Congratulations to this Year’s Gary Plank Scholars!

Congratulations to this Year’s Gary Plank Scholars!

Every year, the Foundation awards four $5000 Scholarships 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, network with Credit Union professionals from all over the world, and get inspired by […]

Scholarships are Available to Attend this Year’s World Credit Union Conference in Austria!

Scholarships are Available to Attend this Year’s World Credit Union Conference in Austria!

Every year, the Gary Plank Scholarship Program provides three $5000 scholarships for young Credit Union professionals and volunteers (35 and younger), and one Development Educator of any age, to attend the World Credit Union Conference. And, this year’s conference is in Vienna, Austria! Named in honor of retired Arizona League President, Gary Plank, the scholarship […]

The Increasing Importance of Diversity

The Increasing Importance of Diversity

Leaders who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion that goes beyond rhetoric, have a powerful strategic advantage in the marketplace. A culture that is able to integrate different lifestyles, backgrounds, and experiences results in an organization that’s able to see problems and opportunities from different angles, and create innovative solutions and strategies. A diverse […]

Overcoming Leadership Stress

Overcoming Leadership Stress

Ahhhh….. it’s good to be the boss. Well, some of the time. True leadership includes both the freedom and chains. You must be both the boss and the servant at the same time. On the one hand, you have the freedom to decide vision and direct change. On the other hand, you’re tied to everyone […]

Influencing Influence.

Influencing Influence.

  Few would dispute that leadership and influence are closely linked. But are they the same thing? And can you have one without the other? Personally, I think there is a difference between the two that’s important to understand, particularly for those of us in leadership positions who believe that being a person of influence […]