Creating organizational responsibilities and defined accountabilities sets the right culture when vision, mission and core values are identified.
Doug Petersen, president/CEO of the $880 million Workers’ Credit Union in Fitchburg, Mass., recalls asking the president/CEO of a small credit union why he chose Workers’ to consider a merger deal.
This past month at the Credit Union Leadership Forum’s Edu-Leader Leadership Learning Series we focused on innovation, which can be one of the most challenging issues for credit unions.
A few weeks ago, I attended a regularly scheduled board meeting at a credit union. The CFO was delivering his financial report that included the line item reflecting the cost for employee health care. There was a discussion about this important issue and the impact it was having on the...
There are lessons to be learned about the ongoing debate that are applicable to all of us.
It’s Sunday, and I’m reading the newspapers and watching the talk shows, trying to digest the political commentary that consumes all of us. My perception and conclusion is that based on the content and the harsh tones, the environment in this country is filled with incredible toxicity.
Credit unions can start the Gen Y employment revolution in their own shops.
As the presidential campaign intensifies, I am struck by the common sense opportunity for all of us in the credit union world to come together and start to turn this country around. There is a practical way that we, as mission-driven people, can assert leadership and re-infuse energy into our...
Consultant, columnist to organize a small group of leaders to share a common sense approach and an innovative response to a terrible economic climate for this new generation.
The most successful leaders I know understand and live by fundamental leadership principles with both discipline and focus. They commit to continuous learning and strive to have their behaviors serve as a reflection of their values–setting the standards and expectations for others in their organization.