Articles by Bill Merrick

Guard Against Employment Practices Liability Claims

Such claims are on the rise, risk management expert warns.
Four steps to protect your CU from litigation.
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Regulators Focus on Interest-Rate Risk

Be prepared to answer pointed questions from examiners.
Schenk: 'Aggregate CU risk profiles are low and manageable.'
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Council Corner: Risk-Based Capital

CFO says NCUA's proposal 'would have a material impact' on his CU.
CFO says NCUA's proposal 'would have a material impact' on his CU.
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Advocacy Puts Board Members on Offense

‘Don’t underestimate the influence you have.’
As unpaid volunteers, directors’ input on CU issues carries substantial weight with legislators.
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CUNA Councils’ Milestone Bodes Well for Movement

CU leader credits success to professional development.
Royal CU CEO Rudy Pereira takes career advice to heart.
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America's CU Conference

Humanize the Digital Banking Experience With ‘Storyselling’

‘The traditional banking model is ‘broken and flawed,’ Lay says.
‘It’s the real moment that sells online.’
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America's CU Conference

Simon Sinek: ‘Be the Leader You Wish You Had’

Positive leadership is like parenting, says America’s CU Conference keynoter.
Create a ‘circle of safety’ to gain employees’ trust and loyalty.
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Ten Core Values Drive Zappos

'Culture is the driver for our success.'
'Culture is the driver for our success.'
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First-Quarter Setback Won’t Derail Economy

Expect 3% economic growth for the rest of the year.
‘Consumers have paid down debt and consumer confidence is rising.’
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Build a Better Board

A variety of skills and viewpoints can give your board a fresh perspective.
CUs find new board talent by implementing term limits, leveraging board committees, and reaching out to community leaders.
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