Financial institutions are currently struggling to identify the next generation leaders. Should we fall back on our old playbook, selecting highly "experienced bankers" that have been around and are likely to be the mantle bearers for the good old days, or should we think differently?
The manner at which we choose leaders is not very effective, in my opinion. So often we go with those we personally like, or the safe choices such as elevating longevity to top billing. Been here 20 years... here's the gavel. The resistance to putting young talent in positions of executive leadership is baffling to me. Our industry is changing faster than at any time during any of our lives, and yet we listen to pundits tell us that forward looking, and often young, talent is "not ready".