Articles Tagged with 'management'

Step Into the Role of a Leader Without Stumbling

October 01, 2012
The move to a role where you’re responsible for the work of others can be abrupt and awkward. READ MORE

Enterprise Risk Management Is a Culture, Not a Project

August 23, 2012
ERM is a set of processes designed to create a culture of proactive identification, measurement, and management of risks. READ MORE

Boost Returns on Your Human Capital

August 13, 2012
Hiring, training, developing, and compensating employees accounts for 53% of expenditures at most companies. READ MORE

Tough Economy Fuels Rise in Employment Liability Claims

August 05, 2012
CUs can reduce their exposure with proper training and sufficient employment policies. READ MORE

Three Must-Have Leadership Traits—and How to Use Them

August 01, 2012
Look for three key personality traits when identifying and enabling high-performing mid-level managers. READ MORE

Kick the Tires on Your Interest-Rate Risk Model

July 31, 2012
Just like maintaining a vehicle, CUs should review their interest-rate risk models to determine whether current assumptions are appropriate. READ MORE

Advice for Tomorrow’s Leaders  

July 01, 2012
The path to excellent leadership often includes some form of executive training. Among the options for training is CUNA Management School. READ MORE

FFIEC Clarifies Interest-Rate Risk Advisory

July 01, 2012
The agency issued responses to frequently asked questions about its 2010 Advisory on Interest Rate Risk (IRR) Management. READ MORE

‘Destroy and Reimagine’

June 24, 2012
CUs can avoid obsolescence and compete with larger competitors by staying true to their “bedrock” values of integrity and service, and connecting with their local communities. READ MORE

Interest-Rate Risk Redux: FFIEC Offers Clarifications

May 30, 2012
In a low-rate environment such as today’s, CUs should run interest-rate shocks of +300 and +400 basis points. 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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