Why a participative strategy will make you stronger as a leader and learner

March proved to be an exceptionally busy month for the financial services industry and credit union leaders everywhere. Typically, a busy month comes with opportunities to rethink strategies for work processes, communication, or even leadership styles.

It’s easy to get stuck trying to build a strategy solo, but a recent Harvard Business Review article underscores the importance of participation and collaboration with others who may have a different way of thinking.

There may be barriers to enlisting this approach and it can often be mistaken for the actual decision-making process. It’s actually quite the opposite. A participative approach can identify an unknown need and make your team more engaged.

Here are a few ways to adopt a more participative approach to strategy:


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