Tags : St. Mary’s University

Dormant Ties

THE VALUE OF RECONNECTING By Bruce Walters & K. Matthew Gilley How many people have you known who have changed jobs, moved away, or otherwise gone in another direction? Have you considered reconnecting with them? Chances are you haven’t, given your hectic schedule and the obligations you already have to your current contacts. People lose […]Read More

San Antonio 2018 Economic Forecast: Acceleration

By Pat Niekamp Steve Nivin, Ph.D., an associate professor of economics at St. Mary’s University, began his assessment by noting the US economy is now in its 100th month of expansion—the third-longest stretch in history. Nivin’s “go to” statistic on the economy is found in the yield curve, which plots interest rates on bonds of […]Read More

Becoming A Smart City Requires Smart Leadership

INTENTIONAL INVESTMENT IN STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP ARE CRITICAL By J. Lee Whittington, Ph.D. and K. Matthew Gilley, Ph.D. At the dawn of the internet age, Michael Porter, the renowned business strategist at Harvard Business School, warned that the Internet was not a strategy, but merely a tool for enhancing organizational effectiveness. We see a parallel […]Read More

Preparing Your Culture For M&A Success

Why Building Trust Now Pays M&A Dividends Later  By K. Matthew Gilley, Ph.D.  One of the most critical leadership tests for senior executives is guiding their company successfully through a major merger or acquisition. Finding a good target to acquire or merge with, doing the due diligence, working with the banks, explaining the deal’s rationale […]Read More