Career Failure: Repeat Offenders or Singular Episodic Event?

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 might include:...

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Yes is the Same as No!

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 the two major...

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

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 to be? A high...

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Know Your Rubber Band

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 way your board operates today is familiar, and...

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No More Pop Psychology – Professionals Need Coaches!

No More Pop Psychology – Professionals Need Coaches!

Published: August 20, 2015 CUInsight by DEEDEE MYERS, DDJ MYERS Amateurs do not! 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,...

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Humility, Competence, and Experience

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 in daily life. Recently, they learned...

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How To Approach The CEO Search

How To Approach The CEO Search

Posted August 10, 2015 on CUInsight BY MARC RAPPORT  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...

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Strategic Employee Reviews

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 and strategic partner DDJ Myers,...

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Make Sure Your Board Agenda is Heading in the Right Direction

Make Sure Your Board Agenda is Heading in the Right Direction

July 27, 2015 CBInsight 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 for dinner?” Or “Time flew in this meeting – the...

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