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Performing '55 Intentional Acts of Kindness' Requires a True Team Effort

Complex Community CU makes its presence felt on ICU Day.
February 1, 2014
Complex Community CU makes its presence felt on ICU Day.
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Latino CU Visionary Leaves Legacy

‘Hispanics need CUs as much as CUs need Hispanics.’
April 26, 2013
Warren Morrow, like many of us, came upon credit unions unintentionally.
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Passionate About Community

Success comes from forging relationships with members and local communities.
February 3, 2012
The 2011 winners of CUNA’s Community CU of the Year Award have relied on dedication to CU values and community involvement for their success.
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 CU Donations Feed Thousands

 ‘Make your impression count in a positive way.’
February 1, 2012
Insights from Noelle Fischer-Herbert, vice president, corporate development, Pacific Service CU, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Local Focus Pays Off for Arizona CU

 ‘For every $100 spent at a local business, nearly $75 stays in the community.’
January 13, 2012
Paul Stull, SVP, strategy and brand at Arizona State CU in Phoenix, says success comes from local roots.
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‘Look at the Big Picture’

The 2012 Herb Wegner Award winner shares the secrets to his success.
December 4, 2011
Tom Dorety, president/CEO at Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Tampa, Fla., stands by his principles.
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Spotlight: Rick Wieczorek

CUs can be ‘a far larger part of the financial industry landscape.’
May 17, 2011
Rick Wieczorek, president/CEO, Mid-Atlantic FCU, says CU leaders need to "aggressively listen" to members and employees.
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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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