Taking your Credit Union from “Good to Great” with Jim Collins (CONTEST)
One of the things I love most about my job is getting to travel around the country to the schools and conferences I develop. Not only has this given me the opportunity to meet so many amazing members, but I’ve also had the chance to see some really great presentations. One theme that stood out to me - so many of our speakers have shared things they’ve learned from Jim Collins and his book – Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap. . . and Other’s Don’t - so naturally after finally reading the book myself and working on The 1 Credit Union Conference, I was very excited to hear that we booked Jim Collins to keynote the conference! Collins will cast his expertise within a framework for credit unions and detail how to sustain great results so credit unions can continue to capitalize on the historic opportunity for growth that the financial crisis has presented.
In his most recent book, How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In, Collins examines the causes behind how the mighty fall and shares how leaders can stave off decline. His insights will help empower credit union leaders to make it through the most challenging times and come out stronger than ever.
(And in case you haven’t heard, the 1 Credit Union Conference is a joint CUNA/WOCCU collaborative conference in Las Vegas this July – a big deal this year with 2500 attendees expected from over 60 countries coming together.)
One of the most interesting insights I’ve taken away from Good to Great is the “Hedgehog Concept.” It’s your organization’s “one big thing” – the intersection between the three circles below:
What’s credit unions’ “one big thing?”
Answer that question in a comment below and we’ll do a random drawing on June 1st of all commenters to give away a copy of Collins’ most recent book!
Or if you’ve read Good to Great, tell us what you thought or how your credit union has benefited in the comments to be entered to win as well.