Management

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

Keep Talented Young Employees: Part III

August 01, 2008
Keep Talented Young Employees: Part III August 1, 2008 What are the best ways to attract and keep talented young employees? We went to the source: credit union leaders younger than age 30. Here's what they had to say.   Resources "We can learn from the large corporations that have... READ MORE

Keep Talented Young Employees: Part II

July 01, 2008
Keep Talented Young Employees: Part II July 1, 2008 Want to keep talented young employees? Don't be stingy with workplace flexibility, variety, and recognition for a job well done, says members of Madison, Wis.-based Filene Research Institute's 30 Under 30 Group . Other workplace priorities for the next generation of... READ MORE

Podcast: Are you a 'Pooper' or a 'Scooper?'

July 01, 2008
Podcast: Are you a 'Pooper' or a 'Scooper?' July 1, 2008 "Dog poop" is a metaphor for all of the workplace problems people ignore, says author Kirk Weisler. He says too many employees and managers simply ignore or complain about problems such as broken relationships, toxic personalities, and outdated technology—hoping... READ MORE

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

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