Author Archives: William M. McGee

About William M. McGee

Bill McGee is a Managing Partner with McGee Partners LLC, a boutique consulting firm located in Avon, CT. The firm specializes in consulting projects in the areas of strategic management, financial management, and business improvements. He has over thirty-five years of consulting and management experience working with clients in a variety of industries.

Glass-Steagall and Presidential Candidates

One of the major issues that I will take into consideration when choosing a candidate to support in the 2016 election is where they stand on re-instituting Glass-Steagall.  It is not the only factor that I will consider, but it … Continue reading

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In Support of Glass-Steagall

The legislation commonly known as Glass-Steagall provided simple, yet effective, regulations to our banking system.  It separated commercial banking and investment banking activities and entities.  It was that simple.  This topic was also discussed in an earlier article in 2012 … Continue reading

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Career Lesson #1: Know The Details

My first job after graduating from college was with American Can Company, in the consumer products division. I chose American Can over a number of other offers because American Can had a management training program that sounded like the type … Continue reading

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Members of Congress Need to Grow Up

The current government shutdown has clearly demonstrated many of the fundamental problems with the two Houses of Congress.  Members of Congress can not seem to express an opinion on any topic unless it has been drafted for them by political … Continue reading

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A Culture of Loyalty

A friend recently reminded me of an employee survey I did a few years ago for a large construction company on the topic of loyalty.  The results of the survey were extremely positive, and underlined the strong effective culture at … Continue reading

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Constructive Criticism? Who Wants That?

At one point in my career, many years ago, I was in charge of the Financial Services Consulting practice for KPMG in the New York office.  One year, when the annual performance evaluation forms were sent around to all partners … Continue reading

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Stuck in the middle with…well, apparently, no one!

There is no doubt that our country has become more and more divided politically.  Rhetoric has become more intense, positions have gotten more rigid, and debates have become more heated, from both the left and the right.  Unfortunately, I don’t … Continue reading

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A Disaster Is Not In My Contract

On Saturday, October 29, 2011, an early Winter storm swept through the New England states. It was a storm that New Englanders refer to as a “Nor’Easter”, and it left a path of destruction and power outages across much of … Continue reading

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Article Plagiarism

Over my career, I have probably written thousands of articles, documents, presentations, speeches, thought pieces, blog posts, and the like. I am a consultant, and consultants must communicate their thoughts and ideas to support their business. However, a few years … Continue reading

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Strengthen Our Financial System With Effective Regulations

This article explores the reasons why regulation of financial services organizations is needed, discusses a few of the problems with our current regulatory environment, and offers suggestions as to focus of any potential new regulations. The key question is not … Continue reading

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