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THE SECRET TO AVOIDING MEETINGS The typical executive spends an average of 23 hours a week in meetings, according to research conducted by professors at the University of North Carolina and Davidson College. But nearly three-quarters of senior managers believe that meetings are unproductive and inefficient. Tom Broughton III, chairman and CEO of ServisFirst Bancshares, has a solution. “We don’t have many meetings,” he says. “The mountains are high, and the emperor is far away.” The Birmingham, Alabama-based bank has 22 locations in 11 metropolitan areas across five southeastern states. Its footprint is divided into regions, each of which has…

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Kiah Lau Haslett

Banking & Fintech Editor

Kiah Lau Haslett is the Banking & Fintech Editor for Bank Director. Kiah is responsible for editing web content and works with other members of the editorial team to produce articles featured online and published in the magazine. Her areas of focus include bank accounting policy, operations, strategy, and trends in mergers and acquisitions.

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