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Forging Stronger Inter-Generational Relationships for Company-Wide Success

What does it take to attract and retain younger employees? Cara Silletto says it all comes down to relationships. When managers act like coaches and team members take the time to understand each other’s backstories and utilize each other’s strengths, authentic relationships are possible, and each member of the team can feel appreciated and valued. ... read more

Intelligent Workplace Offers Path to Success Post-COVID

Although most organizations are using cloud technology in some form, COVID-19 hit many companies hard when they discovered how much data was inaccessible when every employee was suddenly working from home. Sean Scampton explains why cloud-first intelligent workplaces are needed to adjust to the new normal.... read more

Walking Through the Shadows of Bankruptcy: Financing Equipment in Time of Distress

Many equipment lessees have been hit hard by the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Inez Markovich and Howard Brod Brownstein outline the rights and remedies of equipment finance lessors and lenders when their customers face temporary distress or a Chapter 11 filing. ... read more

Critical Technology: Accelerating Digital Transformation After COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced the equipment finance industry to accelerate digital transformation strategies. Monitor checked in with the leaders of six technology companies to discuss how lenders are pivoting to streamline payment modification requests, enable self-service and increase agility in the wake of the pandemic. ... read more

Post COVID Collateral Recovery Will Pose Challenges

The pandemic has created a series of challenges that lenders must carefully navigate as they pursue recovery of collateral relating to loan/lease defaults. Michael Levison outlines current conditions and provides additional insight into these issues.... read more

How the Pandemic is Driving the Digital Transformation in Leasing Services

Mukul Mittal, an architect of lease technology from Q2, reflects on the growing demand for usage-based and automated leasing services.... read more

ELFA/ELFF Predict the Course of the U.S. Economy in the Epoch of COVID-19

The U.S. economy is already in recession, and although it could be back in growth mode by the end of 2020, this will be a hard year for the industry. ... read more

Monitor Live+ Recap: Leading Through COVID-19 With Transparency, Empathy & Compassion

The equipment finance community gathered for Monitor Live+ to talk about what matters most in times of crisis. Deborah Reuben, who designed and moderated the livestream event, provides a recap of the key takeaways, including how the pandemic has made effective leadership more important than ever before. ... read more

Blockchain Technology – Streamlining Equipment Leasing To Obtain A Competitive Edge In A Post COVID-19 World

COVID-19 exposed the cumbersome state of equipment lease documentation. Vince Borst shares how equipment lessors can streamline processes and gain a leg up on the competition by utilizing blockchain technology and smart contracts.... read more

Stepping Up to a Sustainable Future Post-COVID-19

As the world continues to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, we take a moment to consider how the crisis could affect the way we address the other global systemic risks, such as climate change. ... read more

Pandemic Planning: Muddy Waters or New Waves for Equipment Finance?

The coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has shown us how rapidly pandemics can alter public health and global markets. How quickly we recover from these events depends in large part on collaboration from every sector, including the equipment leasing and finance industry. ... read more

Managing C&I Risk in a Time of Pandemic

Commercial lenders will face many new and unique challenges over the coming months as the full effects of the coronavirus pandemic are felt throughout the economy. For commercial customers, cash flow, liquidity and credit tightening dramatically across industries is the new normal. In these uncertain times, no segment of the bank commercial portfolio is under as much short and long-term risk as the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) line of credit segment.... read more

Exit Strategy for Grey Haired Brokers

What happens when it’s time to wind down your broker business and prepare for retirement? Bud Callahan walks through the steps to consider while making the decision and shares the wisdom he has learned from his exit journey.... read more

Viability of Sales and Marketing in a Technological Era

Technology is changing sales and marketing for the better. However, as Eric Bicknase explains, to fully realize these improvements, salespeople must determine the best ways to use these technologies in terms of communication, information, automation and personalization.... read more

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