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Monday's Scenes from the GAC

Tony Blair's keynote address headlines an action-packed day in D.C.
February 24, 2014
Tony Blair's keynote address headlines an action-packed day in D.C.
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Bring a Unified Message to the Hill

Members expect you to engage and educate them on the issues.
February 24, 2014
CUNA's advocacy staff discuss tax reform and share tips on member engagement.
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A United Front

New CUNA chair knows the value of political advocacy.
February 26, 2013
New CUNA chair knows the value of political advocacy.
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Support Those Who Support CUs

PAC contributions help CU friends win or hold onto their elective offices.
December 14, 2012
Money is a critical element in today’s political environment, but there’s much more to it than dollars.
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What Political Parties Can Learn From CUs

CUs have been innovative in attracting and retaining the Hispanic community.
October 31, 2012
Nation’s demographic shift will reshape U.S. politics—and financial services—far beyond the 2012 election cycle.
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Book Reviews

'Winner-Take-All Politics'

April 23, 2012
Special interests and their influence benefit the few at a cost to the common good.
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Book Review

‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’

Life in a Mumbai slum reveals how the ‘brutal capriciousness’ of daily life can undermine people's economic security.
April 8, 2012
Social and economic conditions plaguing millions are due to complexities and dynamics that too often are misunderstood.
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2012 Governmental Affairs Conference

Will You Renew the President’s Contract?

Economic metrics have improved, but they’re not where they need to be.
March 21, 2012
This has been a bizarre political year, political pundit Charlie Cook told GAC attendees.
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Book Review

'Winner-Take-All Politics'

The mix of money and politics has reached new heights.
November 17, 2011
Special interests and their influence benefit the few at a cost to the common good.
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Book Review

In This Game of Chicken, We All Lose

Report offers challenging yet pragmatic approach to fixing our nation’s financial woes.
August 7, 2011
The political debate over the nation’s debt is staggering in its ineptness and in the toxic partisanship that poisons it.
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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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