STRATEGY & PERFORMANCE 3Q 2014

Letter From The Managing Editor

Hot Air Might Lift You Up, But It's Steam That Drives You Forward

Don't just be a commenter in the game of life, be an active player.
By Aaron Pugh

Consumer Sentiments And Employee Insights

Real comments from online review sites can help credit unions refine their employee development, defuse member conflicts, and understand how to become more than a business.
By Aaron Pugh

On Leadership

On Leadership With Debra Vollmer

The senior vice president at Langley Federal Credit Union reflects on her leadership style, lessons learned during her career, and opportunities for the industry.
By Debra Vollmer, senior vice president at Langley Federal Credit Union

State In The Spotlight: Virginia

How do credit unions in Virginia stack up against the nation?
By Aaron Pugh

Industry Performance

Welcome To The Mass-Market Era

A stronger economy, more reserved regulatory environment, and ever-growing public awareness are all good signs for credit union members and the nation in 2015.
By Jay Johnson

 

Industry Performance By The Numbers

A breakdown of the industry's financial performance and impact in third quarter 2014.
By Callahan Industry Analysts

Anatomy Of Member One Federal Credit Union

The Little Credit Union That Could

The fate of Member One Federal Credit Union was originally bound to the railroad industry, but the once-small cooperative struck out on its own and is now on track to become Southwest Virginia's premier financial institution.
By Drew Grossman

A Lesson In Strategic Aggression

Member One aims to triple its assets within a decade. But to achieve that goal, it needs a team that can balance risk and reward across the organization.
By Erik Payne

Move Fast, Analyze Faster

How a growing credit union is increasing community awareness and ramping up relevance through responsive, daily marketing.
By Drew Grossman

Get More Out Of Your On-The-Clock Hours

A visual guide to the employee culture at Member One.
By Erik Payne

Download the Anatomy Of Member One Credit Union PDF

Ideas In Action

By Aaron Pugh

That's It, I Quit!

Employees have numerous reasons for jumping ship. Here's how to mitigate those grievances.

Give The Benefits, Save The Benjamins

ESL Federal Credit Union is living proof that you get back what you put in, but you don't have to break the bank doing it.

Ban The Comment Box And Build Something Better

Two credit unions share how they bring workplace ideas, issues, and opportunities to the surface.

6 Tips For Creating Electrifying Employee Events

The line between fun and meaningful is a moving target, but these two credit unions have some golden rules that help them hit the bull's-eye every time.

Technology@CU

Market Share And Opportunities In The Core Systems Space

Large players at the top of the market aren't the only ones making gains as forward-thinking small providers enter the scene.
By Sam Taft

All For One Or One For All?

Credit unions share the benefits and drawbacks of mix-and-match and single-vendor strategies.
By Marc Rapport

The Conversion Alternative You Might Not Know About

After years of customizing its core system, KeyPoint decided a streamlined alternative would better suit its needs. So it is re-converting to its existing platform.
By Marc Rapport

Partners In Progress

Two shared-core partnerships explain how to secure a better seat at the technology table.
By Marc Rapport

Diversions

When A Fresh Start Is The Best Start

How to reinvent your business model without losing your identity.
By Leigh Anne Terry

4 Ways Great Minds Address Adversity

Don't bemoan a streak of bad luck: harness it. Fate dealt these fledgling businesses a bad hand, but their mentalities carried them through to ultimate success.
By Aaron Pugh

The Last Word

The Hungry Games

By Leigh Anne Terry

 

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