Young leaders often have creative ideas and lots of energy! They want to see their ideas come to life; however get frustrated when Management says no due to budget or other resource constraints. So how do you convince them?
Leadership is something that anyone can display and is certainly not tied to a specific position or title. Through the years I have spent in the system I have worked with leaders at every level. Teammates often play a large role in leading a team; it is certainly a key to success.
The idea was simple - create an innovative competition that is designed by young leaders for young leaders. That's what the Saskatchewan Young Leaders committee discussed earlier this year. We were determined that this could be the start of something good for our credit union system.
There are many people that I look up to and have contributed to my success. In some cases the mentor relationship was easy to see and other times it just seems to happen. Someone takes you under their wing and helps you to see more of your potential. I feel that leaders surround themselves with other great people that they know can be counted on to aide their success.
It’s encouraging to see the Sask CU Advance reaching out to engage young leaders among our credit union system in Saskatchewan. (Ah, why not…I’ll call it “The Movement”!) In the thirty plus years that I’ve been involved with credit unions in Saskatchewan, I’ve been driven by my personal beliefs in the value of freedom of choice, and that freedom of choice always comes with responsibility attached.
What a fantastic response to Sask CU Advance! Some fabulous ideas have been shared!
Read (and watch) them…and vote. It’s hard to pick one, but don’t let that deter you. This is a great opportunity to recognize some of our best and brightest.
Twenty young leaders stepped forward and submitted their ideas on how we could build a better system for members and/or employees.
it’s your turn to have your voice heard and engage through voting!
Most of us can probably list off an exceptional shopping or service experience or two, or an equally disappointing one. I was recently picking up some restaurant gift cards for my sister and at one her favourite East Indian restaurants.
Innovation has been a buzzword in the Credit Union system in the past couple of years, so we asked Shawn Good, Executive Vice President of Governance & Strategy at Conexus Credit Union, a few questions about it…