Management

The New CIO

November 17, 2008
Cathy Fleming   Today’s CIOs must be strong leaders as well as talented technologists .   The pace of technological change demands a unique combination of flexibility and forecasting by credit union chief information officers (CIO). The CIO’s role has become even more critical in executing strategies to increase membership,... READ MORE

Post-Panic Economic Look

November 17, 2008
Bill Hampel   The economy won’t get nearly as bad as during the Great Depression .   Even before the conservatorships of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, the bailout of AIG, and the failure of Lehman Brothers, the economic outlook was far from rosy. Back then, it appeared the economy... READ MORE

The New Direction

November 17, 2008
Daniel A. Mica   One thing is certain: Change is coming from many directions.   The historic election last month of Barack Obama as president culminated a long campaign that promised “change” for the nation. And change definitely is coming.   The new team in power, spurred by financial upheaval,... READ MORE

Annus Horribilis?

November 17, 2008
Mark Sievewright   The world is at the end of the beginning of a global recession .   During her traditional Christmas Day message in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II used the term “annus horribilis” (horrible year) to describe the year in which the marriages of her two sons, Charles and... READ MORE

CU Hero: CU Evangelist Inspires Others

November 17, 2008
' When you get entrenched in the CU ... there’s no other place for you. ' Carla Hedrick is surprised to hear herself described as a “fierce credit union advocate.”   But the president/CEO of $212 million asset Denver Community Federal Credit Union likes it. “I guess it’s because I’m passionate when... READ MORE

The Other Three R's

November 17, 2008
Kathryn Kuehn   Going digital is an environmentally responsible decision.   I learned the “reduce, reuse, recycle” mantra in grade school. I also lived it every day, courtesy of frugal parents.   As one of five children, nearly every clothing item coming my way was “preworn.” My mother recently apologized—with... READ MORE

Partners Share Expertise

November 17, 2008
Earlier this year, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) and the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (CDCU) formed the Credit Union Development Corps. This exchange program brings together NCUF’s development educators and CDCUs to share expertise and operational strengths.   Claire Ippoliti, vice president of lending at $577... READ MORE

Spotlight: Larry Wilson

November 01, 2008
Spotlight: Larry Wilson November 1, 2008 Who: Larry Wilson What: President/CEO Where: Coastal FCU , Raleigh, N.C. The biggest challenge facing Coastal FCU Three major income drivers are under pressure in our declining economy:   Auto loans. Our automobile financing program generates about one-third of our gross revenue and represents... READ MORE

How Recruiters Shed Light on Executives' Character

November 01, 2008
How Recruiters Shed Light on Executives' Character November 1, 2008 By Dean Bare As corporate America shuffles through the wake of the Enron, Adelphia, and HealthSouth scandals, the issue of "character" now is on the minds of boards of directors, shareholders, and employees as companies seek senior-level executives. While not... READ MORE

Retain Top Talent: Lessons from India and China

October 01, 2008
Retain Top Talent: Lessons from India and China October 1, 2008 By Mickey Matthews Business now is conducted in a global village where the practices are as varied as the cultures. While the differences often are subtle, they're all united by a single purpose: find and retain the best people... READ MORE

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