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31. Be proactive. Competition is keen,
and organizational changes are coming
faster than ever. Be willing to reinvent
yourself and change your organizational
structure to avoid major disruptions,
says John T. Chamber, executive chairman of the board at Cisco.
32. Engage your employees. About
38 percent of U.S. employees say they feel
engaged with their work, according to
Gallup, and those not engaged often cite
ineffective leaders as the reason. Increase
engagement by introducing your staff to
stakeholders who have directly benefited
from their work, suggests William Gentry, author of Be the Boss Everyone Wants
to Work For.
33. Get a second opinion ... from
someone outside your industry. David
Kidder, a successful entrepreneur and
author of The Startup Playbook, calls this
the "radical outsider" who brings expertise from a different industry and hasn't
been immersed in or biased by assumptions and the MO of your industry.
34. Administrate. Casting vision is great,
but don't forget the mundane administrative tasks that are important to effective
leadership. They include planning, organizing, delegating, coordinating and staffing,
according to Phillip Braddy, founder and
president at Braddy Analytics LLC.
35. Dial up the digital. A growing
leader is a digital leader. The digital impact
on business and industry is 10 times
greater than it was a decade ago, says
Google Education Evangelist Jaime Casap.
36. Don't inflate your leadership.
Leadership educator Drew Dudley advises,
"Don't make leadership bigger than yourself, beyond you or about changing the
world. When you do that, you give yourself
an excuse not to expect great leadership
from yourself and from others."
37. Remain relevant. Consumer tastes
and cultural norms change; it's up to you
to make sure your business model meets
them where they are, Demangone writes
in his blog. "We're 'farm-to-table' banking.
We're local. ... Do we make things easy for
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our members? ... If you do, and if you tell
your story, I think changes in consumer
behavior and values work in our favor."
38. Model kindness. When organizations create an environment of kindness
lived out in corporate values, they see a
happier workplace and an improved bottom line, says Marcel Schwantes, founder
of Leadership From the Core. Kindness
spreads like wildfire, he says.
39. Check the company you keep.
As American industrialist Andrew Carnegie famously said, the key to successful
leadership is being smart enough to
surround yourself with people who are
cleverer than you.
40. Be a "thought leader." Become
the go-to person who inspires people
and takes innovative ideas and turns
them into reality. "Thought leadership
takes time, knowledge and expertise in a
particular niche, a certain level of commitment and a willingness to buck the
status quo," says Denise Brosseau, author
of Ready to be a Thought Leader?
41. Laugh! It's good for your health.
Researchers at California's Loma Linda
University found that people who laugh
show considerably lower levels of cortisol, the "stress hormone."
42. Create an emergency plan. Five
tips for troubled times from best-selling
author and Smart Business magazine
columnist Kevin Daum: Don't go it
alone; focus on the long term; act with
confidence; be an open listener; and
don't give up.
43. Get sufficient sleep. Studies show
that sleep enhances cognitive functions.
Getting a good night's sleep after you
learn something new improves your
chance of retaining it, says Dr. Robert
Stickgold, Harvard Medical School professor and sleep researcher.
44. Take on new responsibilities.
You may think, who has time for that?
But, according to the Center for Creative
Leadership, new responsibilities provide
invaluable opportunities for growth.

45. Don't ruminate. What causes stress
is endlessly obsessing over the "what ifs"
and "if onlys" - a totally unproductive
pastime that solves nothing, says Nick
Petrie, co-author of Work Without Stress:
Building a Resilient Mindset for Lasting
Success. Instead, focus on what you can
control, and let go of the rest.
46. Seek challenges outside the
workplace. Challenging real-life
experiences are rich sources of growth
and learning, according to Cynthia
McCauley, a senior fellow at the Center
for Creative Leadership.
47. Keep learning. Ken Schmidt,
former director of communications for
Harley-Davidson Motor Co., says, "I love
to startle people by exposing them to
proven ideas and concepts they've never
imagined, so that their minds and hearts
are in perfect sync - because that's
when real learning happens."
48. Be social media savvy. Engage
with your target market. This includes
social listening, responding to complaints and providing explanations of any
issues, digital media journalist Michael
Jaccarino writes online at Social Media
Today (www.socialmediatoday.com).
49. Be a great communicator.
Schwantes of Leadership From the Core
suggests using "we" language rather than
"I," offering regular praise and recognition
and being honest with employees. "Great
communication will be action-oriented
and reflect your core values as an organization or business," he writes.
50. Measure your words. "What do I
need to do and say to influence this relationship three days, weeks, months and
years from now?" says Stacey Hanke in
her new book, Influence Redefined ... Be
the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday. When you look closely at
how to make every moment matter, your
relationships have more meaning.
Carolyn Kimmel is a freelance writer based
in Pennsylvania and has more than 25
years' experience writing for newspapers
and magazines.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The NAFCU Journal May - June 2017

Our First 50 Years
Events Calendar
From the Chair
Inside NAFCU
The Digital Download
50 Ways to Grow Your Credit Union Professional and operational
Fields of Opportunity
2017 Annual Conference Exhibitor Directory
Getting to Know …
Management Insight
Compliance Central
Inside NAFCU Services
From the President’s Desk
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The NAFCU Journal May - June 2017 - Our First 50 Years
The NAFCU Journal May - June 2017 - Events Calendar
The NAFCU Journal May - June 2017 - From the Chair
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The NAFCU Journal May - June 2017 - Inside NAFCU
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The NAFCU Journal May - June 2017 - The Digital Download
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The NAFCU Journal May - June 2017 - 50 Ways to Grow Your Credit Union Professional and operational
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