Articles Tagged with 'business'

Royce: 'Business Lending has Tremendous Traction.'

March 02, 2011
"You didn’t get us into the recession, but your business model can get us out," said the California congressman. READ MORE

Cheney envisions big voice, message on Capitol Hill

March 01, 2011
CUs need to change the conversation when they meet with their legislators. READ MORE

New Service Brings Together Loan Buyers and Sellers

January 25, 2011

CUSO's online marketplace makes it easy for financial institutions to find each other and conduct business directly.

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CUNA Continues MBL Fight

December 02, 2010
CUs must continue to push senators to support MBL legislation, says CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney. READ MORE

Bethex FCU Awarded Grant

November 09, 2010
Bethex Federal Credit Union, a community development credit union serving the predominantly low-income South Bronx community in New York City, was recognized by the Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for its positive community impact. READ MORE

Forge Small Business Relationships: Five Strategies

October 28, 2010
Banking industry turmoil and tighter lending standards present incredible opportunities for CUs in the small business lending arena. READ MORE

Revisit CU Emergency Preparedness Plans

September 24, 2010
With an active hurricane season well underway, it's a good reminder for boards and CUs to revisit business continuity and disaster preparedness plans. READ MORE

Cheney: Drive Home MBL Message During Senate Recess

August 11, 2010
The five-week recess is a great opportunity to reach senators at home during town hall meetings and campaign events. READ MORE

Don't Undervalue Empathy As a Strategic Skill

August 01, 2010

Strategy flows from the ability to understand how others think, feel, and, subsequently, act.

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Don't Undervalue Empathy as a Strategic Skill

August 01, 2010
Strategy flows from the ability to understand how others think, feel, and, subsequently, act. 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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