability to grow assets profitably.  A key element of sustainable profitability is operating revenue growth, yet for most commercial banks there is a disturbing trend of continued declines in operating revenue as a percentage of average assets. We predicted as early as 2010 that the industry’s operating r