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Charting Your Course Through 2014

Before setting goals, be sure you hear from marketing, IT, and finance.
January 2, 2014
It's important to receive feedback from your entire staff before making plans and setting goals for the coming year.
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Communication Key in Controlling Expenses

Explaining the financial implications of decisions enhances your ability to cut costs, CFOs say.
April 17, 2013
This runs counter to the stereotype of the CFO who hides in an office, emerging only to growl at co-workers who seek to spend money in unexpected ways.
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GAC 2013

Cheney: CUNA Will Staunchly Defend CUs’ Tax Status

CUNA CEO outlines CUNA’s top legislative and regulatory priorities.
February 13, 2013
CUNA CEO outlines CUNA’s top legislative and regulatory priorities.
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GAC 2013

Chatzky Writes the Book on Personal Finance

Financial editor takes a no-nonsense approach to living well and living within your means.
February 13, 2013
See how simple, straightforward financial advice applies to your CU, members, and community.
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CSS Alliance Delivers College Planning Advice

Financing a higher education has become a difficult process for many families.
February 18, 2011
To help CU members through the college financing process, CUNA Strategic Services and its strategic alliance provider, Fynanz Inc., will bring college planning information to CUNA’s member education products.
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WOCCU Turns 40

International CU association celebrates four decades of development activity.
November 10, 2010
WOCCU evolved from CUNA's World Extension Department, developed in the 1950s to attack usury on a global scale.
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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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