Blast the CEO Interview

If you are the interviewee, how can you hit the ball out of the park in your interview for the top job? In this episode, you’ll get guidance from Deedee Myers, Ph.D., and Peter Myers. They are CEO and SVP, respectively, of DDJ Myers, Phoenix, CUESolutions provider for succession planning, executive recruitment, leadership coaching. Both Deedee and Peter have supported many CEO searches. Deedee emphasizes early in the show that the point of a first-round interview is to get the second-round interview. “It’s not to get the job, it’s to get through the gate,” she says.

 

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Women in Credit Union Leadership Positions

Gender equality is a national topic: what’s the relevance for credit unions?  Is there a glass ceiling? What’s a glass cliff? The 2018 NAFCU, DDJ Myers, and BFB Gallagher Leadership Study asked respondent executives and board members their thoughts regarding “executive advancement” in credit unions, and the results highlight contrasting views. During this podcast, DDJ Myers will share some of the results and how credit union directors and executives around the country are responding.

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CEO Readiness: More than building a resume

Readying yourself to be a CEO requires a blend of understanding strategy, organization design, and of course, culture and talent. Exemplary CEOs leverage their strengths and have a granular understanding of the impacts and the unintended consequences of their weaknesses.

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State of the Credit Union

The first-ever credit union industry-wide leadership study, which focuses on the most-relevant and most-timely leadership topics, is finally here. The NAFCU Leadership Study engages credit union leaders in robust discussions about issues and realities they face.

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CEO & Board Succession Planning: Readying for Change

Is the industry ready for the inevitable CEO and board succession? Exactly how much transition will take place in the CEO ranks? And how ready  are credit union boards to manage a succession planning conversation? During this podcast, DDJ Myers will discuss the highlights of the 2018 NAFCU, DDJ Myers, and BFB Gallagher Leadership Study and their relevance to credit unions. Hear how CEOs, executives, board chairs, and directors are reacting to the results and taking immediate action.

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A New Identity for Today’s CFO

CFOs add significant value to strategic thinking and problem-solving in the organization.

Today’s chief financial officer (CFO) is vastly different from her counterpart 25 years ago.

Whereas the latter CFO would have spent her days solely on financial statements and the bottom line, today’s CFO also has a more strategic focus.

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The Missing Elements in Strategic Planning Part 1

The ever changing industry dynamics facing boards and executive teams require a reinvigorated approach to formulating and executing the strategic plan. Volunteers and management alike are all asking for the same evolution in the dialogue: bigger picture focused, less tactical, more robust discussion, more inclusion, and clear measures of success. The missing element? The proven structure and roadmap to produce meaningful change in the strategic planning process.

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The Missing Elements in Strategic Planning Part 2

The ever changing industry dynamics facing boards and executive teams require a reinvigorated approach to formulating and executing the strategic plan. Volunteers and management alike are all asking for the same evolution in the dialogue: bigger picture focused, less tactical, more robust discussion, more inclusion, and clear measures of success. The missing element? The proven structure and roadmap to produce meaningful change in the strategic planning process.

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CEO Succession Planning

A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW
Credit unions today must embrace the reality of an upcoming wave of departing CEOs and dial in on the strategic implications of a loosely arranged succession plan versus a strategically adopted approach.

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