Success Through A Woman’s Lens

Embrace Your Gifts

For Deedee Myers, Ph.D., CEO of CUESolutions provider DDJ Myers Ltd., Phoenix, success centers on feeling “at home in her skin” with work and the people involved. It’s embracing and sharing her values, gifts and talents. If success were an equation, hers would be:

gifts/talents + values + beliefs + people + environment =
the right work

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Strategic Workforce Analysis in the COVID-19 Era

Credit unions are faced with a new burning platform regarding their workforce. As our offices and branches re-open, how do we effectively understand what makes a successful long-term remote worker, a hybrid worker, or full-time onsite worker? Or, when and how do worker rotation make sense? What kind of leadership behaviors are needed to manage a diverse workforce in multiple locations?

In this webinar, we’ll address the key considerations CEOs and CHROs need to decide how to best leverage a strategic workforce in this new way of doing business. Learn a practical application of assessing, designing, creating, and integrating a strategic workforce while staying true to your vision, mission, values, and priorities. Learn five key buckets to start with, in order to refocus your workforce strategy in processes, roles, responsibilities, employee engagement, and culture.

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The CU Leadership Guide in a Pandemic World

Deedee Myers, Phd  – CEO of DDJ Myers is a featured author in:
Practical, Expert Guidance on Leadership, Human Resources, Financial Management, Lending, Cybersecurity, Marketing & Business Lending

The #1 impact is about people, how we see each other in this new way of life. I see an increase in capacity for empathy and compassion plus an expectation of self-accountability to fulfill your commitments with mastery. Revisit and refresh your succession process and plan and no longer hesitate to develop the right people or start a search to find the best of the best. We are assessing the impact on search timelines and encouraging clients to start sooner because the impact of an executive moving in the next few months may be a challenge. Boards will need a larger viable pool of CEO candidates in case of candidates withdrawing from the process. I have been saying for years that boards and CEOs need a strong partnership and both parties need to be masterful in vision, strategy, and execution. There is no more time to further compromise in this relationship. Credit unions are embracing innovation and technology in unprecedented ways. Over the past several years, many organizations have talked about being innovative, agile, and flexible and now it is a mandate. Boards that have resisted virtual meetings now do not have that choice. Organizations that procrastinated on a remote work practice are now scheduling rotations of employees at home and social distancing in the workplace. Impressive is the readiness of most credit unions with up to date pandemic policies. Teams are increasing, overnight, competency in fast-tracking membership acceptance of digital banking.

Deedee Myers, CEO, DDJ Myers, Ltd.

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Six Mistakes Credit Unions Make When Recruiting Female Directors

… and how to avoid them.

Women make up the lion’s share—or should we say “lioness’s share”?—of membership at U.S. credit unions, but their representation on credit union boards is sorely lagging.

Recruiting more women to fill board positions is not just a matter of checking off a box. It needs to be done well, avoiding mistakes that could lead to tokenism rather than a good-faith effort to find the most qualified women who can contribute to good governance.

By being aware of some of the following mistakes, credit unions can take steps to avoid them.

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Leading During Crisis – Communication and Culture from a Distance

Just when you thought you knew everything you needed to know about collaboration, communication, and culture…and then you didn’t. The current COVID-19 crisis is changing our lives and “workplaces” dramatically, and daily. With it comes new challenges, obstacles, and stress. How do you keep your business afloat and your members happy in this disordered world? More than ever, your people are your most important assets. Helping them work through distance, distress, and disarray is a leader’s top job today.

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