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CU Hero: John Herrera

September 01, 2008
CU Hero: John Herrera September 1, 2008 Not long ago, Hispanics in Durham, N.C., were locked out of the mainstream financial system. The language barrier made it impossible for them to set up accounts at local English-only-speaking banks. And by keeping their hard-earned money in cash, they became prime targets... READ MORE

Farber: Don't Be a Leadership 'Poser'

August 01, 2008
Farber: Don't Be a Leadership 'Poser' August 1, 2008 By Bill Merrick Have you "shifted a paradigm" lately? "Empowered" someone, perhaps? If you've tossed around such chestnuts without changing your actions, you're a leadership poser—someone who wears the "leader" label without truly being one. Shame on you. So said Steve... READ MORE

Podcast: Are you a 'Pooper' or a 'Scooper?'

July 01, 2008
Podcast: Are you a 'Pooper' or a 'Scooper?' July 1, 2008 "Dog poop" is a metaphor for all of the workplace problems people ignore, says author Kirk Weisler. He says too many employees and managers simply ignore or complain about problems such as broken relationships, toxic personalities, and outdated technology—hoping... READ MORE

CU Hero: The Winner Is ...

June 01, 2008
CU Hero: The Winner Is ... June 1, 2008 Lynda Milton, CEO of $5.4 million asset Houston Teamsters Federal Credit Union , is Credit Union Magazine's 2008 CU Hero of the Year. She'll receive her award at (and complimentary registration to) the America's Credit Union Conference June 29 to July... READ MORE

Review CUNA's 2007 Annual Report

June 01, 2008
Review CUNA's 2007 Annual Report June 1, 2008 Paramount objectives for the Credit Union National Association ( CUNA ) during 2007 were growth and member involvement—most notably as part of CUNA's expanded financial literacy programs, says Tom Dorety, CUNA chairman and CEO of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Tampa, Fla.... READ MORE

Teamwork: Are You 'In' or 'Out'?

May 01, 2008
Teamwork: Are You 'In' or 'Out'? May 1, 2008 By Bonnie Mattick A recent article in the CUNA Human Resource/Training & Development Council newsletter praised the benefits of using the team-building concepts from the book, "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team," by Patrick Lencioni. The article was titled " Building... READ MORE

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

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