Never too young to lead

first_img 64SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Alisha Stair Alisha Stair is the Member Relations Consultant forLeague of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates. Her experience as a 2018 GAC Crasher and ICUL Young Professional Advisory Board Member has allowed … Web: Details Young Professionals face the challenge of earning the respect of their more seasoned colleagues and overcoming millennial stereotypes. Lazy, uninspired and lacking commitment… just to name a few.  Now take those same challenges and multiply them to the credit union industry, with the average credit union board member and CEO ages climbing and showing no signs of coming down. The signs are clear that credit union leadership is lacking valuable input on member needs and communication styles that only young professionals can provide. As the catalysts for change and innovation, it is more important than ever to learn to lead as a young professional. For those feeling out of their element as a young leader, follow these simple tips to ensure success: 1. Do your homework! Before addressing the executive team with a suggestion or solution, be sure to have all the information you’ll need. Odds are you’ll quickly be asked a question meant to stump you. Prevent looking unprepared by gathering relevant information from colleagues and online research first. This will show your commitment to not only identifying problems but also following through to find the solution. 2. Get involved!Engage with fellow young professionals within your credit union, credit union league chapters and young professional mixers hosted by your Chamber of Commerce or other local organizations offering networking opportunities. Chances are these like-minded individuals can relate to the same challenges, whether in regards to your organization or your personal career path and offer new insights or possible solutions. 3. Ask “Why?”There’s nothing more detrimental to an organization than the mindset of “We’ve always done it this way.” By the same token, there’s nobody better posed to ask the question of “Why?” and provide fresh viewpoints to avoid stagnation. Pay attention to social cues that outline the appropriate moments and audiences to do so, which may sometimes lead to holding off on questions until a later time or to another department.4. Have ConfidenceTake a deep breath and hold your head high. Your self-confidence will carry you through, even if your new idea doesn’t. Remember that the best innovations usually start out as a mistake and that mistakes are not the end of the road. Take every conversation with your executive team as a learning experience to build upon!last_img read more

Kompany does not travel for CSKA tie

first_img Heavy rain ruined an already worn surface but, after remedial work, UEFA passed it fit a fortnight ago. Speaking after the game at West Ham, Pellegrini said: “We don’t know what the condition of the pitch will be. “We hope that UEFA allowed them to play the game there because it is a good pitch.” Press Association Midfielder Jack Rodwell, who is reportedly fit again after overcoming his latest hamstring issue, has also not been included in the squad for the Group D fixture. Centre-back Martin Demichelis, who has not featured since being signed in August due to a knee injury, is close to fitness but the game comes too soon. Winger Jesus Navas, who was not involved at West Ham, has travelled for the crucial game. After defeat to Bayern Munich last time out, City’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages for the first time could hinge on their upcoming back-to-back matches against CSKA. The two sides are level on three points, three behind Bayern, after recording victories over Viktoria Plzen but losing to the reigning champions. Pellegrini, who took Villarreal to the semi-finals of the competition in 2006, is in confident mood. The Chilean told City Today: “I don’t think we are going to lose in Moscow. I suppose it happens – (and) also we can qualify – but we are not going to lose in Moscow.” There had been concerns over the state of the pitch at the Arena Khimki after CSKA moved their last home group match against Plzen to St Petersburg. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has not travelled with the squad for Wednesday’s Champions League tie against CSKA Moscow. The influential defender missed Saturday’s Barclays Premier League win at West Ham, and Belgium’s recent World Cup qualifiers, after suffering a thigh injury against Everton earlier this month. Manager Manuel Pellegrini said there was a possibility the 27-year-old could return to face the Russian champions this week, but he has now decided against the risk ahead of Sunday’s trip to Chelsea. last_img read more

Springboks unchanged for Dublin tie

first_img “In this day and age, not making changes to teams is pretty much unheard of, but this is a great position we are in. “However, we need to make it count against a very tough Irish side on Saturday. “Although we won our last Test, the challenge this week is to make another step up. It’s imperative that we improve in all facets of our play.” After Ireland, South Africa will go on to play England and Italy before ending their European tour against Wales in Cardiff on November 29. Team: W le Roux; C Hendricks, J Serfontein, J de Villiers (capt), B Habana; H Pollard, F Hougaard; T Mtawarira, B du Plessis, J du Plessis, E Etzebeth, V Matfield, M Coetzee, T Mohoje, D Vermeulen. Replacements: A Strauss, T Nyakane, C Oosthuizen, B Botha, S Burger, C Reinach, P Lambie, J P Pietersen. South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has named the same team that beat world champions New Zealand last month for Saturday’s clash against Ireland in Dublin. The only change is on the bench, where injured prop Marcel van der Merwe is replaced by Coenie Oosthuizen. “It’s only the fifth time in what will be the 34th Test since I was appointed as Springbok coach that we’ve been able to select an unchanged starting line-up,” Meyer said. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

LACI showcases impact of USC in local community

first_imgLos Angeles Community Impact, a pro bono student consulting organization, held its Spring 2016 Showcase on Wednesday in the Radisson Hotel.Two members of the LACI team gave presentations of their work done over the past 10 weeks. Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs of LA’s BEST, a nonprofit organization for students ages 5-12, Belma Johnson also gave an address during the event.The current LACI President, Ling Zeng, a junior majoring in business administration, opened the showcase by congratulating the nine student teams working with nine different non-profit organizations over the past semester.“LACI has had the chance to work alongside homeless centers, arts advocacy platforms, educational programs and many more organizations,” Zeng said. “We’re hoping to make a difference, one project, one semester at a time.”Johnson then delivered the keynote speech about the importance of leading a balanced life during the late twenties, advice that he said is particularly important for LACI volunteers. He mentioned the issue of “crossing the 27 bridge,” a reference to helping people navigate the crucial time between 24 and 29, and the defining effect that these few years can have on a person’s life.“Alexander the Great ruled the world at age 27. JD Rockefeller began building his Standard Oil empire at age 27,” Johnson said. “Kurt Cobain shot himself in the head at age 27. Aristotle began writing his great trilogy at age 27.”Johnson also used the metaphor of the Greek gods Dionysus and Apollo to represent the choice between hedonism and pragmatism that young adults will encounter. Johnson said that LACI members embodied the best of both realms.“The people who are going to follow me on stage … are the Apollonian-Dionysian dream team.” Johnson said. “Everyone in LACI is smart and focused and well-connected [and] talented. But they’re also generous and caring [and] socially ambitious, [like] Apollo and Dionysus.”Two of the nine LACI student teams presented for about 15 minutes each on their projects for the semester. The first team showcased their work with LA’s BEST, the after-school program that Johnson runs, which was created to address “an alarming rise in the lack of adequate adult supervision of children during the critical hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.,” according to the program’s website.The consulting team working alongside LA’s BEST consisted of sophomore public policy and development and economics/mathematics major Aditi Ramesh, sophomore business administration major Chase Hainsworth, freshman business administration major Kali De Cambra and freshman global health and applied mathematics major Lauren Phillips. As part of their consultations with the program, the LACI team suggested that LA’s BEST incorporate mental health treatment for K-12 students in the LAUSD area.“LA’s BEST was created to address the alarming rise in lack of after-school supervision,” Ramesh said. “It had three main facets: communication, activities and nutrition. While they’ve never attempted a mental health project before, we wanted to add this component to their current curriculum.”The second team worked alongside Getting Out by Going In, a group dedicated to providing materials and arranging programs within California prisons to create a more positive prison culture. Kim Nguyen, Ryan Ochoa, Yash Kamath and Raquel Buscaino formed the student consulting team that worked to set appropriate prices for GOGI products and figure out efficient methods of delivering the product.“We looked at a couple of different avenues of research [to help GOGI],” Ochoa said. “We actually went out to prisons and surveyed about a hundred prisoners.”As Zeng finished her term as president of LACI, she thanked LACI members for their dedication and spoke about her personal achievements during her time in the organization.“It’s been incredible,” Zeng said. “I joined two-and-a-half years ago, and the amount of growth I’ve seen from myself and my ability to connect with the community has been phenomenal. I think above everything, LACI has provided that real-world tangible experience that my classes haven’t had the chance to do yet.”last_img read more