Enjoying the Long Hike: The Life of an Analyst

Enjoying the Long Hike: The Life of an Analyst

Those who benefit from the work of a data analyst often see the view from the top; but the road there is long and difficult, says analyst Annalyn Hawkes. She offers advice to analysts on the efforts to reach the peak.

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Credit Unions and Transparency: Obligation or Risk?

Credit Unions and Transparency: Obligation or Risk?

CU*Answers CEO Geoff Johnson discusses a credit union’s obligation to be transparent and open with its members, along with the benefits and concerns that might follow that transparency.

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Mount Stupid and the Valley of Despair

Mount Stupid and the Valley of Despair

Xtend CEO Liz Winninger discusses the Gartner Hype Cycle in how it relates to business and how you can overcome the Valley of Despair.

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Restoring the Balance: Taking Personal Time in Today’s Market

Restoring the Balance: Taking Personal Time in Today’s Market

Work-life balance is a buzzword that many businesses claim to prioritize today, but actually doing so is something different altogether. Jerry Collins explains some factors that may be upsetting the balance at your credit union and how you can work to improve these.

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Are You Prepared for Succession Events?

Are You Prepared for Succession Events?

Is your organization prepared for unexpected employee departures or even expected retirements? If one of your staff left tomorrow, do you know who would take over their responsibilities? Amber Overla explains how best to prepare for known and unknown succession events.

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Five Tips to Improve Your Self-Awareness as a Leader

Five Tips to Improve Your Self-Awareness as a Leader

There are a number of traits that go into making a good leader, but Alycia Meyers argues that self-awareness is one of the most essential skills, and she relays a few tips on how to improve yours.

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We Plan to Change

We Plan to Change

As Bob Anderson notes, change is inevitable. It’s how your organization chooses to plan for and respond to change that will determine its outcome. What steps has your credit union taken to prepare for changes in leadership, policy, and the market?

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Executive Leadership: The Power of the Pause

Executive Leadership: The Power of the Pause

Continuing her series on executive leadership, Alycia Meyers conveys the importance of stepping back and taking time to reflect and think before acting.

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How to Build a Happy Workforce

How to Build a Happy Workforce

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution to making your employees happy, Amber Overla provides some great places to start along with a few ways to show your staff they’re appreciated.

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Building and Maintaining a Strong Team

Building and Maintaining a Strong Team

Creating a well-rounded and supportive team requires more than a few ice breakers and trust-building exercises. Laura Welch-Vilker dives into the consistent effort and tactics that go into building and maintaining a team.

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