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February 01, 2008
New Avenues February 1, 2008 By Derek Tynes A CEO transition can be an uncertain and anxious time for everyone. Addison Avenue FCU shares the HR plan that smoothed the ride. After weeks or months of searching, your board finally hires a new CEO. Is it time to relax? Hardly.... READ MORE

Meet C. Lin Hodges

February 01, 2008
Meet C. Lin Hodges February 1, 2008 Who: C. Lin Hodges What: President/CEO Where: Associated CU , Norcross, Ga. On Dec. 31, George Clarke stepped down as CEO of $852 million asset Associated Credit Union after 29 years with the credit union. Succeeding him is C. Lin Hodges, the institution's... READ MORE

Business Execution in 2007: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

February 01, 2008
Business Execution in 2007: The Good, Bad, and Ugly February 1, 2008 Last year saw its share of winners and losers in the realm of business execution, says Rick Lepsinger, president of New York-based OnPoint Consulting . He offers a year-end round-up of organizations whose actions ranged from "brilliant move"... READ MORE

MySpace Moves to CU Space

February 01, 2008
MySpace Moves to CU Space February 1, 2008 By Mary Mink "The Web has moved much further than the dot-org Web site. Now it's about managing your online identity on social networking sites, conversing with members on their blogs, and keeping up with what's being said about you and your... READ MORE

Seven Ways CEOs Help Top Companies Get Ahead-and Stay There

January 01, 2008
Seven Ways CEOs Help Top Companies Get Ahead-and Stay There January 1, 2008 Top-performing companies are characterized by cultures that are flexible, adaptive, participative, and innovative, and they operationalize these attributes through leader behavior and organizational structure and systems. So says Rick Lepsinger, president of New York-based OnPoint Consulting and... READ MORE

Spotlight: Richard Brandsma

January 01, 2008
Spotlight: Richard Brandsma January 1, 2008 Who: Richard C. (Rick) Brandsma What: President/CEO Where: Sound CU , Tacoma, Wash. Proactive lending and people skills pay off for Rick Brandsma, CEO of $362 million asset Sound CU, Tacoma, Wash. The credit union won CUNA Lending Council 2007 Excellence in Lending Awards... READ MORE

What's Your New Year's Resolution?

January 01, 2008
What's Your New Year's Resolution? January 1, 2008   Be Bold   We believe a New Year's resolution should be gallant and daring. No wimpy stuff for us. To that end, we resolve to uncover an innovative solution that will help low-wealth people become financially successful. This seems like a... READ MORE

Stop Using The 'B' Word

January 01, 2008
Stop Using The 'B' Word January 1, 2008 By Ken Gardner Credit unions have long distinguished themselves from banks by the service they provide their members and the innate structural differences between the two institutions. However, the public at large still associates banks and credit unions as one and the... READ MORE

Board Term Limits: Yes or No?

December 01, 2007
Board Term Limits: Yes or No? December 1, 2007 By Dianne Molvig Do board term limits rejuvenate a board by creating a periodic influx of new board members with fresh perspectives? Can term limits ensure a board remains attuned to the needs of a changing membership? Or do term limits... READ MORE

Ten Tips for Leaders

December 01, 2007
Ten Tips for Leaders December 1, 2007 "Nothing is more important than taking care of people," says Dave Weinberg, senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton , Oak Hill, Va. Problem is, no one ever says what it means to "take care of people," he adds. Weinberg shared his list at... READ MORE

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