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...

Focusing on What’s Really Important

Strategic plans mean different things to different people. Obviously, you’ll have a great diversity of opinion at the average strategic planning table. The CEO is pulling for one thing, the CFO another and marketing for something probably entirely different. One...