Would You Like to Change Direction? How Attention Determines Direction
How to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative
by Dan Rockwell
You can't control negative thoughts that pop up into your head. Keep focused on your goals by creating a daily habit of checking in on your mental focus and redirecting negative thinking. Focus instead on gratitude, new opportunities or what you appreciate about your team. Clear HERE to learn three ways to monitor and manage attention.
Embrace the Suck - The Navy Seal Way to an Extraordinary Life
Resilience is what carries us through life to reach our goals. Pain will always be with us, but if we can learn to lean into it and get comfortable with being uncomfortable, we can live a more fulfilling life. Maintaining focus on what is in our control and ignoring (or at least deprioritizing) everything else is a core tenant of the growth mindset and applies equally in achieving goals and overcoming obstacles in our personal and professional lives. Click HERE to learn more about Brent Gleeson's book withmental models and practical steps to move you forward.
by Gleb Tsipursky, CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts
Do you find yourself more upset whenever you take in news concerning COVID-19? If you've been feeling more stressed out or concerned lately, it's not unusual. Numerous other individuals are also like this. As the pandemic took hold of the country, it left a course of unpredictability in its wake -- enough to create some psychological health and wellness issues that need to be dealt with. Click HERE for steps you can take to defend yourself against stress and anxiety brought on by COVID.
Will Bankers Ever Go Back to the Office Again?
by Casey Schaffer
Working from home has tremendous appeal to many of those working in the banking industry. But are financial institutions ready for this? There are dimensions many financial institution executives may not be thinking about yet. But they need to. Competition for banking talent is changing is just one. Click HERE to learn more about this and other dimensions to consider.
Big Banks Are Deposit Vacuums: How Other Institutions Can Slow the Flow
by Bill Streeter
That 'giant sucking sound' is Millennial deposits flowing into the largest banks, who are reaping more than 80% of 2020's record-breaking haul, new data confirms. Community banks and credit unions must strengthen connections with younger consumers now. Click HERE to learn about several ways they can do that.
How the Pandemic is Spurring New Financial Regulations
by Michael Magrath
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed banks and credit unions to fast-track digital transformation plans. However, the pandemic has exposed shortcomings in both security and technical infrastructure across the financial sector. Cybersecurity threats and fraud have surged during the pandemic. To enable safer digital commerce, lawmakers and financial regulators have put in place, or are seeking to put in place, a number of new policies and regulations that would significantly impact the financial sector. Click HERE to learn more.
Four Ways to Support Small Business in the New Year
by Tina Giorgio
As we put the tumultuous year that was 2020 behind us, we do so knowing payments digitization will continue to accelerate. The pandemic launched a new paradigm that will continue to transform how small businesses transact. But today, there’s one critical difference in the mix: Community bankers are now in the driver’s seat, leading the digital payments revolution. Leverage the goodwill you’ve created through your work on the Paycheck Protection Program to help counsel customers on ways to enhance their payments experience. Click HERE to learn more.