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December 5, 2018

Is Your Strategic Plan Missing a Vital Piece?

A strategic plan is created to articulate a vision and unite an organization in realizing its exciting future.  Strategic plans are designed to better the business, so there is typically an underlying belief that the plan will result in financial viability, but while strategic plans commonly look 5 years into the future, 5-year financial plans […]

November 7, 2018

Success Tomorrow Depends On Business Model Decisions Today – c. notes

The future will be a threat to some and an opportunity to others.  It is most likely to be an opportunity for those who embrace uncertainty and are forward-thinking and intentional about optimizing their business models before it is necessary.  Financial institutions will need to revisit their fundamental business model strategies to ensure they continue […]

October 17, 2018

Practical Ways to Develop Your Next Team of Leaders

The following blog post was written by c. myers and originally published by CUES on October 8, 2018. As you work to build the next level of leadership in your organization, include activities that exercise their thinking as part of a cross-organizational team. The typical focus on individual skills is important, but actually taking on […]

September 26, 2018

180-Second Exercise: Auto Subscription Plans Expected to Replace Leasing

Advancements in technology and easy access to mounds of data enable businesses to fuel consumers’ growing desires to have: Essentially on-demand access to experiences and “things” Little – to no – lasting commitment Frequent and easy access to micro-purchases This can open numerous doors for credit union decision-makers to evolve their thinking and mindsets on […]

September 5, 2018

Managing Operating Expenses When Your ROA is Under Pressure

Some credit unions are feeling margin pressure as deposit rates are starting to rise. Pressure from the evolving competitive landscape is an increasing challenge as well. The squeeze in margin is starting to hit earnings, and is impacting expectations for earnings as we look ahead to 2019 and beyond. So as we enter the fall, […]

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