Musings

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The S_OT analysis: weaknesses?? what weaknesses?

The S_OT analysis: weaknesses?? what weaknesses?

S_OT? Yes, S_OT. And, no, that is not a typo. Despite the blank, your mind likely read that non-word/nonacronym as “SWOT Analysis” – the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat Analysis commonly included in strategic planning processes. Yes, the W for “weakness” is...

Videos

Silos! Useful here. Your organization? Not so much.

(3:54; 3/11/2024)

Is financial leadership important? Imagine its absence

(5:32; 2/28/2024)

Stewardship: an interview with Matt Bumstead

(9:50; 1/22/2024)

“How big things get done”

(5:12; 1/9/2024)

“Profit prevention departments” (pt 2)

(9:39; 11/27/2023)

“Profit prevention departments”

(3:53; 10/27/2023)

Who should speak first?

(4:08; 10/27/2023)

Throw a wrench in…

(5:14; 9/25/2023)

Presentations

 

“Bank Directors: Your vital stewardship leadership role”

Virginia Association of Community Banks & Virginia Bankers Association

April 16 & 17, 2024

Blacksburg, Virginia & Richmond, Virginia

 

 

“Stewardship: The key to effective leadership in your community bank”

EDGE Conference

Independent Bankers Association of Texas

April 4, 2024

Waco, Texas

 “Infrastructure Maturation: How to grow the support functions in your bank”

EDGE Conference

Independent Bankers Association of Texas

April 4, 2024

Waco, Texas

 

“Infrastructure Development”

Barret School of Banking &
Six Arrows Consulting

February 22, 2024

Webinar

 

“Leading Through Change”

Barret School of Banking &
Six Arrows Consulting

December 7, 2023

Webinar

 

“The Role of the CFO”

Global Entrepreneurship Week
WT Enterprise Center

November 15, 2023

Amarillo, Texas

“Lessons for Lenders from Banks that Lost Their Way ”

WT Enterprise Center

October 24, 2023

Amarillo, Texas

Main Street Banking podcasts

Barret School of Banking

September 13 & 14, 2023

“Stewardship & Banking, parts 1 & 2”

“Leading Through Transformational Change”

Connecting Leaders Conference
Independent Bankers Association of Texas

June 22, 2023

Lake Conroe, Texas

(Use the form below to request an excerpt)

“The Role of the Bank CFO”

Stonier Graduate School of Banking

American Bankers Association & the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

June 7, 2023

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(Use the form below to request an excerpt)

“Business Succession Planning”

(panel discussion)

2023 Governor’s Small Business Summit

Office of the Governor – Texas Economic Development & Tourism

June 1, 2023

Amarillo, Texas

“The Role of the CFO”

WT Enterprise Center Founders Club (CEOs and entrepreneurs)

May 10, 2023

Amarillo, Texas

“M&A Overview and Execution”

(co-presenter)

Hunton Andrews Kurth and Six Arrows Consulting

January 24, 2023

Webinar

(Use the form below to request an excerpt)

“Excel: Beyond the Tips & Tricks”

Conference for Members in Industry and Government

Panhandle Chapter, Texas Society of CPAs

October 24, 2013

Amarillo, Texas

“Business Valuation: Principles, Practice & Implications”

Conference for Members in Industry and Government

Panhandle Chapter, Texas Society of CPAs

October 24, 2001

Amarillo, Texas

Articles

“Building a High-Performing Team in Your Community Bank”

The Texas Independent Banker

Independent Bankers Association of Texas

Volume XLIX, No. 2; Summer 2023

(Use the form below to request a pdf of the article)

“A Proposal for Addressing Contentious ESOP Valuation Matters”

The Journal of Employee Ownership Law and Finance

National Center for Employee Ownership

Volume 19, No. 2; Spring 2007

“Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations”

(co-author)

Journal of Accountancy

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Volume 192, No. 6; December 2001

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