Articles by Lora Bray

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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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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