Stop Straddling Your Strategy

There are multiple traps and minefields when it comes to strategic planning. Focusing too much on tactics and not enough on strategy. Rushing through the planning process. Rehashing old issues. While those are common pitfalls, one of the major mistakes credit unions...

Strategic Breaking Points

Breaking points. We all have them—both personally and professionally. My breaking point tends to occur after several straight weeks of being on the road and away from my family. There are only so many delayed and cancelled flights a person can take. I’ve seen a few...

Growing by Aligning

In a recent post (The One Thing), we asked several financial services experts, “What is the one strategic thing credit unions or banks must do to grow?” We received keen insights from multiple viewpoints. Due to space, we were unable to run James Robert...