Just Do It. No Excuse Leadership 

Just Do It. No Excuse Leadership 

“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda For most of us, the truth lies more in actions than in words. It doesn’t really matter what someone says if the reality of his or her actions simply don’t match up. As leaders, there is a direct link between credibility and our level of […]

Why Vision Is Vital To Success

Why Vision Is Vital To Success

Does your Credit Union have a vision that drives your strategic goals? Does everyone in the organization know what the vision is and how they fit into it? Does it inspire purpose and motivation? Jonathan Swift said it best when he stated that, “Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” Vision and strategy are […]

10 Ways To Manage Stress, Part 2

10 Ways To Manage Stress, Part 2

<–Part 1 in this series. Have a Creative Outlet. According to Health News Digest, having a creative outlet can be deeply therapeutic. Doing something that channels your inner Picasso can help you, “resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.” Increase Your Amount of Downtime. […]

10 Ways To Manage Stress, Part 1

10 Ways To Manage Stress, Part 1

How well do you manage stress? It’s no secret that stress can make us sick, particularly when we can’t cope with it well. It’s linked to several leading causes of death, including heart disease and cancer, and claims responsibility for up to 90% of all doctor visits. When we are stressed, we tend to not […]

How To Support Greater Multicultural Awareness

How To Support Greater Multicultural Awareness

The world just keeps getting smaller and smaller, doesn’t it? New technology continues to bring us closer together, making it more critical than ever to cultivate the skills necessary to navigate our culturally diverse, more connected world. We know that it’s possible to shape the culture of an organization to be accepting of individuals from […]

How to Create An Innovative Culture In Your Organization

How to Create An Innovative Culture In Your Organization

Like every other part of a successful business, organizational culture has to be continually managed, refreshed, and refocused. Organizations that manage culture the best do so deliberately – deciding what type of culture they want to encourage and developing a plan to achieve it. Creating a culture that encourages innovation can be tricky because just […]

Team Building That Actually Builds Teams

Team Building That Actually Builds Teams

If you work in an office, you’ve probably been involved in a team-building exercise a least once. Team-building exercises can be a powerful way to improve a team’s communication, problem solving or decision-making skills. They can increase the adaptability or creativity of a team, and even build trust amongst team members. So why do so […]

Five Ways To Increase Employee Engagement

Five Ways To Increase Employee Engagement

A Gallup study published last year found that only 13% of employees worldwide feel engaged at work. Not surprisingly, the study also reported that companies with the highest levels of employee engagement were also more profitable, enjoyed higher customer ratings and fewer safety incidents. So what can we do to influence higher engagement in our […]

5 Tips for Giving Feedback That Actually Gets Heard 

5 Tips for Giving Feedback That Actually Gets Heard 

A very basic requirement for effective feedback is that the recipient is listening and engaged in the conversation. Otherwise, what’s the point? However, too often, the feedback we give and receive is ineffectual at best, and completely counterproductive at worst. Of course, the effectiveness of good feedback is largely dependent on the recipient’s willingness to […]