Lead with the Heart of a Twenty-Something

Lead with the Heart of a Twenty-Something

When we are young and just starting out in the world, our perspective is, of course, different than what it is later in life. Change is the inevitable reality of all of life, and our thinking, ideas, and ideologies evolve as the years roll by. Most of those changes are good and necessary, etched by […]

Invitation to Apply for the Credit Union Leader Master’s Scholarship

Invitation to Apply for the Credit Union Leader Master’s Scholarship

A few weeks ago, I wrote that “Leadership = inertia”.  Leadership is about moving forward, constantly learning, growing, clearing new ground, and charting new courses. Leaders are trailblazers, which is exactly what we need them to be. The Foundation is focused on programs that assist Credit Union leaders who want to more fully embrace their […]

Six Important Lessons in Leadership

Six Important Lessons in Leadership

Over the years, I’ve have had the privilege of working with some incredibly insightful, wise, forward-thinking leaders. When you work with people like that, you can’t help but pick up a thing or two about what makes a great leader. As I reflect on what they’ve taught me so far, there are 6 key lessons that […]

It’s That Time of Year Again!

It’s That Time of Year Again!

Please join the Denver Area Chapter of Credit Unions for the annual Chapter golf tournament benefiting the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation on July 24, 2018 at Arrowhead Golf Club, Littleton, Colorado. Last year’s event sold out quickly, so don’t wait! Register today: www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: DAC18 What could be better than a long game of golf on a gorgeous Colorado […]

Congratulations to the 2018 Gary Plank Scholars!

Congratulations to the 2018 Gary Plank Scholars!

Every year, the Foundation awards three young Credit Union professionals a $6500 Scholarship to attend the World Credit Union Conference. Named in honor of a retired Arizona League President, the Gary Plank Scholarship Program is a tremendous opportunity for Credit Union leaders to acquire valuable information and get inspired by the passion and enthusiasm for […]

Leadership Style and Substance

Leadership Style and Substance

As leaders, the substance of what we do each day – the results we produce – is important. Of course it is.A fundamental part of the leader’s job to get things done, to create change, and inspire invention. But, setting aside whatwe do and intentionally focusing on the waywe do what we do, can make […]

Why Empathy is an Important Leadership Trait

Why Empathy is an Important Leadership Trait

I believe, if we were to compare our industry with many (if not most) others, we’d find empathy to be an uncommonly consistent trait amongst Credit Union leaders.  The principle our entire movement is founded on – people helping people– infuses the very structure of our industry with a heavy dose of empathy. I also […]