Management

Spotlight: Glenn Strebe

October 01, 2008
Spotlight: Glenn Strebe October 1, 2008 Who: Glenn Strebe What: President/CEO Where: Air Academy FCU , Colorado Springs, Colo.   First job and what I learned from it   As a busboy at Bonanza Sirloin Pit in Minot, N.D., I learned that every person, regardless of position, plays a vital... READ MORE

Search Consultant Calling? It's a Compliment

October 01, 2008
Search Consultant Calling? It's a Compliment October 1, 2008 By Steve B. Watson The next time you get a call from an executive search consultant, take it as a compliment. Don't tell this individual you're not interested or that you'll call back with no intention of doing so. Regard the... READ MORE

CU Hero: John Herrera

September 01, 2008
CU Hero: John Herrera September 1, 2008 Not long ago, Hispanics in Durham, N.C., were locked out of the mainstream financial system. The language barrier made it impossible for them to set up accounts at local English-only-speaking banks. And by keeping their hard-earned money in cash, they became prime targets... READ MORE

Don't Underestimate the Negative Impact of Change

September 01, 2008
Don't Underestimate the Negative Impact of Change September 1, 2008 By Vicky Franchino The old maxim, "change is the only constant," has been all too true for credit unions over the past decade. Mergers, technological advances, the sales culture implementations, and the ongoing struggle to stay competitive in a highly... READ MORE

Does Your CU Need a Project Management Office?

September 01, 2008
Does Your CU Need a Project Management Office? September 1, 2008 By Thomas B. Clark, Ph.D. Most companies today must execute a continuing stream of strategic and highly complex projects such as new product implementations, construction or major facilities, marketing campaigns, mergers, and special events. Any given company may have... READ MORE

Fear and Loathing at the Water Cooler

September 01, 2008
Fear and Loathing at the Water Cooler September 1, 2008 By Morrie Shechtman As U.S. workers face news about the "economic downturn," two types of behaviors are sweeping through workplaces: Some people are quietly withdrawing —to their offices, breakrooms, behind computers—seeking safety from any kind of interaction or inquiry. They're... READ MORE

Farber: Don't Be a Leadership 'Poser'

August 01, 2008
Farber: Don't Be a Leadership 'Poser' August 1, 2008 By Bill Merrick Have you "shifted a paradigm" lately? "Empowered" someone, perhaps? If you've tossed around such chestnuts without changing your actions, you're a leadership poser—someone who wears the "leader" label without truly being one. Shame on you. So said Steve... READ MORE

Cable Conqueror: Transform your CU

August 01, 2008
Cable Conqueror: Transform your CU August 1, 2008 By Bill Merrick When Susan Packard co-founded HGTV in 1994, established cable TV networks barely took notice. "We were an upstart, and established networks didn't take us seriously," Packard said the Credit Union National Association's America's Credit Union Conference and Expo in... READ MORE

Cultivate Employees' Strengths

August 01, 2008
Cultivate Employees' Strengths August 1, 2008 By Beth Stetenfeld At work, do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Author Marcus Buckingham says this one question is better than any other at predicting your individual, team, and organizational success. Buckingham, who spoke at CUNA Mutual... READ MORE

Spotlight: Melanie Stillwell

August 01, 2008
Spotlight: Melanie Stillwell August 1, 2008 Who: Melanie Stillwell What: President/CEO Where: Western Cooperative CU , Williston, N.D.   Why our business lending program is successful Our business lending portfolio consists primarily of agricultural loans. The credit union was chartered 70 years ago as an agricultural credit union and is... READ MORE

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