X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

HONOLULU-Gary Heil told attendees of CUNA’s Future Forum last week that, in a survey of people on who they admired most, 80% provided names of people they did not know. They gave names like Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, and Winston Churchill. But what these well-known people all had in common is that they were all linked to a great cause. Credit unions, too, have a great cause, Heil, author of The Leader’s New Clothes explained. “So few people are lucky enough to go to work and have that,” he said. Credit unions should use this to their advantage to nurture their employees’ own motivation. Heil explained that leaders cannot motivate people, only create an environment that does not stifle it. “It isn’t about motivation. It’s about stopping de-motivation,” he said. He challenged credit unions to figure out what makes employees so motivated during their `honeymoon’ period and perpetuate that. To cultivate this, leaders have to exude trust. Show that you mean no harm. Leaders must also be authentic. In a “world of ubiquitous information,” authenticity helps, Heil said. And, leaders should offer a compelling reason to be different, he advised. Finally, leaders also have to be positive and optimistic in the face of failure. However, the problem with a pure optimist is that they tend to not see reality. “The optimist who can see reality is the leader we all admire,” Heil stated.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to CUTimes.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited CUTimes.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical CUTimes.com information including comprehensive product and service provider listings via the Marketplace Directory, CU Careers, resources from industry leaders, webcasts, and breaking news, analysis and more with our informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and CU Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including Law.com and GlobeSt.com.

Already have an account?

 

Credit Union Times

Join Credit Union Times

Don’t miss crucial strategic and tactical information necessary to run your institution and better serve your members. Join Credit Union Times now!

  • Free unlimited access to Credit Union Times' trusted and independent team of experts for extensive industry news, conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis, and regulation and technology updates.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and Credit Union Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including TreasuryandRisk.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join Credit Union Times
Live Chat

Copyright © 2022 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.