The latest from Anthony Demangone

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

What is the biggest risk?

A few years ago, I attended NAFCU’s Risk Management Seminar. At the time, a speaker posed an excellent question. What is the biggest risk you see looming for credit ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Four leadership lessons from Apollo 13

I have a personality trait that leaves my wife and colleagues shaking their heads. I speak faster than I think. Sometimes, I can’t recall what I just said. ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Fatigue is killing our productivity

I recently spoke with a good friend who is the CEO of a credit union.  I asked him what he struggled with, as CEO. Staff burnout, he said.  Almost without ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

There is no such thing as a free lunch

One of these days, I need to write down some life lessons for Kate and Briggs. When they leave for college (both on scholarship, mind you), I’ll hand ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Banish the fog!

Organizations are funny things. At NAFCU, there are only 70 or so of us. You’d think that communication among such a manageable group of people would be easy. ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Respect the arena

Last year, someone shared this quote from President Theodore Roosevelt with me. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Planes, armor and survivorship bias

My boss, Dan Berger, shared the following post on LinkedIn.  I love history, so the story caught my eye. And I wondered – how many lives did this gentleman save?. ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

The blessing of impending doom…

All companies do well.  Until they don’t.  Most companies form around an idea.  That idea solves a problem. And people will pay for that idea. But time marches ...