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How to Create a Culture of Innovation at Your Credit Union

As the rapidly changing world demands our continual evolution, most credit unions see the critical need to boost innovation in every aspect of operations. According to a BCG report, 79% of...

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5 Tips For Seasonal Self Care

Winter is here, and that means long nights, less sunlight and disturbed sleeping patterns. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to combat the effects of winter and regain control of...

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When Your Best People Go Silent: The Freeze Response 🧊

As a leader, one of your most important tasks is to build a culture of trust within your team and organization. Because if you don’t, leading in the absence of trust will be like trying to...

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How to Show up Strong in a Digital World

In Dale Carnegie’s day (How to Win Friends and Influence People), friends were earned with a firm handshake and a warm smile. The idea that winning friends today has been reduced to an...

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The Power of Connections

Interpersonal connections are threads that strengthen the fabric of our leadership impact. Our networks are a powerful source of information, energy, opportunity, and ideas. When I connect with...

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3 Ways to Build Trust From Behind a Screen 💻

We’ve reached the tipping point of remote work. Initially sparked by the widespread availability of high-speed internet, working from home became an imperative for many during the onset of...

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Mindfulness for Skeptics

By Sandra McDowell, eLeadership Academy

If words like “meditation” and “mindfulness” conjure up images of a yoga retreat or something that seems equally irrelevant to your...

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New Credit Union Leadership and Coaching Designation

Picture Left to Right: Zoe MacLeod, Associate Vice President, Royal Roads University; Sandra McDowell, CEO & Founder, eLeadership Academy™; and Calvin Roberts, Director, Royal Roads...

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How comfortable are you with silence?

Silence really is golden, but most of us will do anything to avoid it.

What is your silence threshold: a few seconds, a minute, a few minutes? Personally speaking, becoming comfortable with...

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You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks: The Power of Neuroplasticity

Accordingly to McKinsey, only 30% of corporate change initiatives are successful. The other 70% fail.[1] Why? Because humans are naturally resistant to change. Changing the way we think or behave...

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Deal with it or park it.

Anytime you experience a personal setback that increases your stress, anger or anxiety, the ability for your brain to function optimally is challenged. That’s not only bad for...

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Become the leader people love to follow.

The secret to being a good leader is having a high EQ.

Great leaders inspire us to reach our potential and realize the vision or goals at hand. They do it by fostering cultures where...

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