CUlead is a program aimed at building and enhancing our credit union management staffs' leadership abilities to further the credit union and cooperative movements. With these CUlead spotlights, we're excited to shine a light on these leaders.
This week, we meet Bob Jewett, membership engagement representative at Millennium Corporate Credit Union (Wichita, KS).
How long have you be in the credit union industry?
What is your favorite thing about working at a credit union?
I love the fact that even though credit unions are competing against each other, they are also very collaborative. A struggling credit union can pick up the phone, call another credit union and say I need help and get the help they need. I'm unaware of any other industry were competitors work so well together to benefit each other and the credit union movement.
What does true leadership mean to you?
Leaders make sure that their team has the knowledge, skills and tools needed to be successful. Most importantly leaders make sure that everyone feels included as a member of the team. Leaders are also willing to “get down in the trenches” with their team and lead by example.
If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would that be?
People were not allowed to wait until the very last second to merge (wedge themselves) into your lane of traffic.
Want to learn more about the CUlead program? Contact Clint Armistead, 913.297.2473.