Category Archives: Passion

The International Day of Protest at Occupy Seattle

Please note: This was also posted on Verity Credit Union’s Our Voices blog. The views are my own. Last Saturday, October 15th, protests occurred worldwide. Not all were focused on the subject of Occupying Wall Street (some nations are still … Continue reading

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The Revolution Begins

The first two times I visited the Occupy Seattle protests, I walked through, smiled at people, and read the signs. I listened and absorbed what was happening around me. Both of those times were during daylight hours, and things seemed … Continue reading

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Following Passion

If you love something you’re good at, you’ll never have to work again. – Sir Ken Robinson As a kid, my answer to the question, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” was often representative of my current interests. … Continue reading

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A Need for Story-Telling

Blessed with an opportunity to present on Internal Culture as part of a panel on Building Loyalty at the Co-Op Network’s THiNK11 Conference, I soaked up inspiration like a sponge. Did you know that Credit Unions for Kids raised more than … Continue reading

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Pondering the Art of Intention

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. – Roy L Smith At the end of last month, I joined 15 other young CU professionals in Crashing CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. It was a monumentally good … Continue reading

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This is a Reason

This is a reason, not an excuse: I love my job. Transitioning has taken some focus, and other areas of my life have also absorbed my attention. All is well, truly, but it does mean that writing was not my … Continue reading

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What makes an employee great?

I’ve been wondering about the title question for awhile.  It’s easy to say that a great employee is one who is engaged in the work and brings some good qualities to the table… but what about the ways to help … Continue reading

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