Call Federal, 60 Years Young and Still Run with Passion
Chip Filson shares the story of how one credit union started over sixty years ago, and why the credit unions has stuck firm to its goal of providing “passionately local banking.”
Transparency: the Co-op Leader’s Advantage
Transparency is an essential element of good leadership, argues Chip Filson. But how do CEOs achieve such openness and how can a CEO evaluate their success?
Geoff Johnson: Goals, Changes, and Lessons Learned During His First Year As CEO of CU*Answers
At the end of his first year as CEO of CU*Answers, CUSO Magazine sat down with Geoff Johnson to discuss his favorite moments, lessons learned, and plans for the coming year.
Cooperative Design’s Two Unmatchable Advantages
In the financial forest, Chip Filson discusses the two elements that have led to the successful growth of the credit union system: ownership and relationship.
How Are Credit Unions Different from Banks? Three Powerful Words
Chip Filson sums up the credit union difference in three words and remarks on how living up to those three words should be the mission of each credit union.
Can Elections Indicate an Organization’s Relevance for its Members?
Chip Filson analyzes the overwhelming and enthusiastic response to cooperative Inclusiv’s board member election and calls on credit unions to reflect on their own elections and how they might create more interest.
Warren Buffet’s Wisdom for Coops
Chip Filson contemplates how Warren Buffet’s wisdom offers a new perspective on the credit union industry.
Executives on Leadership: The Power of Ownership
Continuing her series on executive leadership, Alycia Meyers shares insight on how to inspire the power of ownership within your employees and members alike.
New CU*Answers CEO Geoff Johnson Shares His Optimism for the Credit Union Industry
As he prepared to step into his new role as CEO of CU*Answers, Geoff Johnson sat down with the CUSO Magazine team to discuss the paths that led him here, his thoughts on the industry, and what he envisions for CU*Answers in the coming years.
Randy Karnes Reflects on Twenty-Seven Years of the Cooperative Difference
CU*Answers’ Randy Karnes sits down with CUSO Magazine to reflect on his time as CEO of the cooperative CUSO, what’s next for him, and his thoughts on what’s to come for the organization and credit union industry.