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Good Behavior by Decree

July 01, 2008
Good Behavior by Decree July 1, 2008 You can legislate good behavior among employees, says Quint Studer, author of " Results That Last : Hardwiring Behaviors That Will Take Your Company to the Top." Managers can do so by developing a "standards of behavior" contract and requiring everyone from the... READ MORE

No Excuses: Growing a CU in a Shrinking Economy

July 01, 2008
No Excuses: Growing a CU in a Shrinking Economy July 1, 2008 By Ann Marie Gunn Newsweek's Keith Naughton wrote in January, "If you want to see what hard times look like, come to Michigan." Thanks to a renewed passion for service coupled with enterprise sales and service initiatives, however,... READ MORE

Young CU Professionals Seek Respect

June 01, 2008
Young CU Professionals Seek Respect June 1, 2008 With apologies to Aretha Franklin: R-E-S-P-E-C-T is what young credit union professionals seek from thee. So say members of Madison, Wis.-based Filene Research Institute's 30 Under 30 Group and Minnesota Young Credit Union Professionals (MYCUP), a networking group of credit union professionals... READ MORE

CU Hero: Tierney Takes a Leap of Faith

June 01, 2008
CU Hero: Tierney Takes a Leap of Faith June 1, 2008 When people ask Cathie Tierney why she has spent her entire 32-year career at Community First Credit Union , Appleton, Wis., she doesn't view it as a putdown. She views it as a chance to share her faith in... READ MORE

A CFO in the Know

June 01, 2008
A CFO in the Know June 1, 2008 The Sacramento Business Journal recently honored Dave Roughton, chief financial officer (CFO) for $1.4 billion asset SAFE Credit Union , North Highlands, Calif., as CFO of the Year for medium-size businesses in the Sacramento region. Roughton, who started working in SAFE's cash... READ MORE

Manage Excessive Workplace Anxiety

June 01, 2008
Manage Excessive Workplace Anxiety June 1, 2008 Leaders' No. 1 job? Helping their organizations manage excessive, chronic anxiety says Jeffrey Miler, author of "The Anxious Organization, 2nd Edition: Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things." Doing so means "ensuring that employees operate on principles rather than emotions," he says. "When people... READ MORE

Video: Cathie Tierney

June 01, 2008
Video: Cathie Tierney June 1, 2008 Cathie Tierney's commitment to making a difference for her community has led to her most recent and, perhaps, biggest leap of faith: challenging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on its determination that certain insurance products offered to members fall outside the credit union's main... READ MORE

CU Hero: The Winner Is ...

June 01, 2008
CU Hero: The Winner Is ... June 1, 2008 Lynda Milton, CEO of $5.4 million asset Houston Teamsters Federal Credit Union , is Credit Union Magazine's 2008 CU Hero of the Year. She'll receive her award at (and complimentary registration to) the America's Credit Union Conference June 29 to July... READ MORE

Review CUNA's 2007 Annual Report

June 01, 2008
Review CUNA's 2007 Annual Report June 1, 2008 Paramount objectives for the Credit Union National Association ( CUNA ) during 2007 were growth and member involvement—most notably as part of CUNA's expanded financial literacy programs, says Tom Dorety, CUNA chairman and CEO of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Tampa, Fla.... READ MORE

Teamwork: Are You 'In' or 'Out'?

May 01, 2008
Teamwork: Are You 'In' or 'Out'? May 1, 2008 By Bonnie Mattick A recent article in the CUNA Human Resource/Training & Development Council newsletter praised the benefits of using the team-building concepts from the book, "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team," by Patrick Lencioni. The article was titled " Building... READ MORE

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