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A Humble Retiree with a Mountain of Accomplishments

Q&A with Wegner Award-winner Tim Haegelin.
March 3, 2014
'Be truthful and genuine in everything you do.'
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NCUF to Honor Four Leaders With Wegner Awards

Four CU leaders will receive Herb Wegner Memorial Awards in 2014.
February 13, 2014
An awards dinner will be held Feb. 24 in conjunction with CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference.
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Spirit of Cooperation Led to Success

'Cooperation has always been our strength, but it requires work.'
February 6, 2014
A Q&A with retired Pennsylvania CU Association CEO Jim McCormack.
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A Shared Branching Advocate and Leader

Q&A with Wegner Award-winner Sarah Canepa Bang.
January 28, 2014
'Hire people who are smarter than you are and then trust them.'
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Leading the Big CU that Stayed Small

A Q&A with Wegner Award-winner Gary Oakland.
January 21, 2014
'We're just a small credit union that happens to have a lot of members.'
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Gary Oakland Wins Wegner Award for Lifetime Achievement

Retired BECU CEO was a visionary leader with an extraordinary commitment to the movement.
September 4, 2013
'Gary advocated for the member at every turn.'
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McCormack Wins Wegner Award for Lifetime Achievement

Pennsylvania leader lauded for long-time dedication to CU movement.
August 30, 2013
McCormack helped develop the statewide public awareness/advocacy initiative, iBelong.
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The Call for Wegner Award Nominations

The Awards are presented by the National CU Foundation.
May 18, 2013
Winners will be honored at NCUF’s annual awards dinner during next year's Governmental Affairs Conference.
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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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