Hope is Not a Strategy


“Hope is not a strategy.” — Jim Hyler Jr, the former CEO of First Citizens Bank During a leadership course I once attended, we had the privilege of listening to Jim Hyler Jr, the former CEO of First Citizens Bank, as he shared some of the insights gathered during his career. Jim spoke on the importance of leadership […]

The CEO Drives the Company Culture


What is company culture? The definition of company culture from About.com is “the personality of a company and defines what a company, from an employee perspective, is like to work for. Company culture includes the company mission, values, ethics, expectations, goals, and work environment.”  Merriam-Webster tells us that company culture is “the set of shared attitudes, values, goals, […]