by: Devin Selte, Corporate Trainer/Leadership Development/Change Leadership, Servus Credit Union
Like most Canadian kids my son loves hockey. To be honest there was no chance that he wasn’t going to play as this is something that is part of the culture in our household. Come to my house sometime, I’ll show you what I mean…
I’ve been around the game long enough to know that Kyan is near the bottom in regards to his talent level on our team. He doesn’t care and neither do I as he is having a lot of fun and he has vastly improved since the start of the year, along with all of the other kids.
Seeing him improve in his skating and hockey skills has been pretty fantastic to watch, however, there is nothing that has made me more proud than the way he supports his teammates.
He is the first one to start a “Let’s go Flyers” chant on the bench. He is the first one to come over to you and give you a “high five” after a goal. He’s the first one to tell you in the dressing room that he likes your new shirt.
As Credit Unions leaders, do we take the time to support our team and congratulate them for the great work that they are doing or do we just expect that and take it for granted? More times than not, I believe it is the latter.
My son will be a leader in this world because he understands the concept of teamwork and providing sincere acknowledgement to his team.
As leaders of the Credit Union, we all need to be doing the same even if it means giving a “fist pound” from time to time.
Devin Selte is a 12 year veteran in the credit union industry all with Servus Credit Union (with a few mergers in between). Through his tenure, he has spent the majority of his career in the business banking department. After winning the 2011 CUES Next Top Credit Union title, he has transitioned to the human resources department as a corporate trainer in the area of leadership development and change leadership. Devin was also recognized as one of CU Times 40 Below Trailblazers in 2011. He has been married to his wife, Lynne, for 10 years, and has three children: Kyan (5), Braylen (3), and Quinn (7 months). He loves spending time with his family, hockey, and the credit union way. www.servus.ca