Category Archives: Blog

Empty Your Cup: Time To Unlearn Entrenched Habits

March 25, 2016 Posted on CBInsight and CUInsight by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ Myers   I have to pause and brag a bit because I am so amazed at what the younger generation does to advance its leadership skills. Our household … Continue reading

Beyond Basic Succession Planning

Posted on CUES Website February 2016 – Vol: 39 No. 2 by Laura Lynch How credit unions can find the right people at the right time                   Many boards undergo CEO succession … Continue reading

Strategy or Agility: What Comes First?

February 23, 2016 Posted on CUInsight by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS Confusing levels of strategic leadership were the focus of a post last fall, during a key season for strategic planning. Last week, strategic agility was the focus of speeches … Continue reading

There’s No Second “1st” Place

Published: January 28, 2016 CUInsight by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS Once the baton is dropped in the leadership race . . . your credit union is at risk. Strategic Succession Planning is a critical step to serving that purpose and … Continue reading

Drive Sustainable High Performance Through Agility

December 3, 2015 CUInsight by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS The cornerstone of competitive advantage and performance is the design of an organization. No matter how incisive and cunning your strategic plan is, an organization’s ability to reach its potential is … Continue reading

Culture of Engagement: Beyond Employee Satisfaction

This blog post is part of the 2015 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted November 05 2015. By: Deedee Myers A few years ago I wrote a scholarly paper on culture. The intent of the research was to define culture as how … Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Remote Work

This blog post is part of the 2015 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted November 2, 2015. By: Deedee Myers Remote working is an ideal way to be sure you are hiring the best possible talent, recruiting talent from competitors, reducing relocation … Continue reading

CONFUSING LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP: What Really Is Strategic Leadership?

Published: October 26, 2015 CUInsight by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS The strategic planning cycle is in full swing this fall, which has me thinking about what makes strategic planning successful and what is missing when the process and outcome feel … Continue reading

Career Failure: Repeat Offenders or Singular Episodic Event?

This blog post is part of the 2015 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted September 25, 2015.By: Deedee Myers Career failure has many twists and turns that can cause each of us to go into a deep reflective space. Questions you ask … Continue reading

Yes is the Same as No!

This blog post is part of the 2015 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted September 17, 2015. By: Deedee Myers You Do Have a Choice in Work-Life Balance Work-life conflicts are present for many of us as we move through life in … Continue reading