The Inside Scoop On The Chief Executive Institute

The Inside Scoop On The Chief Executive Institute

The Chief Executive Institute is an executive-level course designed to equip newly seated CEOs with practical tools for growth in a complex and ever-changing marketplace. The program utilizes The Baldridge framework to help participants create a plan for the achievement of strategic goals, improve organizational processes, and become more competitive. The intensive program spans five […]

An Inside Perspective of The Executive Leadership Program

An Inside Perspective of The Executive Leadership Program

A Conversation with One of the Program’s Current Scholars The Foundation’s Executive Leadership Program was created for the future leaders of the Credit Union Movement, providing over $20,000 of funding for scholars to complete a five-year program focused on Credit Union leadership development. During the program, scholars receive immersive instruction in organization leadership, credit union […]

A Recap of the 2018 Star Gala with the Event’s Coordinator, Diana Stoick

A Recap of the 2018 Star Gala with the Event’s Coordinator, Diana Stoick

This past October, the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation hosted the 11th Annual Star Gala at the exclusive Chateau Luxe in Phoenix, Arizona. Each year, this event allows us to recognize some of our industries finest while raising money for programs that support the long-term success of Credit Unions within their communities. Money raised from the […]

Book Review: The Culture Code

Book Review: The Culture Code

Earlier this month, I wrote about the importance of creating a Purpose Driven Culture– defined simply as having a purpose beyond profit. I believe that the Credit Union industry is a leading example on this topic, with the purpose of people helping people as the true foundation of our culture. We are a purpose driven […]

Where Will Your Next Leader Come From?

Where Will Your Next Leader Come From?

If there’s one thing that’s absolutely certain for every organization it’s this: The key to sustainability is adequately preparing the next generation of leaders. No organization can survive without competent, equipped, passionate young leaders. For the Credit Union industry to not only have a place in the future economy, but to assume its role as […]

How Leaders Can Improve Mental Health

How Leaders Can Improve Mental Health

October 10thwas Mental Health Day. The day was established in 1992 as a way to build awareness, education, and advocacy around the stigma of mental health issues. Over the last couple of decades, I think we’ve made some progress in dispelling incorrect perceptions about mental health and understanding how to promote environments that support it. […]

Purpose-Driven Organizations Have a Competitive Edge

Purpose-Driven Organizations Have a Competitive Edge

Does your organization have a purpose beyond profit? For those of us in the Credit Union Industry, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”, an answer that is apparently unique. According to a PwC research report, 79% of business leaders believe that an organization’s purpose is central to business success. And yet, 68% said that within their […]

4 Ways to Build Stronger Teams by Empowering Employees

4 Ways to Build Stronger Teams by Empowering Employees

There’s a big difference between managing and leading, and yet the terms aren’t mutually exclusive. While it’s possible to be a manager but not a leader, it’s difficult to be a leader without also being a manager, because management is largely about administration. And administrative tasks never go away, regardless of how high you climb. In […]

An Inside Peak into the Mountain West Leadership Institute

An Inside Peak into the Mountain West Leadership Institute

We’d like to introduce you to Sarah Holt, Director of Human Resources and Training for Pima Federal Credit Union in Arizona. Sarah is one of this year’s Leadership Institute Students, on track to graduate from the program this October. The Leadership Institute was created to support the growth of Credit Union leaders through an intensive yearlong program […]

The Impact of Authenticity

The Impact of Authenticity

What is authentic leadership? Authentic leaders have a deep understanding of their personal values and ethical principles, and are self-aware enough to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses. Instead of being easily pulled by impulse and trends, authentic leaders are guided by their own internal compass – a compass based on integrity, created from curious […]