Musings from the CU Suite

Jan 27, 2023

Your NAFCU Weekend Reading Pile

Compiled by Anthony Demangone, Powered by NAFCU

When are you at your best? It’s a serious question.

Think about the times when you were playing your A-game.

How did you sleep the night before? What did you eat? How were you dressed? What time of the day was it?

If you find a pattern that led to good things, repeat it.

And then repeat it again.

Now, on to this week’s reading pile.

  • Layoffs make big headlines. But is there a place that tracks them all? Yes. (
  • Layoffs are only one part of the story. What about initial unemployment claims? (Calculated Risk)
  • And how are architects doing? (Calculated Risk)
  • Creating a selfie experience. (Hyken)
  • Job market for remote workers is shrinking. (WSJ)
  • What do you do around here? (Godin)
  • The art and science of spending money. (CollabFund) We are in the money business. Our members use us to help them manage money. Understanding money, and helping them to understand it is important.
  • Perfect is the enemy of good. (AWOCS)
  • How FIs make Super Bowl ads work. (FB)
  • Shameless plug. Being a credit union director rarely comes with a job description. Consider reading the NAFCU Credit Union Director Handbook. The PDF is free for NAFCU members, and printed copies are $26.95.

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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