Articles by Lora Bray

Lost in Plain Sight

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

Collaborate for the Common Good

Successful collaborations make our jobs easier and more rewarding.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Health-care expenses, restricted small business financing, and other issues continue to challenge consumers.
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Wandering in Wonderland?

The answers we seek aren’t always obvious—nor are the questions we need to ask.
This week’s roundup examines the world economy, income inequality, the ongoing health-care debate, and other issues of the day.
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Risk Averse in a Bathing Suit

Don't let aversion to risk sink your CU.
Are your practices “tried and true” or “tried and tired?”
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Water, Water Everywhere

How is a flood of retirement issues and the changing American family affecting your members?
Focus on communication, collaboration, and mutual understanding to meet members’ needs.
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