When you broach the question, "Who's running National City bank in Cincinnati these days?," T. Michael Price and Michael P. McCuen look at each other and just grin.

Known in the company hallways as the "two Mikes," the team of Price "”chief executive officer of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region"”and McCuen, the president, act so much in unison that it can be tough to tell wh'™s actually the boss.

The unique arrangement is by no means an accident; it's an experiment in what is traditionally a very top-down corporation.

"For National City, it is unusual," agrees  Price. "It helps that we have a similar view of the business. It starts with your employees and your customers."

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