Items Tagged with 'cheney'


Cheney: ‘We’ve Energized the Movement’

CUNA leader reflects on the strength of CUNA and the CU movement.
April 15, 2014
‘Keep your eye on Washington, but keep your ear on CUs all around the country.’
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'Never Been More Optimistic'

Bill Cheney welcomes more than 4,400 attendees to the GAC.
February 24, 2014
Cheney welcomes more than 4,400 attendees to the GAC.
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GAC 2014

Welcome to CUNA’s 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference

Thousands of leaders assemble behind a single cause and to Unite for Good.
February 13, 2014
‘The movement owes its momentum to the combined voices of leaders like you.’
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Don't Tax My CU

Online ‘Don’t Tax My CU’ Rally to be Held Today

Event will be hosted by journalist Paul Barry.
October 2, 2013
Members nationwide will show support for CUs.
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America's Credit Union Conference

Scenes from Monday at the ACUC

Author Malcolm Gladwell highlights the second day of the conference.
July 2, 2013
The annual event runs through Wednesday in New York.
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America's Credit Union Conference

Cheney, Mellin Kick Off 2013 ACUC

Event runs through Wednesday in New York City.
July 1, 2013
More than 1,200 attendees gather for innovative leadership sessions.
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Welcome to New York!

CUNA President/CEO encourages participation in Unite for Good.
June 24, 2013
Learn more about Unite for Good during the America's CU Conference.
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The THINK Conference

Unite for Good

Follow seven steps to enhance service excellence, CUNA CEO says.
May 5, 2013
Fostering service excellence might be the most difficult but the most important step, Cheney says.
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President's Perspective

Time for Action on ‘the Vision’

Our goals for a united vision are ambitious—as they should be.
April 22, 2013
Values-based service is part of our DNA—and this shift thus fits right into our wheelhouse.
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Global Women’s Leadership Network Addressed at Breakfast Event

CUs applauded for community economic development efforts.
February 28, 2013
Women CU leaders from more than 23 states around the country gathered at the National Museum of Women in the Arts during the GAC.
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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 ( 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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