How Can Young Professionals Impact Brands?

Note: The following post was written by Taylor W. Wells, Communications Director for On The Mark Strategies.As a speaker at a recent conference of young professionals, I was privileged to interact with a roomful of bright and energetic financial institution...

Building a Culture of Thanks

I’m a big believer in enjoying each season of the year in its own time. That’s why you won’t see me joining the bizarre ritual of those that put up their Christmas decorations before the Halloween jack o’ lanterns have sputtered their last flickering flame. Let’s not...

Making Problems Manageable

Note: The following post was written by Taylor W. Wells, Communications Director for On The Mark Strategies. No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element...

Five Excuses For Not Growing

We make a lot of excuses at credit unions and banks, especially when it comes to a lack of growth. But excuses are crutches. It’s time we stop using crutches and start walking into growth. As Jason Jennings, author of The Reinventors, says, “Instead of accepting...

Where Are You Compromising?

Life, both personal and business, is often a series of compromises. Compromise is often a necessary step towards attaining a desired greater goal. It may not be the easiest thing to do, but sometimes must be undertaken. Some things, however, we are much less likely to...

Stop Selling and Start Engaging

When you say the word “sell” in a financial institution staff meeting, it’s usually about as well received as the person who shows up to a football game wearing the “other” team’s jersey. There’s a good reason for that. Hard-core selling doesn’t work at financial...

Are You an Agent of Change?

 “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch Most businesses and industries, at some point, run the risk of slowing down and stagnating. Bereft of new ideas and fresh blood, they face a slow downward spiral that descends from excellence to mediocrity and eventually...

Take a Selfie of Your Credit Union or Bank

Selfies. You see teenagers and lovebirds everywhere taking pictures of themselves. While a little egocentric in nature, selfies do show a lot: about yourself. There is little of the outside world in a selfie: it’s pretty much just you. If you took a selfie of your...