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Bruce Beaudette: 'Carry Your Share Of The Advocacy Load'

March 01, 2006
Bruce Beaudette: 'Carry Your Share Of The Advocacy Load' March 1, 2006 Who: Bruce Beaudette What: CEO Where: Sunmark FCU, Schenectady, N.Y. Why did you become politically active? It began in earnest with the bankers' lawsuit, the Supreme Court decision on credit unions' fields of membership, and H.R. 1151. I... READ MORE

Short-Term Favor Becomes Lifelong Commitment

March 01, 2006
Short-Term Favor Becomes Lifelong Commitment March 1, 2006 Who: Juri Valdov What: President/CEO Where: Northwest FCU, Herndon, Va. As CUNA chairman, the biggest challenge I see facing CUs: Retaining the privilege of our tax-exempt status. We all must work together with resolve, cooperation, and unity. Loss of our tax-exempt status... READ MORE

Rainy-Day Leadership: Build An Emotional Account With Employees

February 01, 2006
Rainy-Day Leadership: Build An Emotional Account With Employees February 1, 2006 Improving communication with employees, giving workers more input into corporate decisions, and appreciating staff's performance are like putting money into an 'emotional account,' according to Quint Studer, CEO of Studer Group, Gulf Breeze, Fla., and author of "Hardwiring Excellence:... READ MORE

Take Your CU To The Next Level

February 01, 2006
Take Your CU To The Next Level February 1, 2006 By John Redding If you throw a frog in a pot of boiling water, it immediately will jump out of the pot. But if you put a frog in a pan of room-temperature water and gradually heat it on a... READ MORE

Lessons From A CUSO Leader

February 01, 2006
Lessons From A CUSO Leader February 1, 2006 Who: Lisa Renner What: CEO Where: CU Holding Co. LLC and Beyond Marketing LLC, Lenexa, Kan., CUSOs owned by Mazuma Credit Union , Kansas City, Mo. What's the biggest challenge in managing CU and CUSO cultures? Understanding and respecting that these should... READ MORE

School Is In Session In March

February 01, 2006
School Is In Session In March February 1, 2006 Credit unions can learn the keys to developing an effective residential mortgage lending program during one of CUNA's March 2006 education opportunities. The Residential Mortgage Lending School, March 13-17 in St. Pete Beach, Fla., assists credit union lending staff in making... READ MORE

The Right Stuff: Build A Perfect Team

January 01, 2006
The Right Stuff: Build A Perfect Team January 1, 2006 By Winston Scott Whether your credit union has five people or 500, its success depends on getting everyone to work together. With the wrong team, even the best-laid business plans can fall apart. Consider what happens at the National Aeronautics... READ MORE

Dias Keeps OnPoint On Target

January 01, 2006
Dias Keeps OnPoint On Target January 1, 2006 WHO: Cliff Dias WHAT: President/CEO WHERE: OnPoint Community CU, Portland, Ore. Why was OnPoint Community CU named one of Oregon's 'most admired' companies an unprecedented five consecutive times? OnPoint Community Credit Union (formerly Portland Teachers Credit Union) is committed to providing exceptional... READ MORE

The Finer Points Of HSA Reporting

December 01, 2005
The Finer Points Of HSA Reporting December 1, 2005 By Dennis L. Zuehlke After a slow start, health savings accounts (HSAs) are taking off as more credit unions begin to offer these tax-advantaged accounts, used to pay for health care expenses. Although HSAs have been available since Jan. 1, 2004,... READ MORE

'Shy' Executive Honored For Leadership

December 01, 2005
'Shy' Executive Honored For Leadership December 1, 2005 Who: Jane Wood What: Executive vice president/chief operating officer Where: Wescom CU, Pasadena, Calif. How did you earn a 2005 Women in Business Award? A number of years ago, state legislators from the Pasadena area, Sen. Jack Scott and Assembly members Dario... READ MORE

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