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.
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.
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.
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.
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.