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 Rebecca Wessler | July 1, 2015

Jon Hernandez, the CEO of three California credit unions, describes his work-life balance, the importance of collaboration, and the logic behind a screen-door leadership policy.

By Rebecca Wessler | May 15, 2015

Susan Makris, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Patelco Credit Union, explains the importance of leadership style and culture within a growing credit union.

By Rebecca Wessler | April 25, 2015

Wayne Hood, senior vice president and chief legal officer at ORNL Federal Credit Union, reflects on his leadership style, sources of inspiration, and the potential for some mutually beneficial alliances with banks.

 

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By Rebecca Wessler | April 1, 2015

The vice president of human resources at USAlliance Federal Credit Union talks career paths, talent identification, and management philosophy. Notable quote: “Reach for the moon; if you slip and fall, you find yourself among stars.”

By Rebecca Wessler | Jan. 20, 2015

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