How to Build Your Organization as a Highly Valuable, Sustainable Asset – Part 2

Written collaboratively by Michele Clay & Mark Kamin

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In part one of this two-part blog post, we distinguished how, in the ordinary world of business, the hidden context in which businesses seek to perform – is to maintain and enhance shareholder return; and only after that is done, then the company can look at the care of the employees and customers.

In part two we are going to look at the kind of sustainable growth that can result in supporting all of an organizations’ primary constituencies: Employees, Customers, and Stakeholders – all at the same time.

Allegiance Bank was founded in 2007. This 11-year-old bank started with 12 employees and now has 366 employees, 16 locations, and $2.9 billion in assets (an acquisition is pending that would give them approximately $4.5 billion in assets). Allegiance Bank went public in 2015 (ABTX). The share value doubled from $10.00 to $21.00 a share in the first 8 years, then doubled again from $21.00 to approximately $40.00 a share in the last 2.5 years. The bank is growing its loan portfolio at 20% a year while having a 400% increase in the value of its stock.

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