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Let Innovation Ignite Your Team
January 24, 2014
A leader must set the stage for positive, productive energy.
Motivate with More Than Money
January 14, 2014
Nonfinancial motivators often are more effective than cash in building long-term employee engagement.
Developing Tomorrow's CU Leaders
December 26, 2013
Three themes emerge from Bill Vogeney’s career: Service, education, and financial performance.
Hooked on CUs From Day One
December 24, 2013
‘The people made it easy to get involved, learn, and grow.’
Empowering Employees to Serve Members
November 08, 2013
Branch manager leads by example with high energy and empathy.
Get Your Kicks
November 03, 2013
‘Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.’
A Source of Innovation
October 25, 2013
Crowd sourcing ideas from CU staff leads to new breakthroughs.
Her Refusal to Quit Is an Inspiration
October 09, 2013
‘It took a lot of dedication to keep our founding leaders’ dreams alive.’
Intellectual Curiosity Trumps Insularity
October 09, 2013
Venturing outside your comfort zone is key to discovering new ideas.
Steward of the Movement's Principles
October 09, 2013
'It’s not just about being bigger.'
Credit Union Magazine
September 2014 digital edition
Q&A: How Technology Shapes CU Branch Design
Plan Your Deposit Pricing Strategy Before Rates Rise
Q&A: Staff Functionality Dictates Modern Branch Design
Four ‘Must Haves’ for Mobile Pay Technology
Nussle Named CUNA CEO
While I thought that the premise of the article was good, I found one point very disturbing. It is that the Visions FCU ages people off their board at age 70. I found that really offensive. It perpetuates what I believe to be the regrettable marginalization of elders in our society, and the often erroneous assumption of debility and decline after a certain chronological age. Lots of folks over 70 are leading dynamic and viable professional lives and contributing to our society. How about Warren Buffet, a number of Supreme Court Justices, Jimmy Carter, the late Nelson Mandela and the late Maya Angelou, to name but a few, along with scads of writers, academics, performers, artists, and often our friends, neighbors and colleagues. If Visions wants new people on their board, it seems as though the term limitations and a nominating committee can accomplish that without aging all people off at age 70. I think that’s so insulting. And if those were paid employment, it would be illegal. I do wish you’d have picked a different credit union to profile---one that perhaps does many of the same things, without the arbitrary age exclusion. There have to be others out there.
David, good point about the "recovering comfortably" comment. That was an editorial addition--which I'll remove.
Many good points but too rosy? Will the "Federal Reserve raise short-term interest rates 1% per year for the next three years, starting in 2015—“probably next year at this time” ? I have heard from other economist that the US government will go bankrupt if that happens due to the QE the fed has done for several years. Also it seems an exaggeration to say “We survived a heart attack,now the economy is recovering comfortably." Comfortably recovering is too ignore the economic stress that many members still live with daily that will eventually affect many credit unions.
Karan, Great article and insight. I would also recommend that you start getting those credit cards into the hands of the youth BEFORE they are in college. One of the best ways to reach this young generation is through mom and dad. Before the student goes to college, get them started with a credit card (even if mom and dad are joint on it). It's never too early to start marketing credit cards. Mark
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