Now More Than Ever You Must Focus on Revenue [VIDEO]

Challenging times require very focused revenue creating activities and fast. So the natural response for many executives during times like this will be to cut all the expenses, the very ones that in many cases would be what would take them ahead at the end of this and have them stand out (more…)

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5 Steps to Bullet-Proof Accountability

Accountability is a funny thing. Everybody wants it from their team, but accountability for what?

Accountability for attendance?

For work completed?

For “doing what you say you’ll do?”

Sure, but those aren’t game-changers…

What you really want is accountability for RESULTS.

Without RESULTS, you have nothing more than a social club with the added benefit of a bi-weekly gift of money.

But how do you create accountability for results?

We’ve found that there are 5 steps…

In today’s video, you’ll discover all 5.

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Make More Profitable Decisions in Less Time


I believe good business is just a series of good choices strategically and effectively implemented.

In this episode, I’ll show you how to help your executive team make better decisions faster.

If you’re frustrated because when someone comes to you with a recommendation it is half-baked, and the person with the idea has essentially “delegated up” the work to get better information so a solid decision can be made, you may be doing some backflips after the next few minutes—they will give you back a good chunk of your life.

Maybe your day gets chewed up by people who want to shoot the breeze on concepts,

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Communication Strategies for a More Effective Team

I believe that being a great executive requires us to each grow as individuals.

In this session, I’m going to share with you how to get your executives to grow in how they communicate with each other.

If you feel like your executives get along well, but they don’t always go into the eye of the needle to address tough subjects as effectively as you’d like, you’ll love learning that there is more they can do.

If you think your executive team has a tremendous amount of growth potential as individuals to bring their A game to get more results,

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The Easy, 5-Step Formula to Get Your Bank’s Culture Back on Track


Culture is the leading predictor of future growth and profitability. Great news if you have a great culture—otherwise, not such good news.

After working with hundreds of banks over 24 years, I can say unequivocally that banks that turn around their cultures turn around their profits quickly. It is the leading indicator…and a beautiful and fast needle mover.

And with the abundant acquisition opportunities about to hit in 2013, you know the importance of getting your own house in order before you compound the situation.

So, what’s the problem?

According to Gallup organization research,

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4 New Strategies Shaping the Future for Top-Performing Banks


Here are four new strategies that I’ve found that are shaping the future of top-performing banks. These strategies are profoundly changing the game of banking, and you should be paying attention to them.

#1. Master the right “franchise system.”

What if everyone had a clear road map and education to do his or her job as a top 1 percenter does it? What if the strategy tied into the marketing, which tied into the sales process, and it all tied together with a “culture system” that kept everyone focused on the few right things and kept visibility and celebration of that progress,

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4 Secret Strategies of The Most Successful Banks in America

#1. Culture trumps strategy.

Hundreds of studies now show that culture is the leading predictor of future growth and profitability.

The Gallup Organization found the increase in earnings per share for companies in the top quartile that have high employee engagement (a measure of culture) to be 2.6 times. Amazing!

Unfortunately, there is a false belief in banking that culture means sales training, goals, and incentive pay. Dead wrong. Culture is the mood. Motivation is a racket because it depends on others catering to an employee’s every need. Inspiration is what you want—that’s intrinsic.

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Create a System for Follow-Up

The key to repeat customers is relationships. Relationships are established and maintained through communication and follow through. In a “one to many” job such as yours, having a good system for customer follow-up is crucial to keeping your relationships healthy. Pursuing these four steps to create and maintain a follow-up system that will contribute to good customer relationships and increased sales: (more…)

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