<![CDATA[Mitchell, Stankovic, and Associates - MEDIA ]]>Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:38:09 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[MSA Partners with HRD Network to Discuss Creating ROI in Human Resources]]>Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:02:12 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/media/msa-partners-with-hrd-network-to-discuss-creating-roi-in-human-resources
Creating value in a company goes beyond hiring the best employees. It means working with various department heads to create programs that engage employees, reduce employee turnover and increase productivity. At the recent HRD Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, Brandi Stankovic discussed the secrets to increasing the company's bottom line through increased employee productivity and effective leadership at all stages of development. She also provided the tools needed to assess the leadership abilities of other managers and teach them how to create engagement programs in their own departments, reducing employee turnover. Brandi motivated, made the participants dance, and challenged them to take action! By the end of the session they had the essential tools needed to create a strategic plan for:  1)  building rapport & trust with your team and throughout the credit union 2)  developing the critical elements needed to increase productivity and profits.
The attendees also received a copy of Brandi’s new book, The Strategic MVP, which incorporates thought-provoking and effective exercises to deepen and grow your leadership traits.
<![CDATA[Mitchell Stankovic & Associates Expand UNDERGROUND Community, Fuel UNDERGROUND]]>Tue, 31 May 2016 22:23:25 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/media/mitchell-stankovic-associates-expand-underground-community-fuel-underground

Mitchell Stankovic and Associates announces the expansion of The UNDERGROUND Community with the debut of the UNDERGROUND Blog and ongoing publishing of leadership activation content for members throughout the year. The UNDERGROUND Blog serves as the community’s on-demand conversation hub, currently featuring posts from community contributors such as Chip Filson, Randy Karnes and other leading credit union influencers. 

“The UNDERGROUND Blog is the latest addition to the conversation- changing UNDERGROUND Community,” said Susan Mitchell, CEO of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates consulting firm. “We are committed to taking action on the issues that keep industry leaders up at night. The new UNDERGROUND Blog provides an open forum for members to engage in a dialogue to mobilize action.”

In addition to bi-monthly blog posts, The UNDERGROUND Blog will introduce future publications and UNDERGROUND Events similar to the community’s breakthrough 4-hour February 2016 conference in Washington, D.C. Resources including articles, white papers and eBooks are also available to members within the ‘My Library’ area of the online community, and members are actively empowered to contribute their original content to the community on an ongoing basis.

“It is critical to the mission of The UNDERGROUND that industry leaders engage in ongoing discussion and action to develop off-record discussions into on-record initiatives,” said Brandi Stankovic, Mitchell Stankovic and Associates Senior Partner. “We envisioned The UNDERGROUND Blog as a response to the incredible momentum generated at our event earlier this year. With its launch, our community is active in change-making dialogue year-round.”

Credit Union industry leaders are invited to join the community via the expanded UNDERGROUND online platform to stay current on community developments and content posts.

Learn More at www.mitchellstankovic.com/underground.html
<![CDATA[ Why 'Not for Profit' Doesn't Mean Not Making a Profit ]]>Mon, 16 May 2016 15:10:53 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/media/-why-not-for-profit-doesnt-mean-not-making-a-profit
Brandi Stankovic from Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates, who also works part-time at $537 million Boulder Dam Credit Union in Boulder City, Nev., offered one suggestion for income generation and one for expense reduction in a recent CU Journal article. 

"One of the major opportunities in loan growth is to broaden reach by working with people who have lower credit scores," Stankovic said. "It is possible to work with existing members — and these are people credit unions could be serving better, anyway. A lot of those people have been reaching out to online lenders and alternative lenders, so get them to borrow from the credit union instead." 

On the expense reduction side, she noted that there is an opportunity in leadership development that many CUs are missing. This involves making an investment, so "it does not sound like an expense reduction on the face," she quickly added, but then insisted by focusing on leadership development credit unions that follow this advice will find there is a "trickle down" that creates value for the organization. 
"It is important to note that recruiting a CEO externally is 1.7 times more expensive than internal development," she said. 

It is never too early to begin the process of leadership development, even if the CEO is not planning to retire for several years, Stankovic added. "Because the process itself creates value to the credit union. It leads to having a more cohesive team, and developing a culture of empowerment among the staff so they can serve the members better. It also helps overcome any disconnect between executives and the front line." 

Article By Michael Bartlett
For full story: http://www.cujournal.com/news/growth-strategies/why-not-for-profit-doesnt-mean-not-making-a-profit-1026050-1.html

<![CDATA[Strategic MVP Breakout Session: Cultivate Greatness in a Turbulent Industry - MWCUA Annual Meeting 2016]]>Thu, 12 May 2016 14:55:28 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/media/strategic-mvp-breakout-session-cultivate-greatness-in-a-turbulent-industry-mwcua-annual-meeting-2016
This session was designed for the CEO or experienced manager in any function who wants to become a better leader and wants to energize employees. The interest for this topic was unsurpassed - standing room only!

Brandi Stankovic presented ideas to guide executives to be more flexible, creative, and accountable in order to capitalize on collective intelligence, while promoting cooperation and knowledge-sharing efficiency and innovation. 

Also discussing were to keys to successfully building emotional intelligence, effective communication and supporting a company culture that promotes professional growth.

<![CDATA[Young Professionals Break It Down - MWCUA Annual Meeting 2016]]>Thu, 05 May 2016 15:43:47 GMThttp://mitchellstankovic.com/media/young-professionals-break-it-down-mwcua-annual-meeting-2016
The Young Professionals met at the MWCUA Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.  This session began with an ice breaker by Brandi Stankovic, Senior Partner of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates, and everyone was out of there seats and dancing!

This Breakout Session focused on good leaders, what makes them and how to become one. Good leaders make everyone around them better.   Leadership is a mindset in action, not a job, a position or a title, it is a relationship with others.  Leadership isn’t something that anyone can give you—you have to earn it and claim it for yourself.