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 […]

An Insightful Conversation with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Western CUNA Management School

An Insightful Conversation with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Western CUNA Management School

Western CUNA Management School is a highly concentrated academic training that occurs over three yearly two-week terms. The program’s central focus is on effectively preparing promising leaders for tomorrow’s challenges and provide them with the tools they need to pursue their passion for serving members. Packed with exercises that promote the organization of ideas and collaborative problem […]

Mistakes Are Unavoidable

Mistakes Are Unavoidable

So, we might as well use them to create opportunities. A couple of years ago, researchers at Deloitte surveyed professionals from 1,300 organizations and 120 countries with the intention of gaining a more comprehensive understanding of stress at work. A whopping 82% of the 23,000 people surveyed said the top cause of stress at work was […]

The Center for Credit Union Leadership’s Mentor Program was Created for Leaders Like You

The Center for Credit Union Leadership’s Mentor Program was Created for Leaders Like You

“People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.” – Dr. Samuel Johnson It should go without saying that leadership development cannot happen without ongoing feedback – specifically, feedback about one’s actions and behaviors and the impact those actions and behaviors are having, or are likely to have, on others. Because leadership […]

Could You Be Self-Sabotaging Your Leadership Potential?

Could You Be Self-Sabotaging Your Leadership Potential?

Behavior patterns are a funny thing – they are probably largely responsible for your current successes while simultaneously blocking your full potential. Here’s a very loose interpretation of how this might work: You receive a long-awaited promotion and bring all the knowledge and expertise you’ve gained over the years to your new role. You also […]

Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

Canvas Credit Union (formerly Public Service Credit Union) was awarded the Foundation’s Leadership in Action Grant earlier this year, affording them the opportunity to create a program they’ve titled Leading with Purpose. At its core, the program seeks to help employees connect their work to the unique intrinsic drivers that motivate them to achieve more and be […]

Leadership Requires Principled Flexibility

Leadership Requires Principled Flexibility

Principled leaders are powerful.They possess confidence, clarity, and a deep commitment to their values. But, if they lack flexibility – the ability to adapt, change, and bend without breaking – principled leadership becomes ridged, self-righteous, and even hypocritical. The more ridged a leader becomes, the more they resist vulnerability and are unwilling to take an […]

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 […]