Monthly Archives: April 2017

Feedback is a Required Leadership Skill

Feedback is a Required Leadership Skill

“Good intent in giving input is not enough. We must back up intention with behavior that is skillful.” — Dr. Kathryn Smerek Offering quality feedback that moves individuals, teams and entire organizations forwarded toward both individual and shared goals is one of the most important leadership skills. After all, the very nature of leadership is […]

Highlights from the 2016 Foundation Impact Report

Highlights from the 2016 Foundation Impact Report

The annual Foundation Impact Report was recently released at the Mountain West Credit Union Association’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention. Since 1982, Mountain West Credit Union Foundation has been working to advance the Credit Union movement through leadership development and initiatives that support the long-term success of credit unions in their communities. Here is a […]

Are You Good at Being Confronted?

Are You Good at Being Confronted?

Usually, when we talk about confrontation, it’s from the perspective of the confronter. We focus on having the courage to confront others and how to do it effectively. We delve into strategies for communicating effectively and advocating for specific outcomes. Knowing how to confront people in a way that’s most likely to lead to a […]

Creating A Culture That Doesn’t Fear Mistakes

Creating A Culture That Doesn’t Fear Mistakes

If we want our organizations to grow and succeed, we must fill them with good people who are committed to doing their jobs with excellence. Especially in the financial industry, there are some things for which there is simply no margin for error. We know this. And yet, we also know that we’re all human […]