Contributor : John Maxfield

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article | December 12th, 2018

Was 2018 a Peak Year for Bank M&A?

With banks making more money than ever, deal volume is climbing higher.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
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article | November 16th, 2018

Three Lessons for Bankers From Warren Buffett

Buffett may not be an actual banker, but bankers can still learn a lot from his observations on the industry.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
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article | November 8th, 2018

How Bananas and Tech Firms Can Help Tackle the Talent Challenge

Attracting top talent in such a tight labor market requires a mixture of tried-and-true and unconventional approaches to recruiting and retaining employees.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
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article | November 6th, 2018

Solving the Puzzle of Compensation Plans and Diversity

If you want to compete for talent today, it’s not just how much you pay that matters. There’s more.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
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article | October 26th, 2018

Two Traditional Strategies to Supercharge a Bank’s Growth

Digital distribution is changing financial services, but traditional growth strategies aren’t obsolete.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
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article | October 19th, 2018

You’ll Never Guess Where BB&T Gets Its Big Ideas

The eighth biggest bank in the country found inspiration for its vision, mission and purpose statements in a place few others would even think to look.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
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article | October 5th, 2018

How One Top-Performing Bank Explains Its Remarkable Success

The vice chairman and chief administrative officer of one of the country’s best-performing banks digs into the primary driver of its excellence.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
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article | September 11th, 2018

One Thing That Will Make You a Better Bank CEO

Every executive brings different strengths to the table, but there’s one commonality that top-performing bankers tend to share.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
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article | August 24th, 2018

A Valuable Lesson from the Best Bank You’ve Never Heard of

The way to build a bank that’s impervious to economic cycles is by putting skin in the game.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine
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article | July 6th, 2018

A Timely Reminder About the Importance of Capital Allocation

The recent release of this year’s stress test results reinforces the importance of effective capital allocation.

By: John J. Maxfield, executive editor for Bank Director magazine