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Pam Finch

From Auditor to Advocate

Her CU mission is bring strategy and finance together.
October 8, 2013
Her CU mission is bring strategy and finance together.
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Do You Play to Win or to Avoid Losing?

Change your game plan and practice these four disciplines.
August 28, 2013
The real enemy of executing our priorities is our day jobs—the whirlwind of activities we do to keep things running day-to-day.
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Plot a Course to Success

Strategic planning requires keen insight and a focus on members’ needs.
June 8, 2013
'There’s no ‘I’ in strategy; it’s a team effort.'
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Strategic Planning  During Uncertain Times

Consumer confidence is still fragile, and the economic outlook changes daily.
December 1, 2011
Strategic planning is even more challenging during uncertain times.
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Six Insights That Might Keep You Up at Night

CUNA's E-Scan report is full of insights, revelations, and snarly comments.
November 19, 2010
CUNA's E-Scan report is full of insights, revelations, and snarly comments.
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The Age of Agility

To survive and thrive, CUs must capture business opportunities before competitors do.
July 1, 2010
To survive and thrive, CUs must capture business opportunities before competitors do.
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10 Trends for Strategic Planning

June 30, 2010
Few credit unions have come through the recession unscathed. Some have been hit harder than others. For most, just surviving the Great Recession has been a major accomplishment. But we're not out of the woods yet.
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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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