Monday, November 30, 2015

Crisis Leadership... Easy as 1-2-3.

Sure enuf?

1) The primary role of a leader is to assure the survival of the group.
Leaders always receive great support from the group in pursuit of this common goal. Deference, ceremony, "pedestal-ization", , pomp and circumstance, pontificada-yada-yada, ....
Liars, huh?

2) The primary function of a leader is to create, instigate, and then control crisis.
You will find this process difficult to anticipate and evaluate, for although leaders should never lie; if wise, they rarely tell the full truth. Leaders are calculated stage actors and major dissemblers.

Sneaky b-----! 
3) The primary goal of a leader is to predict the future.

As a futurist, the leader is a revolutionary, radical agent of change working in direct opposition—due to the high risks associated with major change—to the perceived best interests of the group.

Successful leadership is clearly evident, continuous change in the apparent absence of crisis. 

[Unexpected internal crises are leadership failures,
 whether or not successfully managed.]

Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Key To Leadership...

" Always speak last."

"If you must speak, the less said the better."

"If you must speak, wait to be asked."

"And, if you must speak, but are never asked?"

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Call To Action ....


A call to our leaders, including those in credit unions!1

Friday, November 27, 2015

Non Sequitur.... Building Credibility.

Doesn't seem to add up !!

 A conclusion or statement that does not logically follow from the previous argument or statements.

"As a result of intense analysis, scrubbing, and reviews... NCUA formulated the budget using zero-based budgeting to ensure that each office's requests were individually justified and consistent with NCUA's strategic plan." (NCUA  Zero-Based Fudget)

"Cutting the budget, however, is not an option.  Like all businesses, this Agency faces non-discretionary costs [health, travel, telecom, rent, staff, benefits, the overhead  transfer rate!] ..."
[Are those costs "non-discretionary" where you work? Yeah, me neither!]

The classic non sequitur...

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!...


H-m-m-m, North Carolina at Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Thanksgiving Prayer For Credit Union Folks...

At Thanksgiving...

 Lord, save us from our foolishness.
I know that's a lot to ask with this group.
But, do the best you can.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NCUA Budget Analysis...

"We Know Everything"®
We are requesting more money and some additional examiner positions to help manage the shrinking number of credit unions.....

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Competency .....

Mr. Mark McWatters

The contrast is becoming embarrassingly stark....

✮✮[Read this!]✮✮

("Hey, let's hope nobody notices...")

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Joke Of The Day...

"It seems that currently the greatest threat to the dual chartering system is the disparity in fields of membership between federal charters and many state charters."

- NCUA Chair Debbie Matz
Statement on the Proposed FOM Rule
November 19, 2015

Would suggest that the real greatest threat lies elsewhere and you do not need...