The pandemic of nice is not working out

I’ve had a recurring theme in conversations with credit union leaders this year. “Bo, I just don’t know if all my staff is on board. I don’t know if they are a good fit to take us to the next level, where we’re going.”


That is a touchy conversation. But the fact that these credit union leaders recognize the problem is a great first step. Perhaps you’re thinking the same thing but afraid to verbalize it to your team or board. Perhaps deep down you’re really frustrated but refuse to bring it up to avoid tough conversations.

As a credit union leader, it can be easy to make excuses and trick yourself into thinking that allowing underperforming and unengaged employees to stay on your team is the kind and generous thing to do. “Well, Sally has been here 23 years…”


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