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Nostradamus I am not


December 17, 2015 | by Jack Hubbard, Chief Experience Officer, St. Meyer and Hubbard




Nostradamus I am not. Heck, for the past 50 years I have predicted that the Chicago Cubs would win the World Series. I am certainly not as well positioned as folks like Jim Marous of The Financial Brand, Don Peppers of Peppers and Rogers or Mike Kunkle of Brainshark to take a deep dive into technology, big data or customer experience trends. I’m out with bankers every week, however, and based on that and a few years of industry knowledge under my belt, here are prognostications for 2016.



All banks won’t chin to all of the above. They aren’t foundationally prepared to do so. It is those community banks that have determined having pity parties over shrinking margins and increased competition is over. They are the ones that will go beyond survival in 2016 to a thrival mindset – one of execution and success. I also see the Cubs finally winning the World Series next year.




Jack Hubbard, Chief Experience Officer, St. Meyer and Hubbard

Widely known as the "Professor of Prospecting," Jack Hubbard has shared his passion for what it takes to build trust-based sales initiatives for more than three decades. He has helped build more than 100 Performance Management Cultures from Maine to Florida, Texas to California and all points in between. With more than 67,000 bankers personally trained and coached, Hubbard is one of America's most sought after facilitators. An author, lecturer and classroom instructor, Hubbard's expertise and out-of-the-box thinking put him in great demand when the subject matter is sales and sales management in business and commercial banking.