Plan Ownership is Key

  Okay, great. So you’ve had a strategic planning session. Everyone sat around a big table, talked a lot, shared ideas, got down in the weeds about controversial topics and maybe even worked with an outside moderator. You’ve got your plan, printed in full...

Caught Doing Something Good

  Written by Colleen Cormier, Account Executive for Credit Union Strategies When my son was in Kindergarten, he sometimes came home with a little badge stuck to his shirt that said “Caught Doing Something Good.” The bottom of the badge had a place for the teacher...

Strategic Planning as Bridge Building

    At your credit union strategic planning session, you (hopefully) have a diversity of opinions around the table. Diversity in this case means a good cross-representation of your organization’s staff. Obviously, this means key players like the board of...

Become the Manager Others Want You to be

I know. It sounds a little odd to to hear someone say you should become the manager other people want you to be. Isn’t that the exact opposite of what being in charge entails? The answer is no. Unless, of course, you’re more interested in managing than leading. Peter...