Politics, credit unions, and my dad’s hands

It’s been a month since the election, and like many people I’m still shaking my head, trying to make sense of what it will all mean. Before I get into this too deeply, I should state for the record that I supported neither candidate and spent Election Day knowing full well I was going to […]

To Err Is Human; To Innovate, Divine

Late last month at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., a much-anticipated NFL matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals left football fans across the country shaking their heads – some in amazement, some in disgust. The game was a defensive masterpiece between division rivals, neither team having scored a single touchdown when […]

NCUA: Thy right hand dost not know thy left

Disorganization and contrary schools of thought are not uncommon within organizations, especially large ones. The idiom “the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing” is often used to describe these situations. Sometimes these occurrences are harmless, easily corrected, and don’t create much harm. In other situations, great harm can occur to the […]

Your legacy, and the changing of the credit union guard

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a difficult time seeing credit union friends nearing the end of their career and heading off into retirement. Over the years, I’ve been blessed to work with some remarkable credit union people, amazing people who helped me and set a great example for me to follow. Friends […]

Are you ready to protect and grow your loan portfolio in 2017?

As many of us enter peak strategic planning season, now is the time to assess our loan portfolios and field of membership to identify the greatest opportunities for growth and profitability. One key driver? The world of new and used auto loans. Recent Q2 2016 trend reports indicate the space continues to be a strong […]