While getting ready to throw away a well-traveled piece of luggage, found these notes from recent credit union events on what might lie ahead for the economy in the near future, including estimates based on some unusual indicators.
At great personal risk of being nominated for the Herb Wegner Award for the Individual Most Likely to Never Receive a Herb Wegner Award, let me ask this:
You may now officially stop looking.
It’s a day that songs, clichés and poets all say isn’t supposed to arrive, yet for one group of innovative credit unions, “Tomorrow” more than arrived, it lasted for two-and-a-half terrific, idea-sharing, best-practice-learning, growth-oriented, exciting days.
It’s common for prosecutors to say of someone charged with embezzlement from a company or credit union that they used a business as their own “personal cookie jar.”
Well, now you’ve really gone and done it this time, credit unions.
The announcement had come as a big surprise.
It’s seems inevitable this week. Skies full of flying pigs. Ice skating on the ponds of Hell. And a 32ndday tacked on to the end of this month, and maybe even a 33rd.
How nervous are your direct reports to ever make a mistake? What is your reaction? Does your credit union or organization prefer to avoid innovation rather than have a failure?
Joining lunch buffet lines and vendor hall putting contests in the Pantheon of CU conference must-haves is the anthem sung by every attendee about exceptional member service.