Author Archives: Kristen Olson

Doing the Right Thing the Right Way

April 23, 2015 CBInsight by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS Strategic vs. Tactical: Let’s Align Effective leadership requires a balanced attention to strategic and tactical requirements and outcomes. Strategy and tactics are two different and distinct business functions and practices. An … Continue reading

How to Find Space in Your Day

March 4, 2015 CBInsight by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS Space is precious! Finding space in our day is a challenge. We are booked with meetings, phone calls, reports to write, and board packets to prepare. We arrive in a hurry … Continue reading

The Moment

This blog post is part of the Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted October 24, 2014. You are ready!  Time to step more into your success as a Top Five! You are a few days away from the moment you … Continue reading

The Moment

This blog post is part of the 2015 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted October 24, 2014. By: Deedee Myers Deedee Myers is founder and CEO of DDJ Myers, Ltd. and co-founder of the Advancing Leadership Institute. For the past 20 years … Continue reading

Becoming an Exemplary Leader: A Lifelong Adventure

This blog post is part of the Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted September 22, 2014. Adventure is part of my life. I can honestly say that every day uncovers unexpected adventure. Being a mother of a large family, … Continue reading

A Perspective from the Judges

This blog post is part of the Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted August 15, 2014. The top 15 are writing their blogs this weekend, and here is a quick peek at the judges’ perspective. Some contestants say that they … Continue reading

The Communication Conversation: A New Perspective

This blog post is part of the Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted July 8, 2014. “Communication” may seem like an overused term, but it is important in almost every moment of our life at work and home. My hope … Continue reading

Choice: Taking Risks or Playing it Safe?

This blog post is part of the Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted July 2, 2014. Credit unions are prime for the next generation of leaders who move with agility, flexibility, and a strong commitment to what they care about.  … Continue reading

Sharing Your Message on Stage

This blog post is part of the 2015 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted October 31, 2013. The Next Top Credit Union Executive presentations are around the corner. I look forward to meeting all of you and hearing about your … Continue reading

A Judge’s Perspective: Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

This blog post is part of the Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted October 01, 2013. The end game is around the corner, and there is not time to reinvent yourself.  In fact, you are as ready as you are … Continue reading