NAFCU’s Berger and Demangone release new book: “Managing and Leading Well: It Ain’t Rocket Science, But It’s Still Hard Work!”

WASHINGTON (August 1, 2014) — National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCUPresident and CEO B. Dan Berger and Executive Vice President and COO Anthony Demangone today announced the launch of their new book, “Managing and Leading Well: It Ain’t Rocket Science, But It’s Still Hard Work!” which is designed to help the next generation of credit union leaders.

The authors say the inspiration for the book came from conversations they had with CEOs from across the country who told them consistently that they want more leadership training and management development for their teams. Some CEOs even mentioned a “leadership deficit” within the industry. “They’re looking for that edge that will help them lead more efficiently, inspire greater teamwork and take their credit unions to new heights, and in turn, make the credit union industry even stronger.”

Berger and Demangone understand that in today’s fiercely competitive marketplace, those who are overseeing credit unions need to be at the top of their management game. “Our book equips you with practical information and timeless wisdom to confidently face your toughest challenges head on,” the authors say. “NAFCU is known for its top-notch advocacy, nationally-acclaimed compliance assistance as well as our fantastic education events and conferences… and this book is just another way of trying to assist our members.”

In the book, Berger and Demangone highlight ways to help credit union managers lead their employees efficiently to create winning teams. For example, the authors detail the basic principles of change management and how they can help their credit unions be more innovative and forward thinking.

Attendees at NAFCU’s 2014 Management and Leadership Institute will receive a free copy of “Managing and Leading Well.” The conference takes place Oct. 6 – 10 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia. The deadline for early registration savings of $100 for NAFCU members and nonmembers is Aug. 7. Visit to learn more and register.  The book and its content will also be used in NAFCU’s Online Training Center.

To learn more about the book and purchase a copy, visit

Go to The Berger Leadership Blog and Musings from the CU Suite for more credit union leadership insight by the two authors.

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