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Check Out CUNA's May Educational Offerings

April 01, 2006
Check Out CUNA's May Educational Offerings April 1, 2006 Marketing Management School: Update, takes place simultaneously with Parts I and II, May 7-12 in San Diego. The update looks into topics suchas serving members of modest means, choosing an ad agency, conducting focus groups, e-service, word-of-mouthmarketing, and more. Part I... READ MORE

Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath

March 01, 2006
Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath March 1, 2006 By Bill Merrick 'At first light, the devastation is greater than our worst fears. It's just totally overwhelming,' Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, board member at La Capitol Federal Credit Union, Baton Rouge, La., told The New York Times (Aug. 30) during Hurricane... READ MORE

Don't Let E-Mail Steal Your Time: Six Tips

March 01, 2006
Don't Let E-Mail Steal Your Time: Six Tips March 1, 2006 E-mail can rob employees of two work hours each day, according to 'Total Workday Control Using Microsoft® Outlook: The Eight Best Practices of Task and E-mail Management,' by Michael Linenberger. Spending eight hours to learn a new way to... READ MORE

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

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