Articles Tagged with 'board'

Five Types of Board Members To Avoid

November 19, 2013
A bad director or three can break the board. READ MORE

Pennsylvania CU Association Names New CEO

September 24, 2013
New CEO began his career in the district office of former Rep. Bill Clinger (R-Pa.). READ MORE

Boards Benefit When 'Devil’s Advocates' Are Present

August 19, 2013
Directors should constructively challenge conventional thinking, investigate additional options, and combat hubris and the tug of short-term emotions. READ MORE

Making the Most of Mergers

March 26, 2013
In the best-case scenario, the merging CUs come out better than either one was before. READ MORE

Volunteer Leadership: What’s Old Is New Again

January 13, 2013
One great strength of our movement is the volunteer board of directors. READ MORE

What’s Your Board’s Oversight Style?

November 19, 2012
‘Do CEOs like rubber stamping boards? A good CEO won’t.’ READ MORE

Online Resources Create Board Leaders

October 14, 2012
Advances in technology make it easier for board members to become the expert leaders their CUs need them to be. READ MORE

Where Will Your Next CEO Come From?

September 21, 2012
Limiting your search to one avenue overlooks the importance of selecting a CEO with the right combination of skills and vision. READ MORE

Directors Must Evolve With Their CUs

September 14, 2012
As your CU's business model changes, so must board governance. READ MORE

CUs Search for the Next Generation of Board Members

September 01, 2012
CUs will find it hard to compete in the future without new blood on the board. 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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