White Paper

The Professional Journey of a Credit Union CEO – One Page Summary

By CUNA Councils

posted 11.14.2019 (ceo)

This is a one page summary of the full white paper.

Snaps. Passes. Fumbles. Interceptions. Touchdowns. Time. The professional journey of a credit union CEO is analogous to a football game. From making the team to leading the players and retaining control of the metaphorical ball, each quarter brings with it a unique set of opportunities.

This white paper examines how CEOs effectively move from quarter to quarter and use their proverbial game clock to their advantage. In addition to dispelling common misconceptions about the CEO role, insights from five CEO Council members are shared, each in different stages or “quarters” of their CEO journey.

1st Quarter: The Kickoff

  • Earning the “Big Seat” and learning how to lead the credit union

2nd Quarter: Hitting One’s Stride

  • Reinforcing oneself as the CEO and the type of leadership exemplified from the top-down.

3rd Quarter: Becoming a Strategic Powerhouse

  • Surrounding oneself with the right team and building a winning culture.

4th Quarter: Leaving a Legacy

  • Leaving a lasting, successful mark on the credit union.
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