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Business Ethics Financial Services
Apr 06, 2020

In different times, trust is cemented in different ways. Today, perceived trust comes with some uncertainty of motive. That’s a problem, especially in the financial services profession, where well-documented scandals have stripped millions of their savings, their homes, and even some foundational perceptions of meaning like their self-worth.

Poised Urgency Business Leadership
Mar 25, 2020

In my experience, many people don’t know how to properly comprehend or communicate urgency. It comes instinctively to some, but many professionals manufacture and mishandle it. To scale urgency across an enterprise, it’s important to think through why the instinct kicked in, how the message is delivered, and what steps should follow to keep the feeling flowing.

George Nichols III, President and CEO
Mar 12, 2020

Life is a pilgrimage. Each day we move—sometimes across the globe, other times just out of bed. However, if you measure your life on a Fitbit or Apple Watch, it’s obvious that movement results in many of life’s indelible moments, like when you get the call about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at The American College of Financial Services.

George Nichols III Soldier Citizen Award
Mar 11, 2020

The days are indeed long, but the weeks are oh so short. In my year-plus leading this great institution, I sometimes have lived so deeply in the strategic and organizational details that the moments of celebration, recognition, community, and service have felt like coming up for air. These moments have been exhilarating, thought provoking, and so very rewarding.