Category Archives: Blog

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

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

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

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