Articles by Lora Bray

Don't Throw Tomatoes During Difficult Conversations!

How do you help members deal with sensitive financial issues?
April 9, 2012
Nearly three-fourths of retirees don’t regularly discuss their personal finances with family.
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It's Tea Time!

Settle back, tea cup in hand, as you review this week's research.
April 2, 2012
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.
April 1, 2012
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.
March 19, 2012
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
March 12, 2012

Collaborate for the Common Good

Successful collaborations make our jobs easier and more rewarding.
March 1, 2012
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.
February 20, 2012
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.
February 13, 2012
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.
February 6, 2012
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
January 30, 2012
This week's roundup offers some leadership nuggets and thoughts on what the sluggish economy means for members.
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