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Pam Moret Interview: Living with the Consequences of Leading

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Pam Moret is by training a lawyer and by experience and her own description, a “problem person.” She is someone who loves “diving into aggressive development and challenging problems. I came out of the womb that way. I prefer living with the consequences of leading.” […]

Pat Donovan Interview: Never Hire a Consultant to Give an Answer

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I’ve known and respected Pat Donovan, CEO of Bremer Bank, for many years – ‘socially’ as they say.  Out my office window I look across a couple of city blocks to the Bremer sign atop their corporate office tower.  One day, seeing that sign, I decided to reach out and ask Pat if he would agree to a visit.  Graciously, he said yes. […]

Financial Market Research: How The Financial Services Industry Makes Daily Operating Decisions

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This is the second post in a series examining the insights from our previously published research applying ROAR analyses of speed, predictability, flexibility, and leverage to business performance. Our first post dug deeper into the healthcare industry. […]

Richard Davis Interview

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About Richard: “I could have been a pastor as easily as a banker.  I started as a teller, working my way through school.  I became interested in ‘how does it all fit together?’  I’m one of those guys – “just tell me how it works.” Richard is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Bancorp. He has served as Chairman since December 2007, as President since October 2004 and as Chief Executive Officer since December 2006. […]