Articles by Lora Bray

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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Wandering in Wonderland?

The answers we seek aren’t always obvious—nor are the questions we need to ask.
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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.
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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?
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Focus on communication, collaboration, and mutual understanding to meet members’ needs.
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Shall We Dance?

Forging member relationships with a personal touch isn't always a cakewalk
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How will you keep foreclosures, delinquencies, and a poor job outlook from doing a number on your CU?
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