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2014 NACUSO Annual Conference

Scenes from NACUSO 2014

Speakers highlight advances in services, payment systems, and more.
April 16, 2014
Conference draws nearly 450 attendees to Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
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CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference

Be a ‘Rock Star’ Marketer

Successful marketers and business developers do three things consistently well.
March 13, 2014
‘Success today is a team sport.’
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Jason Osterhage

Intellectual Curiosity Trumps Insularity

Venturing outside your comfort zone is key to discovering new ideas.
October 9, 2013
Venturing outside your comfort zone is key to discovering new ideas.
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Employee Engagement Takes Teamwork

Action plans work best when managers and employees work together.
August 19, 2013
Ask employees five questions to generate participation, determine goals, and encourage ownership.
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Special Report: CU Reality Check 2013

Future Growth Strategy: Collaborate with Competitors

‘Competitive collaboration’ lets organizations share expertise, cost, and risk.
May 6, 2013
‘Future growth will come from crossing boundaries.’
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Inside Washington

Tough Times Are Opportunistic Times

An overwhelming tide of satisfied members can help CUs seize opportunities
April 1, 2013
Members are the best weapon against recessions, burdensome regulations, and a stalled Congress.
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Our Heritage Is One of Our Most Valuable Assets

Visits to the America’s CU Museum change people regardless of their level of CU experience.
October 1, 2012
Learning about the sacrifices of those who built the CU movement focuses people on how it should move forward.
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America's CU Conference

Gen Y Merits Different Approach From CUs

Gen Y believes in products that reflect their own values.
June 20, 2012
How do you make inroads with young consumers? Give them something they can believe in.
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America's CU Conference

Small CU Roundtable Meets at ACUC

Group discusses compliance burden and the importance of collaboration.
June 18, 2012
Small CU professionals kick off the 2012 America’s Credit Union Conference Sunday afternoon.
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Small CU Roundtable Addresses ‘Big Picture’ Concerns

Top issues included collaboration, regulation, and corporate stabilization.
February 28, 2011
Small CUs discussed collaboration, regulation, and corporate stabilization, among other topics, during Sunday's Small CU Roundtable.
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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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