“I don’t want to work with any other bank but you” [VIDEO]

If you don’t care about premium pricing, you can stop listening right now. This is for bank executives who want to figure out how to command premium pricing despite the too-common assumption that banking is a commodity. Therefore, they cannot command premium pricing—or, at best, maybe 25 basis points more on the loan side.

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150 Basis Points More… [VIDEO]

Terry Slattery, the Legend of IBM, the person who brought in more business for IBM than anyone has before or since, has been a dear friend and partner of mine for almost two decades now, helping our banks figure out how to grow their revenue streams.

Terry recently said he has never seen a harder sales environment in his career across every industry.

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More than a feeling—how bank culture drives profit [VIDEO]

Does bank culture really matter? Gallup is telling us that if you have an average amount of disengagement, it will rob $3,400 from your bottom line for every $10,000 of payroll.

So YES, culture is a big deal.

And if your bank’s culture is broken, it can be fixed. In fact, that’s some of the easiest and fastest money to bring right to the bottom line—but only if you know what you’re doing.

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The Elite Bank Performance Blueprint [VIDEO]

Let’s think through profitability for a second. Profitability has different meanings to different people because profitability by itself doesn’t mean much. When I first wrote the Profit-Growth Banking book before the last recession, I talked about how I’m not impressed by banks that grow fast. I’m not impressed by banks that are profitable.

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How to Create a Rockin Culture During Difficult Times [VIDEO]

When times get a little challenging, people can wig out and the team dynamics get a little interesting. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Culture can be managed and culture can remain great, but you’re going to have to pay more attention to your culture than ever before during challenging times.

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Your Team-Selling Checklist [VIDEO]

Team selling is the new “it.” But most banks get it all wrong, sadly. They think team selling is “I send Joe out with Susie, and Pat goes out with Jane … and everything is good.”

That is not team selling. Harvard Business Review had an instructive research-based article making the case that team selling is clobbering the traditional Maverick model.

But, hey, to get better results, you’ve got to do the team-selling process correctly, right?

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