Category Archives: Blog

Preventing Day-to-Day Disasters In the Boardroom and Executive Suite

Disasters are more preventable when the right questions are asked by the right people at the right time. Most of us have heard stories about boards dismissed due to mismanagement and CEOs being asked to leave because of mistakes that … Continue reading

Bullying or Be Humble and Kind

Last Tuesday I was driving to the airport to have lunch with two of my sons when this Tim McGraw song called Humble and Kind came on the radio. Normally I play music in the background, but I was compelled … Continue reading

Game Changer Competencies Make Progressive Boards

Boards across the industry realize that the levels of engagement and competencies of the past will not satisfy the future needs of the organization.  The change they are seeking will not be satisfied with just a new assessment, tool, or … Continue reading

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