DDJ Myers News Archives

Insight that matters

Insight that matters

The last couple of years produced a reflective perspective in leaders and board members that challenges fundamental beliefs and underlying assumptions about the phenomenon of leadership in today's organizations. In addition, the spectrum of shifts [...]

What’s going on with mergers post-pandemic?

What’s going on with mergers post-pandemic?

COVID-19 was the pervasive consideration dominating virtually all short-term and many long-term business decisions in 2020. Among the questions that many credit unions asked during the early months of the pandemic was whether to proceed [...]

Five tips for paving the way for merger conversations

Five tips for paving the way for merger conversations

As a credit union leader, you’ve determined that proceeding with a merger is the best way to grow your financial institution. Perhaps you’ve even identified some potential merger partners. Now the question arises: [...]

Realigning the board after a merger

Realigning the board after a merger

Of all the major decisions that loom in the wake of a credit union merger, perhaps none is fraught with more political and interpersonal ramifications than what the board of directors should look like after [...]

Doing what is right starts with me

Doing what is right starts with me

An inspirational quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “The time is always right to do what is right,” led me to reflect on Lean thinking and practices within the workplace. How many times do [...]

Stuck between gears

Stuck between gears

A couple of weeks ago, I pulled my bike off the garage wall, checked the tires, and started for a leisurely ride without a chartered destination. My goal was to spin and explore. My neighborhood [...]

The world as our school

The world as our school

The best of learning involves no school at all; “the world is school enough,” says George Leonard, a Zen philosopher and expert in Aikido. Our world today is opportunistic in its learning.  Yet, there are [...]