Articles by Adam Mertz
Action plans work best when managers and employees work together.
August 19, 2013
Ask employees five questions to generate participation, determine goals, and encourage ownership.Read More
‘Values-based opposition’ improves your CU’s chance of making better decisions.
August 19, 2013
Directors should constructively challenge conventional thinking, investigate additional options, and combat hubris and the tug of short-term emotions.Read More
View time as a ‘wheel’ and determine how many sections to devote to each aspect of life.
August 18, 2013
‘It’s about picking and choosing, depending on the stage of life you’re in.’Read More
CU traces top workplace honor to staff-suggested improvements.
August 5, 2013
To improve internal communications, CEO Bob Fisher hired a PR specialist and created a video studio that produces regular updates.Read More
Employee-friendly policies foster staff loyalty and improve productivity.
July 11, 2013
CUs understand that a work environment built on flexibility, support, and solid benefits.Read More
Members benefit from linking all of their credit and debit accounts under one rewards umbrella.
June 28, 2013
‘Explain not just what to do but what the possibilities are.’Read More
Putting others first—within limits—is an undervalued recipe for business success.
June 25, 2013
Wharton School of Business professor Adam Grant examines why some altruistic individuals rise to the top—while others become doormats.Read More
America's CU Conference keynoter continues to spark debate with analyses of social phenomenon.
June 23, 2013
Controversial author's book probes the mysterious forces behind social trends, ideas, and epidemics.Read More
Lake Michigan CU signs HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse as a celebrity spokesman.
June 19, 2013
‘We’re big into mortgages and Carter’s big into homes.’Read More
The company’s culture and philosophy come to life in one man’s semi-fictional odyssey as a performer in training.
June 14, 2013
There’s no single formula for creative success—each of us must unlock the power of our imagination in our own way.Read More