31 01, 2019

Banking Banking Lines Up Front (BLUF) – Week of January 31, 2019

By |2019-01-31T10:31:47-06:00January 31st, 2019|Financial, News, Trends|0 Comments

As the government shutdown has gone on throughout January, it shines a light on a key fact. It's hard to make decisions without a good data set. As our first article of the week points out, the shutdown has meant that the Fed hasn't been able to get a full dashboard of data. Without clear [...]

24 01, 2019

BLUFS + Are You Keeping a Visible Goal Scoreboard?

By |2019-01-24T15:51:51-06:00January 24th, 2019|Advice, Financial, News, Trends|0 Comments

Last week we discussed setting goals that could be influenced by actionable items. Setting goals is important, but if you want them to be taken seriously, create a visible scoreboard for your team. Drive by a playground with a basketball goal, and you might see kids shooting hoops without a care. Drop in on that [...]

17 01, 2019

BLUFS + Are You Hoping for Results or Strategically Planning Your Bank’s Future?

By |2019-01-17T15:42:06-06:00January 17th, 2019|Advice, Financial, News, Trends|0 Comments

Just like many businesses and organizations do, we’ve just came out of strategic planning sessions for our business year in December. One of the interesting things we came across was the difference between goal measurements. How often have you seen this? We want the bank to earn $________ in 2019. That’s great, and you should [...]

10 01, 2019

Banking Banking Lines Up Front (BLUF) – Week of January 10, 2019

By |2019-01-11T10:17:26-06:00January 10th, 2019|Financial, News, Trends|0 Comments

First off, Happy New Year! We hope your bank realizes unparalleled success this year! The start of the new year brings more of the same – discussion and debate over interest rates and what the best next moves for the Fed are. Needless to say, there’s more uncertainty than there’s been in a very long [...]