In part two of our "Forgotten Middle" discussion with Cardwell Group's Senior Consultant and former Arkansas Federal Credit Union CEO Larry Biernacki, Larry talks solutions to this industry issue. One of those solutions includes credit union leaders investing in their employees to give them opportunities to "grow up" or develop within the organization. The key is to let staff know they have long-term opportunities. Don't ignore the talent you have in-house, he says.
Larry gives his first-hand experience when he became CEO of Arkansas FCU and growing it from $400 million in assets to over $1 billion without mergers. It wasn't Larry by himself; it was the staff that was already there working together under Larry's direction. He gave them the tools and opportunities to succeed -- and got out of the way.
It's just the tip of the iceberg in this conversation with Larry, who is incredibly passionate about this topic. Check it out and let us know your thoughts.
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