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Fearless Leading

Leadership lessons from Sir Ernest Shackleton.
February 24, 2014
The days of ‘command and control’ style of leadership are over.
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Four Must-Have Job Skills for 2013

Employers will remain cautious about the workforce this year, forcing employees to step up their game.
January 19, 2013
Clear communications, personal branding, flexibility and productivity are key skills.
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The Six Must-Have Skills for Compliance Officers

CUs must buy, build or partner to meet regulatory compliance needs.
November 18, 2012
'The role of the compliance officer is changing and finding staff with the right skills is a higher priority than ever before.'
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Advice for Tomorrow’s Leaders  

Cultivate good interpersonal skills, and know the right questions to ask.
July 1, 2012
The path to excellent leadership often includes some form of executive training. Among the options for training is CUNA Management School.
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Multitasking Employees

Recession-induced cost-cutting has resulted in leaner staffs and 'universal' employees.
April 1, 2012
The Great Recession left indelible marks on nearly all aspects of CU operations—and staff.
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Six Jobs You Won't Recognize in 10 Years

As CUs evolve, so must staff.
April 1, 2012
The evolution in CU jobs is driven by a host of factors, including technology, member preferences, costs, and competition.
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Play Every Day

Tips on how to take leadership to the next level.
August 4, 2011
Asking Ron Burniske how he keeps his leadership skills sharp is like asking how baseball players keep their hitting skills sharp.
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Taking Leadership to the Next Level

Don’t check out or rest on your laurels.
August 1, 2011
Learning to lead isn't a finite process, say credit union CEOs. It's a lifelong quest.
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What Skills Will IT Staff Need Most in the Future?

Technologists need a blend of hard and soft skills to climb the corporate ladder.
September 20, 2010
Learning and knowing Web development tools, HTML, and Javascript will help IT staff and their CUs succeed.
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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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