Articles by Adam Mertz

Plot a Course to Success

Strategic planning requires keen insight and a focus on members’ needs.
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'There’s no ‘I’ in strategy; it’s a team effort.'
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Are Leaders Born or Made?

There is no shortage of opinions, but also no definitive answer.
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‘Some people are born leaders, but they still have to develop skills.’
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Don’t Roll the Dice on Leadership

Embrace employees’ ambitions and provide a pathway for advancement.
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Don’t force upwardly mobile employees to keep their intensions secret.
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Special Report: National CU Youth Week

First Family CU Shakes It for CU Youth Week

Staffers use Internet meme to get into the spirit.
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CU brings a little Harlem to Oklahoma.
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High School CU Branch Provides ‘Hands-On, Real-Life’ Financial Education

Student staff and members put money management principles into action.
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High school branch reflects a nationwide trend by CUs to provide teens on-site access to financial education and services.
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Collaboration Eases Compliance Burden for Wisconsin CUs

League program provides comprehensive compliance knowledge at a part-time expense.
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The concept rotates six compliance specialists employed by the League Services Corp. through 23 of the state's CUs.
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Compliance Specialist Program has ‘Truly Been a Godsend’

Wisconsin CUs lessen regulatory burden by sharing specialists.
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Program saves CUs money while providing much-needed stability.
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Extreme Makeover, CU Style

Summit CU’s ‘inspiration’ branch helps members achieve their dreams.
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While mobile services have taken off, the branch still plays an important member service role.
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