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Learning to Lead

Amy EtheridgeComment

I’ve been officially in a leadership capacity at my credit union for almost two years. During this time I have determined that there isn’t a single book, training class, manual or how-to-video that can prepare you for the transition from being someone’s peer to being their boss or better yet becoming someone’s peer who used to be your boss. 

You Never Know

Andy JanningComment

That's what we say when we first learn about an inexplicable tragedy in another's otherwise picturesque life. We struggle to pull sense from the senseless while grudgingly admitting that the full truth will ultimately slide into the dark. Terminal illness stalks a friend.

Screw You Guys, They’re Going Home

Matt MongeComment

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).

We're Not Sexy and We Don't Know It

Andy JanningComment

It wasn't her fault, of course. The assertion that set me off was well-meaning on its face, and it wasn't even hers. She was checking her iPhone in the middle of Starbucks, trying to figure out why 25 new emails had assaulted her before the foam disappeared into her latte.