THE corner

HOUSTON—There is a big difference between management and leadership, and recognizing that often requires time spent at the School of Hard Knocks. That and other observations are shared here by David Bleazard, president/CEO of First Service Credit Union as part of CUToday.info’s “The Corner.”

MUSKEGO, Wis.—CUToday.info is preparing to unveil an extensive series of articles offering a vision on where credit unions will be in five years, and what foresight might help to get them there, called Credit Unions 20/20. Below, Bob Fouch, CEO of Corporate Central in Muskego, Wis., whose views will be featured in that upcoming series, shares his thoughts on leadership of a different kind.

LAS VEGAS—CUToday.info’s “The Corner” is dedicated to leadership and advice on management and lessons learned. So we’re sharing the insights of Bob Lutz, the former vice chairman of General Motors and an icon to many in the auto industry, as shared during the recent CU Direct Drive 15 Conference.

NEW YORK—It is the “quiet” aspect of leadership that can be among the most challenging, but it is consistent core values that pay the greatest ongoing dividends. Those observations and others are shared by Kam Wong, president and CEO of the $2.1-billion Municipal Credit Union, New York, in CUToday.info’s “The Corner.

OMAHA, Neb.—Leadership isn’t about having power, it’s far more about certain relationship traits. That observation and others are shared below by Kate Knudsen, who offers her thoughts on leadership and management as part of CUToday.info’s The Corner.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Perhaps the most difficult thing about leadership is that leaders never know when they will be called on stage. And then when called upon, the leadership required might not be popular, said Debbie Wood, general manager-Marketing and Industry Research with Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. Below, Ms. Wood shares her insights as part of CUToday.info’s “The Corner.”

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Business needs to be intentional and purposeful. That thought continues to guide the thinking of Robert O’Hara, VP-strategic alliances with Groovecar, who also finds a principal espoused by Sir Richard Branson to be the foundation for his management philosophy

ARLINGTON, Texas--Jim Minge is CEO and President of Texas Trust Credit Union in Arlington, Texas. Below, Mr. Minge shares his thoughts on leadership, management and lessons learned as part of CUToday.info’s “The Corner.”

PLEASANTON, Calif.—Leaders must carry the message. That’s just one piece of advice being shared by Erin Mendez, president/CEO of Patelco Credit Union. Below, Ms. Mendez offers her insights on leadership and management, along with some lessons learned, as part of CUToday.info’s “The Corner.”