Articles by Lora Bray

How Does Your Garden Grow?

CUs invest in members to sow the seeds of success.
Meeting members’ needs is like gardening: Each requires nurturing, patience, and persistence.
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Monitor Risks as Employees Use Social Media

Your policies should inform employees that they’re responsible for the content they post on social media sites.
Fewer than 30% of large organizations will block employee access to social media sites by 2014, according to Gartner. That’s compared with 50% just two years ago.
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In the Deep Freeze

Icy news still pervades the unemployment front.
Also chilling is research regarding consumers’ spending and savings habits.
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It's Not Confusing; It's Confucius!

‘Reviewing what you have learned and learning anew, you are fit to be a teacher.’
What can we learn from past mistakes in the mortgage arena?
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A Bridge Too Far

Dental miscue reveals risks of multi-tasking.
Wise information management will lead to a clean bill of health.
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The Guest in the Garage

Fresh solutions come from approaching business issues with a knowledge and understanding of the facts.
Finding answers to our problems may take time, trial, and error, but performing due diligence is a great start.
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Don't Throw Tomatoes During Difficult Conversations!

How do you help members deal with sensitive financial issues?
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.
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.
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.
With mortgage lending there’s more at stake than a simple refinance, first home purchase, or ‘routine’ foreclosure.
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