Monthly Archives: August 2016

An Inside Perspective from This Year’s World Credit Union Conference

An Inside Perspective from This Year’s World Credit Union Conference

For the past few years, the Gary Plank Scholarship has allowed the Foundation to send four professionals to the World Credit Union Conference. Amongst other factors, the recipients were selected based on a demonstrated commitment to the credit union cooperative model and to further development within the international credit union system. This year’s conference was […]

Funding for Internal Credit Union Leadership Initiative is Available!

Funding for Internal Credit Union Leadership Initiative is Available!

Peer inside some of the most successful organizations and you’ll find leaders who have embraced the responsibility of setting a clear organizational vision, creating customer focus, demonstrating concrete organizational values and setting high expectations for excellence. In other words, leaders who have adopted a values-based approach. A cooperative, values-based leadership approach is at the heart […]

Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership

The word “authentic” gets thrown around a lot these days, to the point that its meaning is becoming a bit diluted. This is a shame, because when you think about it, the very idea of authenticity is quite profound. Above all else, authenticity is about having the audacity to make one’s own choices. It’s about […]

The Importance of Great Self-Leadership

The Importance of Great Self-Leadership

“Exceptional leaders distinguish themselves because of superior self-leadership.” – Daniel Goleman Is it possible to be a great leader (or even a good leader) without first becoming an accomplished self-leader? I tend to think that it’s not. Learning how to manage and motivate ourselves towards the accomplishment of worthy goals seems like a prerequisite to […]