Musings from the CU Suite

Oct 28, 2022

Your NAFCU Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

The best part of working at NAFCU is being part of a team. I'm sure many of you feel the same way about where you work.

Good teams are open to feedback. They strive for excellence. They back each other up. They celebrate wins and huddle up after miscues. 

Life is too darn short for mediocrity!

That brings me to a shameless plug. NAFCU’s 2023 Strategic Growth Conference.  March 21-23 in Nashville.

This is for the credit unions reaching for that brass ring. The ones that want to go faster. Get bigger. Use data better. The ones that focus on culture and engaged employees. The ones that understand that even in a possible recession, there are accounts and loans out there. You just have to go get them.

I hope you’ll join us and hundreds of like-minded professionals. 

Oh, and Nashville is a heck of a town. Just saying.

Now on to this week’s reading pile.

  • NAFCU Members: Download NAFCU Chief Economist Curt Long’s most recent Economic and CU Research Newsletter. (NAFCU)
  • How to optimize for competitor brand keywords. (Entrepreneur) I’ve heard some say that their website is their largest branch. If that is the case, then search engine optimization is hugely important – enlarging the funnel that pushes consumers in your direction.
  • Why every business needs to embrace “unreasonable hospitality.” (FastCo)
  • Non-residential construction forecast: Slowing 2023-34. (Forbes)
  • Higher interest rates can take a long time to bring down inflation. (WSJ)
  • Interesting article on culture at Exxon. (Bloomberg)
  • How many good days? (Godin)
  • October vehicle sales forecast: Signs of life. (Calculated Risk)
  • Engaged employees improve member service. (FB)
  • Why do customers love certain brands? (Dan Gingiss)
  • Why isn’t inflation falling? (AWOCS)

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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