Monthly Archives: January 2013

3 Words

  Last year I started something new – 3 words that I would focus on for the year. In 2012 those words were: Connect – establish new and reestablish past relationships in a meaningful way. I have not been as effective … Continue reading

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LIkeable Business

I read this book as the monthly selection for the 12 Books book club group. How dare you settle for less when the world had made it so easy for you to be remarkable? – Seth Godin As the author, … Continue reading

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Give Where You Live

United Way of Columbia County (Oregon) is in the final stages of the campaign for this year. They will be collecting donations through the end of February, when the allocation process begins. One of the challenges for our United Way … Continue reading

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2012 In Review

  It was a busy year for me and I hope that it was the same for you. I assisted credit unions with the following areas: governance, strategic planning, leadership development, budgeting, regulator relations, policy development/review and mortgage department salary … Continue reading

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Strengths Finder 2.0

  This book by Tom Rath is about identifying your strengths and then developing a plan to take advantage of those strengths. I took the Strengthsfinder test and I was surprised at how well the five themes matched to how … Continue reading

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Smart Trust

I read this book as the monthly selection of the Credit Union Leaders Book Club group on LinkedIn. This is an expansion of the last chapter in the author’s prior book “The Speed of Trust.”  It contains numerous examples in … Continue reading

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To Sell is Human

The premise of this book is that, like it or not, we are all in sales either directly or in non-sales selling. Pink goes on to discuss that sales is not what it used to be because of the availability … Continue reading

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