Articles Tagged with 'development'

MBLs Offer ‘Chef Salad’ of Benefits for Lenders, Economy

November 30, 2012
Expanding business lending could make CUs significant contributors to the national economic recovery. READ MORE

Training Links People, Passion, and Proficiency

September 01, 2012
Management, staff, and volunteers will find opportunities for training and participation in this lineup of current CUNA offerings. READ MORE

‘Stay Curious’ and Other Keys to Marketing Success

June 15, 2012
“Despite our never-ending deadlines and projects, remember to have fun and build relationships along the way.” READ MORE

Four Steps to Successful Succession

June 05, 2012
In effective succession plans, two main elements work together: executive development and incentives. READ MORE

Tablets Are Tops Among New Marketing Tools

June 04, 2012
“Now I can bring the power of the CU with me on my device.” READ MORE

‘Have Fun and Get It Done’

May 22, 2012
In the first of a five-part series, these top-notch marketers discuss how they approach their craft and accomplishments of which they’re particularly proud. READ MORE

MBD 12: And the Winners Are…

March 12, 2012
Legg, Godwin, and Wall lauded for their marketing and business development prowess. READ MORE

Seven Steps to Better Business Development

March 09, 2012
CUs are redefining the art of business development, realizing this practice requires building strong relationships, reaching out to companies’ key decision-makers, and moving beyond SEGs. READ MORE

Marketing Conference Garners Record Turnout

March 08, 2012
Members of the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Executive Committee urge collaboration. READ MORE

 Seize the Day

December 12, 2011
It's time to spend money on marketing and business development efforts. READ MORE

heroes

What's Popular

Popular Stories

Recent Discussion

Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

Your Say: Who should be Credit Union Magazine's 2014 CU Hero of the Year?

View Results Poll Archive