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Survive the Economic Apocalypse: Eight Steps

May 01, 2008
Survive the Economic Apocalypse: Eight Steps May 1, 2008 Signs of the economic apocalypse lurk everywhere: the recent subprime meltdown, low consumer confidence, rising energy prices, rising unemployment, and so on. The question, says Rob Slee, is what are you doing about this? "As a manager, you know things are... 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

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

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

Bankruptcy Prevention by Committee

March 01, 2008
Bankruptcy Prevention by Committee March 1, 2008 For nearly 20 years, a group of Michigan credit unions has banded together to put on a free workshop each year to educate members about alternatives to bankruptcy, how to prevent mortgage foreclosure, and other matters, says Fran Gibelyou, branch manager for Family... READ MORE

Videos: Creative Collaboration

March 01, 2008
Videos: Creative Collaboration March 1, 2008 Partnering with Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative has given Brewery Credit Union in Milwaukee access to the co-op's 13,000 members, says Jim Schrimpf , CEO of the $30 million asset community development credit union. It also gives Outpost members the convenience of an in-store branch,... READ MORE

Be a Financial Literacy Champion

March 01, 2008
Be a Financial Literacy Champion March 1, 2008 The U.S. credit union movement is at a crossroads. For most of its more than 80 years of existence, the movement has grown steadily. But in recent decades growth has slowed, and many signs suggest the decline will continue unless the movement... READ MORE

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