Is it time to sit back and brace for future challenges or speak up now and head them off?
I recently submitted a letter to the editor of a credit union trade site. The time to submit comments for RBC2 has passed; was enough said to create change? Are you skeptical of the whole concept–would any amount of speaking up have made a difference?
Here’s a True-False Quiz for credit union leaders in light of NCUA’s performance the past several years. Ask yourself if the NCUA:
-Is a learning organization that will adjust models/methods to do better in the future.
-Is willing to innovate and sets goals to do so with marketplace for a brighter future.
Continue reading: http://www.cutimes.com/2015/04/23/ncua-pop-quiz-letter-to-the-editor
Take the quiz. How do you score? Is it enough to make you act differently, or is it the same-old-same-old irritant with the same insane response (expecting new results from the same approach)?
Some new people reached out to me on this–even a lobbyist–but not to say they were going to do anything new, just to say they agreed with the comments…
Recently I was counseled that I might be more than a shock-jock commentator if I just calmed it down a bit and did not put people so quickly on the defense. I trust this coach, but I sometimes wonder if the people who think we can change things with the same tone, the same comments, and the same good intentions will ever run out of patience. Will they ever really admit how much they miss professionals gone from the scene or admit that it is time for some uncomfortable moments that do wake us up a bit?
Patience and working within the boundaries designed by others is called for while you still have a job, you still have a credit union, and you still believe that there is time. Or is it? Capitalism is a force for creative destruction all by itself, so the time we have to change things at this pace might be shorter than we think, and the evolution of our system may be more out of the hands of the establishment than we’ve been led to believe. Act if you want a part in our evolution or accept when change comes to your door without regret.
Tell me why I’m wrong.