The “B” in DEIB – Strategies for Fostering Belonging

The importance of an employee feeling like they belong cannot be overstated, as it directly impacts individual and organizational outcomes. An employee’s race, religion, sexual identity, gender, and age must be taken into consideration if a credit union seeks to create a culture of belonging. This strong sense of belonging contributes significantly to employee well-being,…

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Fragility and Resiliency – Vital Attributes of Leadership

Often, leaders see decisiveness and strength as the primary characteristics of leadership. The reality is that leadership is more complicated and nuanced than these two attributes. Among the many qualities leaders need, fragility and resilience emerge as essential and distinct yet interconnected. In today’s ever-evolving, ever-disrupting landscape of challenges, a leader must navigate uncertainty, adapt…

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19 Ways an Executive Coach Has Your Back

Executives often live in an isolated world and find themselves, at times, feeling inadequate (imposter syndrome) or unsure of their ability to trust their staff, peers, or bosses. Executive coaching offers a customized approach to help leaders manage the loneliness and anxiety of their role by helping them enhance their skills, overcome challenges, and achieve…

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Five Steps to Creating a Digital Culture

When asked “In the past year, which method did you use most often to manage your bank account(s)?” consumers responded as follows: Mobile (apps on smartphone or tablet) – 45% Internet/Online (Laptop or PC) – 27% Branches – 14% (Oct 31, 2022 – American Bankers Association) This statistic says a lot! Mobile utilization is the preferred method…

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Curing Procrastination – “Eat the Crust First”

Procrastination is a common challenge that affects people at all levels of leadership. Overcoming procrastination is crucial to achieving maximum productivity, meeting deadlines, getting the important things done, not just the urgent things, and executing strategic success. When I asked ChatGPT to tell me how to “cure” procrastination, its response was no surprise. ChatGPT provided…

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Learn to Lead with Gratitude

It is a Transformative Power of Leadership In our fast-paced and demanding role as a leader, where decisions are made, strategies formulated, and teams directed, expressing gratitude is vital. Leading with gratitude goes beyond politeness; it is a strategic approach that fosters positive relationships, builds trust, and enhances team dynamics. In this article, I will…

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