Although this may seem like an exaggeration, it is extremely hard and costly for a vendor to connect to the core provider. Credit unions are also frustrated by these challenges because they prevent or at best slow down the credit union’s ability to provide their members the best products, services or applications. This slowing down…

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Fifty-four third party integrations to core; what does this number mean? This number represents: 54 separate IT projects that include hours upon hours of IT resources 54 separate contacts for professional services and the related costs 54 different technologies that may have to be updated or tested with every core or system update 54 times…

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My wife shared this speech that was shared with her at a recent meeting of fellow philanthropists. It is worth the read! Adm. McRaven Urges Graduates to Find Courage to Change the World May 16, 2014 The following are the remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at…

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When all parties are agreeable, collaboration is easy. It is when the parties are not agreeable that a leader goes to work. Disagreements can come from many sources and for many reasons, but the key to connecting opposing positions starts with understanding all sides. How can a leader create a collaborative effort when disagreement is…

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Life is great if we had a “life GPS.” You know, “Darn, I missed that exit” followed by an immediate “recalculating” from a calm voice. It didn’t matter how I failed to follow instructions; the beautiful GPS voice kept me from losing sight of my goal and helped me readjust my tactics with that single…

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Stress is part of our lives. Outside forces can cause us stress, and we can also bring on stress for others and ourselves. Air travel is a source of stress; that’s what makes it a good metaphor for stress management behaviors. Many people find air travel very stressful. The stress surrounding air travel is not…

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