Author Archives: Kristen Olson

The Value, or Cost, of an Entrenched Board

October 3, 2016 by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS First Published by CUInsight.com Long-serving board members have a perspective from their service through many years, and perhaps decades, to an organization to which they volunteered with passion and commitment. I listen … Continue reading

Overcoming Failure in Your Career A Model for Acknowledging and Moving Forward

This blog post is part of the 2016 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted October 14, 2016. Failure is such a big word and has multiple underpinnings. Stigma, shame, fault, hopeless, disconnection, blame, financial worries, relationship breakdowns, loss of hope, … Continue reading

The Mentee Carries the Responsibility of Success

This blog post is part of the 2016 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted October 12, 2016. Being in a relationship with a mentor is an honor and encourages feelings of gratitude and appreciation. The mentee has the responsibility of … Continue reading

How to Make Your Work Place More Desirable

This blog post is part of the 2016 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted October 10, 2016. Going to work five days a week is a major commitment of time and energy. From the first moment you roll out of … Continue reading

To Compel Others to Follow Your Leadership, First Be Compelling

This blog post is part of the 2016 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted September 14, 2016. Everyone has the potential and capacity to be leaders in all their roles in life: at home, in the community, and at work. … Continue reading

What it Means to Have a Millennial as CEO

This blog post is part of the 2016 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted August 30, 2016. Over the past several months I have had the privilege to work with several people who are in the millennial generation who are … Continue reading

Are You Willing to Step Aside?

August 24, 2016 by DEEDEE MYERS First published by CUInsight.com Does the threat of not being reelected discourage incumbents from shirking their duties to be a high-performing board member or engaging in empire building with other board members and the … Continue reading

Beyond SMART – Ensuring Your Projects are Relevant and Sustainable

This blog post is part of the 2016 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted August 05, 2016. Conducting the coaching calls with the Top 15 NTCUE applicants has been both a rewarding and an inspiring experience. Each one came to … Continue reading

Best Board Member Behavior: 15 Common Sense Pieces of Low Hanging Fruit

July 20, 2016 by DEEDEE MYERS First published by CUInsight.com Recently I had the honor of facilitating a group conversation for 80 board members.  The topic was how to be seen as an engaged, committed, and high-performing board member.  The … Continue reading

Make Sure Your Board Agenda is Heading in the Right Direction

July 27, 2015 CBInsight by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS What is your energy level at the end of a board meeting? What are the unspoken comments inside your head as the meeting adjourns? Are they “Glad this is done and … Continue reading