The challenges in 2009 were numerous, but so were the accomplishments. I said often in 2009 that it was a most
extraordinary year, one of the busiest I’d encountered in my 40 years in Washington. The challenges were numerous, but
so were the accomplishments, leading us into...
‘Do or do not. There is no try.’ Who : Eric Bruen What : CEO, Desert Valleys FCU Where : Ridgecrest, Calif. On receiving the California CU League’s 2009 Kim Bannan Eternal Flame Award, recognizing contributions to the success and future of small credit unions : I was humbled and... READ MORE
Executives say certain leadership behaviors have helped their companies through the recent economic crisis, such as inspiring others and defining expectations and rewards. They say those behaviors will also help their companies thrive in the future, according to a McKinsey Quarterly survey. Executives say their focus on these behaviors has... READ MORE
Small CU leaders are the ‘missionaries’ of the financial services industry. During
the past four years, the credit union movement has lost about 1,000 small credit unions. There were 5,517 small credit unions
(those with less than $35 million in assets) at the end of...
How do you deal with difficult members? Send us your comments. It’s easy to connect with members when things are going well—not so much when conflict arises. And it always does. But Maribeth Kuzmeski says organizations can transform frustrated customers into stronger, long-term business relationships. She’s author of “ The... READ MORE
Augustine Kang —known as the father of the Asian credit union movement—died in August. Those who knew him describe Kang as a “man of the world,” “humble giant,” “dear, compassionate man” and “a role model for our lives." By Chris Baker Augustine Kang was a credit union giant but a... READ MORE
Who : Eric Bruen What : CEO Where : Desert Valleys FCU , Ridgecrest, Calif. Eric Bruen received the California Credit Union League’s Kim Bannan Eternal Flame Award, which recognizes contributions to the success and future of small credit unions. “I was humbled and honored to be recognized not only... READ MORE
Stress levels among U.S. workers are at an all-time high—making it more important than ever for leaders try to improve employees' well-being, says brain expert Patt Lind-Kyle, author of “Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain: Applying the Exciting New Science of Brain Synchrony for Creativity, Peace, and Presence.” "The good... READ MORE
By Pam Finch There are many issues facing finance professionals today. Providing accurate financial forecasts has been a challenge and is getting more difficult with so many considerations affecting capital over the past 18 months. The effects of regulatory changes related to credit card programs, potential reduction of interchange income,... READ MORE
The recession hasn’t just affected bank accounts and bottom lines—it’s also had a big impact on the morale and attitudes of the American workforce, says Jon Gordon, author of “The Shark and the Goldfish: Positive Ways to Thrive During Waves of Change.” “When fear and uncertainty become staples of daily... READ MORE