From the desk of: Leadership Lesson from our CEO | Goal Setting

Goal Setting Equals Happiness? Much has been written about people wanting more from their job (goal setting and achievement). Happiness equates to (not surprisingly) bonuses, raises, promotions and recognition. These goals are universal, and young workers put pressure on themselves to achieve them. But without a clear understanding of what your organization is expecting of […]

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Four Corners of the Main Office – Part 2 | Detail-minded

For a bank or credit union, the decision to relocate and build a new main office is not taken lightly. While in most situations, the combined wisdom of the C-Suite can be counted upon, the chances anyone on the team has been a part of this process previously is unlikely. And it’s not as if […]

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Four Corners of the Main Office – Part 1 | Big Picture

Opening a new Main Office is once in a generation Amazon sent shock waves throughout America with a 2017 announcement they’d be opening a second headquarters outside their home base of Seattle. City after city took part in the pitch to incentivize the company to choose their town. The fanfare involved in the search was […]

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From the Desk of: Leadership Lesson from our CEO | Proactive Strategies

Proactive Strategies: “The future is what you make it,” Marty McFly, Back To The Future. Although Marty was a fictional character, his words weren’t the result of baseless optimism. Optimism has actually very little to do with success. What does? Having a proactive strategy. A proactive strategy is about creating or controlling a situation by […]

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New Main Office in Southwest Louisiana

Headquarters Key Milestone for Credit Union Lake Charles, Louisiana–based Southwest Louisiana Credit Union broke ground this week on its new main office. The new facility represents the credit union’s continued investment in the community as well as its membership and staff. The Southwest team partnered with Atlanta-based LEVEL5 on the site selection and design-build of […]

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From the Desk of: Leadership Lessons from our CEO |Planning Your Career

Planning Your Career: Who’s Driving the Bus? Career building for many young employees can feel like an abstract concept. You’ll often hear the interview question “where do you see yourself in five years?” You might think the correct answer is supposed to be something that sounds good, like, “at this amazing company, working hard!” You […]

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Mazuma Olathe Branch | Futuristic Beacon, Sitting on a Hill

Team and Technology come together in the Mazuma Olathe Branch of the Future Today’s financial world is complex and ever-changing. Technology is moving at warp speeds and consumers are often left wondering what to do next. To combat this problem, we are proud to introduce Mazuma Credit Union’s new Olathe Branch. This branch of the […]

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From the Desk of: Leadership Lessons from our CEO | Learning Self- Leadership

Have you learned self-leadership? Psychologists often say that self-awareness first begins when we’re toddlers. Seeing ourselves in the mirror, we eventually move from pointing at our reflection to using those fingers to examine our own features. Self-confidence also begins as early as our first steps. For some, it comes naturally. For others it’s a struggle, […]

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From the Desk Of: A Leadership Series from our CEO Brad Eller | What Do You Want Me to Do?

What do you want me to do? “Ask and you shall receive.” – Anonymous Recently, I asked an associate to help me plan an event that would take place later in the day. It was a relatively simple task, so the two of us quickly came to an understanding of the steps needed to reach […]

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The Universal Banker the Real Gold in the Branch

What Would Motivate Consumers to Bypass the Most Convenient Branch in the World? Think back 11 years ago. It is the Summer of 2007 and only a select few are forecasting the fall of the financial industry. Maybe even less see that a Senator from Illinois will be our new President in 18 months. And […]

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