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Closing the purpose gap

first_img continue reading » When your employees understand and embrace your organization’s purpose, they are inspired to do great work and are more committed to delivering on your credit union’s promise. Credit union’s embracing the people-helping-people mantra are, by design, purpose-driven, right? So, in other words there is no purpose gap in credit unions.I challenge that notion — I believe, that, as a movement, we have been leading with our outcomes not our purpose and this has created a purpose gap.Please allow me to prove my point. If I were to review 10 credit union homepages — what will I find? Most likely it will be product promotions featuring rates and fees front and center. If I were to interview your frontline staff and ask them “why should I join your credit union?” I suspect I’ll hear because “the credit union will save you money.” These are outcomes, these are not purpose-driven responses. This means we have a purpose gap. And that’s why, we chose Purpose as our first Imperative for 2020.Research also supports this purpose gap. PwC’s Strategy&recently conducted a survey with 540 participants from across industries, regions, and levels. The goal of the survey was to better understand how people feel at work and how to better engage and motivate them to bring their best to work every day in order to further the company’s agenda. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Iowa jury trials postponed until Sept. 14 due to COVID-19

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – One-third of Iowa’s state government isn’t ready to fully reopen any time soon as the coronavirus continues to infect and kill people across the state.The Iowa Judicial Branch announced Friday afternoon that it would cancel jury trials in criminal cases until Sept. 14, and push back any in-person proceedings until July 13.Some hearings can begin earlier if courthouses meet recommended safety protocols, but the use of teleconferences and video conferences will continue to be encouraged.Health officials have warned that crowded courtrooms could be venues to spread the virus to clerks, jurors, lawyers, witnesses, spectators and defendants.Jury trials had previously been cancelled until July 13, while in-person hearings had been expected to resume June 1.The Iowa Supreme Court’s decision to extend their cancellation comes as Gov. Kim Reynolds pushes to reopen many other parts of society.Defendants have a constitutional right to a speedy trial if they demand one. When the courts reopen, criminal trials are expected to be scheduled ahead of civil trials as the system works through a backlog.last_img read more

Wave of protests in NFL after Trump criticism

first_imgThe London protests were emulated across the United States as matches kicked off.In Foxborough, around 15 members of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots kneeled during the national anthem.Star quarterback Tom Brady linked arms with his team-mates. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, a friend of Trump who also donated to his campaign, issued a statement saying he was “deeply disappointed” by Trump’s remarks on Friday.In Chicago, the Pittsburgh Steelers chose to remain in their locker room during the anthem ahead of their clash with the Bears. Khan later issued a statement decrying Trump’s recent comments as “divisive and contentious.”“That’s why it was important for us, and personally for me, to show the world that even if we may differ at times, we can and should be united in the effort to become better as people and a nation,” Khan said. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who is black, said the decision was not intended to be disrespectful but rather calculated to “remove ourselves from the circumstance.”“These are very divisive times for our country,” Tomlin told CBS television. “For us as a football team, it’s about remaining solid.”A lone Steelers player — former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva — stood just outside the player’s tunnel to observe the anthem.In Detroit meanwhile, the singer of the national anthem Rico LaVelle dramatically dropped to his knee at the end of his rendition.At least eight Detroit Lions players were seen kneeling during the anthem while others linked arms ahead of their game with the Atlanta Falcons.The Falcons players including team owner Arthur Blank also joined arms.More than 20 Cleveland Browns players kneeled during the anthem for their game against the Colts in Indianapolis.Share on: WhatsApp Among those linking arms with the players was Jacksonville owner Shad Khan, who donated $1 million to Trump’s election campaign in 2016. Los Angeles, United States | AFP | A wave of protests swept National Football League games on Sunday after US President Donald Trump called for players demonstrating against racial inequality during the national anthem to be fired.Dozens of players at several games across the league chose to kneel during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” in the largest such demonstration since the protests first began in 2016.The first mass protest took place at the NFL’s London game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium.A large number of players from both teams knelt during the playing of the anthem while others stood with their arms interlocked.last_img read more

Penguins take control vs. Senators behind Crosby

first_imgPittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with teammate Pascal Dupuis (9) as Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) reacts to Crosby’s second goal of the first period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, in Pittsburgh on May 17. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)by Will GravesPITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Bylsma has spent more than four years watching Sidney Crosby be Sidney Crosby.The Pittsburgh Penguins coach doesn’t think his captain has ever been better than he was during a 4-3 victory over Ottawa on Friday night that put Pittsburgh in firm control of the Eastern Conference semifinals.Recording his second career playoff hat trick on a dazzling rush, a somewhat fortunate bounce and a blistering slap shot, Crosby powered Pittsburgh to a 2-0 series lead and had his coach reaching for superlatives.“He’s done a lot in a lot of different games for our team in different areas,” Bylsma said. “But tonight I think it was his best.”Brenden Morrow added his first playoff goal in more than five years for Pittsburgh while Tomas Vokoun made 19 saves to remain unbeaten in four starts after taking over for struggling starter Marc-Andre Fleury.Just as importantly for the top-seeded Penguins, only two wins separate them from a trip to the conference finals for the first time since 2009, the last time they won the Stanley Cup. Game 3 is Sunday in Ottawa.“You want to play well at home and make sure you get here,” Crosby said. “We did that, we got two wins. I don’t think your mindset changes. We know that it’s going to get harder.”Kyle Turris, Colin Greening and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for the Senators, but couldn’t stop Ottawa from falling into a deep hole against the Eastern Conference’s top seed. The Senators have never won a playoff series after dropping the first two games.“I thought we got better in the game as it went along,” Ottawa coach Paul MacLean said. “We had the game to a one-goal game. We need to start the game where we finished.”The Senators insisted they didn’t have to play a perfect game to hang with the Penguins, pointing to the way they controlled play at even strength for long stretches in a 4-1 loss in the series opener Tuesday night. Ottawa insisted if it could stay out of the penalty box and convert when it had the man advantage, it would be right there.Despite doing both in the first period — killing two penalties and converting on Turris’ bank shot on the power play — the Senators still trailed 2-1.More to the point, they trailed Crosby 2-1.The Pittsburgh captain became the fifth player in franchise history to record 100 playoff points in spectacular fashion. He collected an innocent-looking pass at the Pittsburgh blue line then darted up the left side. He split two Senators — including Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson — then ripped a shot under Anderson’s pad to give the Penguins the lead 3:16 into the game.Turris tied it with the first soft goal Vokoun has allowed since taking over for Fleury in Game 5 of the first-round series against the Islanders. Turris collected the puck near the left post and shot it off Vokoun and into the net.Crosby one-upped Turris a few minutes later, zipping down the left side once again. This time, Crosby appeared to be looking to pass, eyeing linemate Pascal Dupuis as they raced in on Anderson. Only Crosby didn’t pass. At the last second and without even peeking directly at Anderson, he flipped a wrist shot near the goal line that smacked off the goalie’s pad and across the goal line.“I was kind of running out of space to make a pass,” Crosby said. “I was hoping that it was able to find a way in somehow. I kind of saw him leaning a bit and didn’t know how much room was there but found a way to trickle in there.”Karlsson, who is still working his way back from an Achilles injury sustained when Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke inadvertently slashed Karlsson with his skate, drew a hooking penalty on Cooke early in the second.Crosby didn’t need any fancy stickwork to record his first postseason hat trick since 2009. Instead, he powered a slap shot over Anderson’s glove from the left circle to push Pittsburgh’s lead to 3-1. Anderson skated to the bench in favor of backup Robin Lehner.Greening responded almost immediately after the switch, beating Vokoun with a sizzling wrist shot 40 seconds later to get the Senators within one. Morrow restored the two-goal lead by redirecting Paul Martin’s blast from just outside the crease. It was Morrow’s first postseason score since May 14, 2008, while playing for the Dallas Stars.The score was one of the few mistakes made by Lehner in his playoff debut. The 21-year-old was stellar otherwise in relief of Anderson. He made 20 saves in all, including series of point-blank stops.Lehner’s play steadied the Senators, and Ottawa kept coming, pulling within a goal 2:01 into the third period when Pageau tapped the puck across the line following a mad scramble in front.The Senators would get no closer and head home hoping to erase an 0-7 mark when it falls behind by two games in a playoff series.“You’re going to have some adversity,” Anderson said. “You have to win your games at home. That’s playoff hockey.”NOTES: Crosby reached the 100-point plateau in his 75th playoff game, the fifth-fastest player to reach the mark in NHL history … Pittsburgh went 1 for 6 on the power play and is 10 of 30 (33 percent) in the postseason. The Senators went 1 for 2 after going 0 for 6 in the opener … Ottawa D Eric Gryba didn’t play. He was injured in a collision with Penguins D Brooks Orpik in the second period of Game 1Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jarome Iginla (12) gets a stick in the face during a struggle in the corner with Ottawa Senators’ Erik Condra (22) in the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series, in Pittsburgh on Friday, May 17, 2013.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)last_img read more