The Case for Relevance
Tough-talking Troy will tell young professionals that they need to re-think, re-work and re-invent the concept of planning for the future into terms of ... today!
Tomorrow’s relevance is based on how well you are thinking for today. Build knowledge, today. Don’t worry about how many people are reporting to you. Understand generational preferences and their impact on behaviors and buying habits, today.
Don’t just think about how you like to do it. Teach someone how to use current technology, today. Don’t wait on folks to learn it on their own. Be a leader, today. If you want to be a manager in the future, start acting like it, today.
Troy B. Hall
Chief Operations Officer
South Carolina FCU
Young professionals need to look beyond 2012.
They need to DREAM about the credit union they want in 30 years....and then build the plan to make it happen. At the same time, they need to "Keep Purpose Constant." The philosophy of "Helping Others to Help Themselves" is relevant today as it was when credit unions began operating in the U.S. in 1909.
1. Credit unions are not financial "market makers" - so, what industry are we "fast followers" of? How can you avoid the mistakes they made, how can you capitalize on the wins they've had?
2. Where/How/Why have cooperatives flourished in other countries or other industries? What business model do they use? What can be learned from them?
3. Whom have you helped this month and how did you help them? What contacts have you made outside of our industry and your workplace? What skills have you learned and practiced?
eMentor that prefers to remain anonymous
Credit unions need to rethink the following to remain relevant in the future:
What truly distinguishes their CU from financial service competitors in their market?
What are they doing to change their product and service mix to remain relevant to consumers?
Will their delivery systems be able to meet consumers’ rising expectations with respect to immediacy?
San Diego County CU