3 things your CU’s leaders must agree on—and why

Posted On Dec 17 2020 by

first_imgInnovation. Be sure to have a board-level conversation about your organization’s appetite for change. What percentage of your energy will be spent on incremental innovation vs. breakthroughs vs. transformations?Talent development. In the big picture, who does your credit union want to hire, train and retain? At what level compared to peers and competitors is your credit union committed to getting the best people on board, growing them, and keeping them happy so they’ll stay?Opportunities in the strategic plan. In your vision, where are the places you’ll have the most positive impact on your organization and its members? If you row together, you’ll be more likely to get there. Talk explicitly about this in your next board meeting and gauge your level of agreement on priorities. Even the best pro quarterbacks can’t win games by themselves. Despite being able to call some of their own plays, these athletes will find success most often when they’re aligned with the other top team leaders—the coaches.After all, coaches define the culture of the team. They set offensive and defensive strategy. Some even have the big-picture perspective that comes from sitting in the skybox to view the game rather than being in the thick of the action. In short, winning football teams have leaders who are in alignment.Similarly, credit unions will be stronger when the visions of their CEO and board align—setting the tone for the rest of the organization. Consider this quote attributed to Bill George, professor of management practice at Harvard Business School and former CEO of Medtronic:“The most empowering condition of all is when the entire organization is aligned with its mission, and people’s passions and purpose are in synch with each other.”In contrast, lack of alignment and agreement among an organization’s leadership “causes disinterest among board members, who then simply default to tackling regulatory and compliance issues,” according to an article in Harvard Business Review that was written by Ana Dutra when she was the head of leadership and talent consulting at Korn Ferry International.For credit unions to succeed in today’s marketplace, the CEO and the board need to align on these three key factors: As your professional development association, CUES understands the need to align your CU’s leaders. A free virtual learning series for CUES-member CEOs, Maximizing the CEO/Board Relationship, is underway, with the next sessions taking place Dec. 6 and Feb. 21.In addition, CUES Symposium: A CEO/Chairman Exchange—a unique event for aligning CEO- chair pairs—will take place Jan. 28-Feb. 1. It features formal learning sessions in the morning and optional afternoon/evening events for forging the CEO/chair bond.I hope you’ll take advantage of these opportunities to align your leadership and take your team all the way to the championship. Let me know how it helps you find success in strengthening your CU and better serving members.center_img 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Detailslast_img read more


GPL: Lions blank Hearts in Kpando

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgHearts of Oak suffered their fifth defeat of the season after losing 2-0 to Heart of Lions in Kpando on Sunday in their 11th week fixtures of the Glo Premier League.Kwame Bonsu scored first for Lions with a half volley in the 35th minute before Godwin Bonsu scored an own goal by directing a corner kick into Tetteh Luggard’s net on 64 minutes.Elsewhere, Defending champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko came back to beat Wa All Stars 3-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium.All Stars took the lead from the spot courtesy Seidu Salifu in the 43rd minute. Kwabena Adusei pulled one back in the second half and Nafiu Iddrisu and Ransford Osei, who scored his debut goal for the club, wrapped up their fourth win.In other results:Amidaus 1-0 New Edubiase United AshantiGold 1-1 Tema YouthLiberty Professionals 1-0 Ebusua DwarfsBerekum Arsenals 1-2 King FaisalAduana Stars 2-0 MedeamaSaturday: Real Tamale 2-3 Berekum Chelsealast_img read more