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BankTalentHQ Micro-Internship Program

April 28th, 2021

What is a Micro-Internship? Micro-Internships are short-term, professional projects that typically require between 10-40 hours of work by the college student or recent grad and are due within a few days to a few weeks. While the projects may not be the best use of time for you or your team (e.g., content creation, data […]

How can implementing a coaching process positively influence the culture of a bank?

February 19th, 2021

Let me start answering that question by asking another question: Why do we do what we do? We do what we do (ie. work at the Bank) because we all have goals and interests that we want to achieve and enjoy. So if you want to create a positive culture, start by helping others achieve their WHY – ie. […]

How can I make the most of my coaching session with my manager?

February 5th, 2021

For many people, they see a coaching session with their manager as something they go to, but don’t necessarily participate in. It’s their manager’s meeting, not the individual. In order for a coaching session to be valuable, it has to be engaging and equally participative. Here are some tips on how you can make your […]

BankTalentHQ Podcast 1/13/21

January 13th, 2021

On this episode of the BankTalentHQ Podcast, we discuss leaving 2020 and moving into 2021… but what do we do with this new life of uncertainty? The Wheel of Life is the answer!

Goodbye 2020. Hello 2021!

December 18th, 2020

Some phrases I have heard repeated over and over again in 2020 have been: “What a crazy year it has been” “I can’t wait for 2020 to be over” “I’m so exhausted” Many would say these are understatements. Some would say even worse things about this year. I’m hoping that more people would say “I […]

Thank You: The Power of Gratitude

December 4th, 2020

One of my favorite US holidays is “Thanksgiving”. While it’s a great time to gather with loved ones and show our gratitude …. it should also be a reminder to ALWAYS GIVE THANKS. The Power of Gratitude is immense, reciprocating and infinite.  Gratitude makes people feel VALUED, RESPECTED and NEEDED. These are three powerful feelings […]

5 Myths About Rewards and Recognition in the Workplace

November 13th, 2020

Implementing rewards and recognition is something that is important all the time, and especially during the performance management process. And all too often, it’s not something we do consistently, or do enough of. I’d like to dispel some myths that I see getting in the way of rewards and recognition: Myth #1 Rewards are more […]

Outside of business development and growth, what items should I focus on in our strategic plan?

October 30th, 2020

The strategic plan covers many aspects of business development and growth.  Many of the big rocks that are addressed in a strategic plan are overarching guides for the organization. Such as: Vision and mission Core values SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) Pillars or main categories of focus (business development and organizational growth are […]

What key elements should I consider when completing my strategic plan for 2021?

October 23rd, 2020

Strategic planning is one of the most important skills you can develop in order to achieve greater success in your career and for your bank. The best advice I received many years ago when developing my first strategy was: Always collaborate with others to complete your strategic plan; and Don’t simply focus on your goals […]