Management

Teamwork as a Competitive Advantage

May 01, 2008
Teamwork as a Competitive Advantage May 1, 2008 By Karen Bankston Teamwork can provide a significant competitive advantage by putting the combined talents of individual credit union employees to work for a common purpose, according to "Thriving in a Team Environment: Leading the Finance Team to Support Credit Union Strategy,"... READ MORE

Spotlight: Steve White

May 01, 2008
Spotlight: Steve White May 1, 2008 Consistency is the mainstay of life and leadership for Steve White, CEO of Westerly (R.I.) Community CU . No. 1 business challenge Without a doubt, the member business lending cap. Credit unions aren't traditionally known for offering this type of lending, and it's hard... READ MORE

Podcast: Play to Your Strengths

May 01, 2008
Podcast: Play to Your Strengths May 1, 2008 By Mary Mink College basketball and credit unions--what do they have in common? For one, Mark Adams, president of EnthusiAdams , Springboro, Ohio. The ESPN analyst, motivational speaker, and former college basketball coach recently talked about his upcoming Thought Leader Session at... READ MORE

Seven Failures Can Stifle Growth

May 01, 2008
Seven Failures Can Stifle Growth May 1, 2008 By Daniel Burrus The path to business success is to work smarter, not harder. Yet for many leaders, that's easier said than done. To avoid common traps that stifle business growth, examine seven organizational failures and strategies to combat them. They include... READ MORE

Surf's Up: Ride the Wave of Executive Retirements

April 01, 2008
Surf's Up: Ride the Wave of Executive Retirements April 1, 2008 By Ken Gardner Research has shown that over the next 10 to 20 years there will be a huge wave of executives retiring as the baby boomer generation cedes power to the next generation of credit union leaders. Two... READ MORE

Spotlight: Elaine Tuten's Career of Caring

April 01, 2008
Spotlight: Elaine Tuten's Career of Caring April 1, 2008 Who: Elaine Tuten What: CEO Where: GeoVista CU , Hinesville, Ga. First involvement with CUs   As a volunteer on the supervisory committee for a small credit union back in the mid-1960s in Savannah, Ga.--until I moved to Atlanta for a... READ MORE

Balance Info Security and Member Service

April 01, 2008
Balance Info Security and Member Service April 1, 2008 By Cathy Fleming Keeping ahead of high-tech fraud is a battle involving hardware, software, and old-fashioned common sense, say credit union executives battling phishers, pharmers, and other Internet bandits. But how can credit unions ensure security without sacrificing member service? "It's... READ MORE

Join the 'B-Word' Fray

April 01, 2008
Join the 'B-Word' Fray April 1, 2008 Editor's note: Comments posted here are in response to this month's Instant Poll and the articles, Stop Using the ‘B-Word' and There's Nothing Wrong With the ‘B-Word' . Join the B-Word fray: Tell us what you think . Sell CUs' Advantages No, we... READ MORE

There's Nothing Wrong With the 'B' Word

March 01, 2008
There's Nothing Wrong With the 'B' Word March 1, 2008 By Hans Molenaar Editor's note: This article is in response to Stop Using the ‘B' Word . I strongly argue against the position that "the public at large still associates banks and credit unions as one and the same." Nothing... READ MORE

Recruit the Best With Compensation: 12 Tips

March 01, 2008
Recruit the Best With Compensation: 12 Tips March 1, 2008 By Jeff and Linda Russell Compensation is a key human resource (HR) strategy credit unions can use to attract and retain qualified staff, according to "The Role of Compensation in Recruiting & Retaining Credit Union Staff," a white paper from... READ MORE

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