Merriam-Webster defines “leadership” as the act of molding individuals into a team. How leaders choose to mold those individuals can vary greatly and have a profound effect on how the team performs. This Callahan Collection spotlights notable leaders across credit union land by digging into their past, discovering how they joined the movement, finding out what makes them tick, asking about career successes and lessons learned, and seeking advice for the future of credit unions.

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On Leadership

By Sharon Simpson | June 18, 2018

The CEO of ALM First Financial Advisors talks early risks, leadership skills, and winding career journeys.

By Sharon Simpson | March 1, 2018

This “reformed” CFO shares how he shifted his focus from crunching numbers to building relationships, how he developed emotional intelligence, and why organizational mission matters.

By Sharon Simpson | Dec. 18, 2017

The CEO for University of Iowa Community Credit Union shares how developing relationships, solving problems, and uncovering opportunities have helped the cooperative thrive.

 

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By Sharon Simpson | Sept. 1, 2017

The CFO for One Credit Union in Vermont talks early lessons, inspiration, and hopes for the future.

By Sharon Simpson | May 8, 2017

The head of Orange County’s Credit Union talks leadership, mentors, and recruiting — and retaining — the best associates for her team.

By Sharon Simpson | April 24, 2017

The CEO of DOLFCU talks about thinking differently, working collaboratively, and taking chances.

By E.C. Harrison | March 13, 2017

The senior vice president at Directions Credit Union discusses strategies for developing new managers and challenging senior executives to think differently in the face of disruptive change.

By E.C. Harrison | Dec. 1, 2016

What do boards want from CEOs? Ask Ida Bowen, who served on the board of Deepwater Industries Federal Credit Union before becoming its CEO.

By E.C. Harrison | Oct. 18, 2016

The CEO of Community Credit Union offers her view on adaptability, tough conversations, and industry needs.

By E.C. Harrison | Sept. 26, 2016

The marketing director of Affinity Plus FCU talks about micromanaging, leadership vulnerability, and onboarding new members after the Ditch Your Bank campaign.