The Challenge of Being a New Coop CEO

Leadership changes are necessary to sustain every organization’s success.   Sometimes changes at the top work well; other times they come with drama and uncertainty.

New CEO’s, especially if brought in from outside an organization, will have a healthy disrespect for the status quo.

But no one wants a job they disrespect.

So the critical performance standard is the leader’s vision of the future.   Is the person equipped with the right motivation, not just relevant professional skill sets?  Or, are they chosen just to break from the past?

A  Difference, If Understood

Credit unions as cooperatives can teach and illuminate human possibility.  But it can only do so to the extent that leaders are determined to use the design for those ends.

Otherwise, it becomes nothing more than an aggregation of financial accounts in a marketplace full of options.

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