The latest from Anthony Demangone

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

7 compliance rules for non-compliance managers

Compliance.  Auditors.  Regulations.  Examiners.  These words lead to audible groans, gasps, and the shaking of heads or fists.  All too often, I’ve spoken to a credit union group ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Do you really want it?

About three years ago, a friend sent me a YouTube video. It blew my mind.  There are a number of versions out there. If you are into sports or working ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Twenty years late: Thank you…

Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

The power of negative self-audits

Self-audits are wonderful.  Review a list of things you should be doing, and see where you come up short. But I really like negative self-audits.  These are things you should ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

Wait…that’s not what I meant…

I still want to slap my forehead when I think about it. A colleague was preparing a report for NAFCU’s board of directors. I emailed him to see ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

How smart leaders answer dumb questions

“This might be a dumb question…” We’ve heard that before.  Usually, it is uttered by a new-comer.  Someone new to the board, or to the ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

The blessing of pending 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 solution. But time marches ...

- by Anthony Demangone, NAFCU

The Big Short and a big reminder

The email came in. “Strange. Dan is supposed to be flying,” I thought to myself. The Dan I reference is Dan Berger, NAFCU’s CEO. And yes, he was flying. ...