5 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

5 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

Gone are the days when “leader” generally meant a guy in a grey suit with a briefcase. These days a leader might be a jeans and tennis shoe wearing 20 something at the helm of a start-up, or the next turtleneck wearing, barefoot Steve Jobs announcing technology that just might change the world. Leaders – […]

Inside the Executive Leadership Program

Inside the Executive Leadership Program

A Conversation with a Recent Graduate and her CEO 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 […]

Leadership Book Review

Leadership Book Review

 5 of the Best from 2017, and 3 to Add to This Year’s Wish List Spending some time engrossed in a meaty book on leadership, organizational culture, team building, productivity, and performance pretty much always sounds good to me. And yet, the demands of daily life force me to choose a precious few out of the […]

Thanks to you.

Thanks to you.

Not for credit, not for charity, but for service. What a year! I am incredibly grateful to have spent another year working alongside professionals who live out the Credit Union philosophy every day. The Foundation is important to our Movement because it promotes Credit Union leadership, education, social responsibility, and initiatives that support the long-term […]

Do You Have a Plan to Grow Your Credit Union?

Do You Have a Plan to Grow Your Credit Union?

The Chief Executive Institute is a proven program to help you reach your goals. The application deadline is January 13th. Apply now. The Chief Executive Institute, founded by The Center for Credit Union Leadership, is designed to deepen decision-making and problem-solving skills, and cultivate leaders’ ability to operate strategically within volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous […]

How Leaders are Sometimes Their Own Worst Enemies

How Leaders are Sometimes Their Own Worst Enemies

Most of us are generally all too aware of our own shortcomings. This is not a bad thing, as part of what makes a great leader is the willingness towards honest self-reflection and a consistent drive for learning and personal development. Even so, habits that undermine our own ability to lead can creep into everyday […]

Creating a High Trust Culture

Creating a High Trust Culture

And How Credit Unions Have an Advantage I recently read The Trust Factor, by Paul Zak, a fascinating read using neuroscience to help explain difficult questions such as: Why is “culture” so difficult to improve? What makes so many good employees check out? Science has shown that when a stranger demonstrates that they trust us, […]

Leading with Gratitude, pt.2

Leading with Gratitude, pt.2

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” –Andrew Carnegie As leaders, our success is directly tied to the efforts of those we lead. As such, consciously recognizing them through actions that demonstrate our gratitude is one of the most […]

Leading with Gratitude, pt.1

Leading with Gratitude, pt.1

Having spent the last two weeks interviewing recent graduates of the Leadership Institute, I was struck by a common factor in all three of the graduates I interviewed: a deep sense of gratitude for having had the opportunity to participate, and for the impact the program made in their lives. As a recent graduate of […]