Musings from the CU Suite

Oct 01, 2021

Your NAFCU Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU.

Life is about balance. As a parent, you want your kids to be safe, but you must let them have freedom to explore and be themselves.

As leaders, you have the same extremes pulling you. Employees need freedom and space. But they need structure, strategy and direction. Leaders should be approachable, but professional. Confident, but not cocky. A leader and a team player.

The Ying and the Yang.

Well, we understand how hard your balancing act is. As always, if we can help in any way, just say the word.

And now, on to this week’s reading pile.

  • CFPB releases report on consumer complaints. (NAFCU Today)
  • Small ideas that could change things. A tiny piece of plastic is helping farmers use less water. (Bloomberg)
  • But of course! (Godin)
  • Five ways to make your member the hero on social media. (PR News)
  • The economy looks solid, but these are the big risks ahead. (NYT)
  • How banks and credit unions are rethinking marketing for 2022. (FB)
  • The pandemic is hitting some cities hard. Here’s a look at how it is affecting Washington, D.C. (WaPost)
  • There’s a huge increase in demand for select trades, such as carpenters, painters and electricians. (BI)
  • CEO – the Chief Empathy Officer? (Forbes)

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

- Anthony

About the Author

Anthony Demangone, Executive Vice President and COO, NAFCU

Anthony Demangone, NCCO is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NAFCU, where he oversees day-to-day operations and manages the association's education, marketing, membership, human resources, building facilities, finance and information technology functions. He also authors NAFCU's executive blog, Musings from the CU Suite and co-authored "Managing and Leading Well," a book for credit union leaders, with NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger.

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