Category Archives: Blog

It’s a Board Choice: High Performing or Not?

If you don’t choose high performance, circumstances may eventually force your hand. By Deedee Myers, Ph.D., MSC, PCC A high-performing organization is directly connected to a high-performing board. So how can you know which type of board yours has chosen … Continue reading

Know Your Rubber Band

August 3, 2015 What’s holding your board back from becoming high performing? By Deedee Myers, Ph.D. Change of any type creates tension between what is and what wants to be. Change is like the tension in a rubber band. The … Continue reading

No More Pop Psychology – Professionals Need Coaches!

Amateurs do not! August 20, 2015 by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS Professional coaching is a relatively new profession in the United States and in many other countries. The profession fulfills a need for fresh perspectives, enhanced decision making, progressive interpersonal … Continue reading

Humility, Competence, and Experience

This blog post is part of the 2015 Next Top Credit Union Executive competition originally posted August 2015. My three younger boys are in Boy Scouts. They have a plan for the scout badges they earn and how to apply those badges … Continue reading

How To Approach The CEO Search

Whether a credit union’s board of directors is looking for a turnaround or to stay the course will determine the best qualities of a candidate. A plethora a variables will determine the qualities a board wants in a credit union’s … Continue reading

Strategic Employee Reviews

Staff appraisals should be tied to the credit union’s overall strategic goals. As a leader, when you make it a goal to gain relentless feedback a new culture starts to develop, says Peter Myers, vice president of CUES Supplier member … Continue reading

Regain the Sense of Wonder in the Boardroom.

July 17, 2015 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 what’s … Continue reading

Is Organization Excellence Out of Reach…Still?

April 22, 2015 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 easy … Continue reading

Eight Common Yet Costly Assumptions Concerning CEO Succession Planning

March 27, 2015 by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS Succession planning is a current and critical initiative for many credit unions. Over 1200 CEOs will transition in the next four years. Over the past few years, I have seen various succession … Continue reading

How to Balance Your Busy Workday

February 26, 2015 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 in … Continue reading