Articles Tagged with 'global'

Tony Blair: Keep Pace With Change

February 24, 2014
'There’s never been a tougher time to be a leader.' READ MORE

Blair Offers Global Perspective

February 13, 2014
Former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland works for global peace. READ MORE

Photos: Leadership Forum Draws Female Leaders From Around the World

October 01, 2013
The event, held in conjunction with the World Credit Union Conference, provides attendees access to a global community of credit union leaders. READ MORE

Scenes from the 2013 World CU Conference

July 16, 2013
World Council of CUs (WOCCU) welcomes 2,400 attendees from 61 countries to the conference, held in Ottawa, Canada. READ MORE

Building and Defending Our Global Community

February 13, 2013
As a global community with shared values, CUs have the opportunity to learn from each other and the power to speak with one voice. READ MORE

Rice: Reaffirm Our Principles

March 19, 2012
Will the U.S. remain the world’s leader—or will another power such as China take our place on the global stage? READ MORE

What a character!

December 05, 2011
Your CU makes an impression on members with its attitudes, knowledge, outreach, expertise, and reputation. READ MORE

Crear to Retire from WOCCU

April 27, 2011

WOCCU President/CEO Pete Crear has announced he’ll retire following the World Credit Union Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, in July.

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ICU Day Celebrates CUs Around the World

October 01, 2010
Credit unions serve more than 184 million members worldwide. READ MORE

Small Steps, Global Growth

October 01, 2010
On ICU Day, let’s celebrate CUs serving as members’ economic lifelines. READ MORE

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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.

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