Articles by Lora Bray

It's Tea Time!

Settle back, tea cup in hand, as you review this week's research.
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Our cup runneth over with information about the economy, employment, and healthcare.
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That's What Friends Are For

Mentoring arrangements benefit all involved parties.
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This week’s survey findings examine mobile banking, budget issues—and a brief about young adults moving home that may surprise you.
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There's No Place Like Home...

Know the housing trends, and be the institution that makes the difference.
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With mortgage lending there’s more at stake than a simple refinance, first home purchase, or ‘routine’ foreclosure.
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Lost in Plain Sight

Don't look in the same old places for new solutions
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Collaborate for the Common Good

Successful collaborations make our jobs easier and more rewarding.
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Common goals help CUs create efficiencies.
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Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree

Readiness for the unexpected must be a 'core' competency.
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A bird’s eye view of the international economic crisis.
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'The Gal With a Touch of Sin Walks In'

You surely got trouble if you aren’t networking.
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Networking is critical for good business relations, strong member interaction, and community involvement—no matter what the definition of “community.”
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Ready for Takeoff

The plane truth about dealing with adversity and other issues.
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Consider your disaster plan. If service is disrupted to your membership, will they ‘feel the love?
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Pickin' and Grinnin'

Every position has unpleasant tasks, but they enhance the pleasant, rewarding facets of our jobs
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This week's roundup offers some leadership nuggets and thoughts on what the sluggish economy means for members.
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Go Granny, Go!

CUs must commit themselves to perpetual adaptation to remain relevant to members.
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Health-care expenses, restricted small business financing, and other issues continue to challenge consumers.
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