Don’t Stop ‘Til…

Don’t Stop ‘Til…

For many of us, those three words put an iconic song in our heads that will hang around for at least a week. Michael Jackson’s 1979 single “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” is as catchy today as it was when it was released over four decades ago (even as I type this…it...
The Difference Between How and Why

The Difference Between How and Why

The Brooklyn Nets were a heavy favorite to win it all in the NBA playoffs this year. Emphasis on “were.” They’re currently sitting at home and have been since they lost to the Boston Celtics during the first playoff round in late April.   On the surface, it...
Looking for a Leader

Looking for a Leader

We’re all familiar with the saying it’s the small things that matter. Here’s how that leadership principle applies at your credit union or community bank.   Last weekend, I visited some friends out-of-state for a golf outing and some good friendly catching-up. My...
What to Do When You Fail

What to Do When You Fail

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan    I love...
Three Things You Must Always Communicate

Three Things You Must Always Communicate

Many things come in threes: the three little pigs; the three wise men; the three musketeers. There is something magical about that number.   On a recent chat with Glenn Bryan, president and CEO for Legacy Community Federal Credit Union, I was once again reminded...
How to Hit a Home Run in Leadership

How to Hit a Home Run in Leadership

Hitting a home run in leadership is not unlike hitting a home run in baseball. Every industry has its Legacy members. Traditionalists who’ve devoted years of service to the industry. They’re often rooted in age-old customs, and they hold history in the highest regard....
Winning Leadership in March and Beyond

Winning Leadership in March and Beyond

It’s the best time of the year! College basketball and March Madness© bring us the greatest tournament in the world! The highs, the lows, the peaks, the valleys, the triumph and the heart-wrenching agony of it all.   Just like the financial services industry, the...
Why Good Leaders Don’t Need Luck

Why Good Leaders Don’t Need Luck

What is luck in leadership? Is there something to it?   As fictional character Harvey Dent famously said, “I make my own luck.”    But still, what is luck in the first place? Is it some kind of magical ingredient or secret sauce that guarantees good luck?...