Matt Monge

Chief Culture Officer, Mazuma Credit Union, Kansas City, Missouri


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About Matt

Matt is a cancer survivor who’s dead set on making the world a better place by helping organizations be better places to work. He’s currently Chief Culture Officer at Mazuma Credit Union, and he also does speaking and consulting work to help other organizations with what he’s passionate about: organizational culture, development, and leadership.

He has been recognized as one of Credit Union Times’ “Trailblazers 40 Below,” and has spoken at national conferences for CUNA and NAFCU in addition to regional and state evens. He has written articles for Training magazine, the Credit Union Times, the Credit Union Executives Society, is a contributor for CU Insight, and an editor for CU Water Cooler. He is also a Training magazine Top 125 Award winner. Matt is earning his Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.

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Matt’s articles

Weekly Discussions
Leaders Are Servants First

I had the honor of being part of the speaking lineup at this past CU Water Cooler Symposium, and used the opportunity to talk a bit about servant-leadership. I’ve gotten a few questions from conference attendees since the talk, so I thought I’d address those questions in this post and perhaps nudge the conversation forward in our little community here.

It's Not Extraordinary If It's The Norm

We’re all trying to figure ourselves out, aren’t we? Individuals are “finding themselves,” young leaders are finding their way (or maybe they’re not, depending how you look at it), groups are figuring out who they are or who they can’t be, organizations are figuring out their identity, brands are trying to communicate an organization’s essence, and movements (or systems, depending how you look at it) are trying to find their soul.

Screw You Guys, They’re Going Home

That’s what Greg Smith said, and it’s national news now. Before you think this sort of flaming couldn’t happen with one of your former employees (or isn’t already happening in hushed whispers in your hallways), let me assure you that it could (and might already be).


Matt’s recommended reading

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