Articles by Libby Vertz

‘Lost Generation’ Faces New Obstacles

Many young adults face poor job prospects, high student debt levels.
CUs can reach young adults by emphasizing their strengths: Financial stability and reasonable rates and fees.
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Dashboards Keep Boards Focused

The newest technology in the financial industry will reach CUs soon.
The use of online dashboards as management information systems by financial institution board members and executives is increasing.
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Passionate About Community

Success comes from forging relationships with members and local communities.
The 2011 winners of CUNA’s Community CU of the Year Award have relied on dedication to CU values and community involvement for their success.
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America Gets a Makeover

Demographic shifts are transforming the U.S., requiring CUs to connect with a more diverse populace.
While the U.S. established its reputation as a melting pot centuries ago, the nation is more diverse today than ever before.
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CUs Boast Low Turnover Rates

But that's no reason to be complacent, new CUNA survey says.
CUs should monitor staffing to see not only why employees are leaving, but also why they’re staying.
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Disrupting the Status Quo

Disrupters take different paths to success.
Going against the grain in business can pay off in a big way.
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Think Outside the Cube

Filene think-tank participant offers insights on innovation.
Innovation requires the willingness to look at things differently and to learn from failure, says Local Government FCU's Michael Spink.
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Social Media’s Role in Crisis Management

CU staff must use new technology intelligently to survive in today’s crisis-ridden ‘reputation economy.’
Your CU’s reputation isn’t determined only by information you “push” to members. It also depends on their reactions.
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‘Focus on Members’

Wegner Award winner looks to his roots.
William Eckhardt, president/CEO of Alaska USA FCU, is one of two winners of the 2012 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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Interim CEOs Are Key to Succession Plans

Plans should establish roles and responsibilities for temporary leaders.
Few components to successful CEO succession are more important than selecting an interim CEO.
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