Articles Tagged with 'business'

MBL: If Banks Win, CUs Lose

May 21, 2012
CUs need to chart their own future—and not let the banking community do it for us. READ MORE

‘Reward Excellent Failure, Punish Mediocre Success’

May 16, 2012
CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney visits with the man Inc. magazine recently named the “Red Bull of management thinkers.” READ MORE

Payments Trends May Alter CU Business Model

May 10, 2012
With a significant portion of noninterest income derived from the payments ecosystem, CUs must be prepared for what’s next in payments. READ MORE

'The Little Big Things'

April 26, 2012
From business and management guru, Tom Peters, "The Little Big Things" is a rousing call-to-arms to American business to get "back to the basics" of running a successful enterprise. READ MORE

Cheney: Act Now on MBL Bill

April 16, 2012
Congress is on recess this week and next, providing a great opportunity to encourage senators to support this legislation. READ MORE

How to be Heard on the Hill

April 01, 2012
The energy level on Capitol Hill is like an 'emergency room,' making it hard to get messages across. READ MORE

Exam Time? Announce Your Presence with Authority

March 30, 2012
Develop a good working relationship with your examiner—but make it clear you have a well-thought-out business plan. READ MORE

Rep. Woodall: No. 1 Job Is to Serve

March 21, 2012
CUs can give entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed if they can make more business loans, legislator says. READ MORE

Let CUs Propel Economy

March 21, 2012
Removing CUs' MBL cap would help entrepreneurs stimulate local economies, says Rep. Maxine Waters. READ MORE

Chabot Promotes MBL Bill Despite Banker Objections

March 21, 2012
Ohio republican shares fears about divided government, huge deficits, and the economy. 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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