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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How To Approach The CEO Search

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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Humility, Competence, and Experience

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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Regain the Sense of Wonder in the Boardroom.

Regain the Sense of Wonder in the Boardroom.

Published originally in CUInsight, 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 for dinner?” Or “Time...

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Know Your Rubber Band

Doing the Right Thing the Right Way

April 23, 2015 CBInsight 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...

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No More Pop Psychology – Professionals Need Coaches!

Is Organization Excellence Out of Reach…Still?

Published originally in CUInsight, 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...

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