first_img 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Details Thank you for tuning in to episode 79 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of CUInsight.com. This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.Credit unions across the country have been extremely agile over the last few months in responding to various service challenges and a whole host of other difficulties. In chatting with James Wileman, President and CEO of Credit Union 1 in Alaska and this week’s podcast guest, I’ve gained some perspective into how he and his team have fast-tracked essential projects that typically would have taken them 6 months in 6 days. We also discuss the work they’re doing to better serve their members and the state of Alaska now and going forward. In expanding services to meet members’ needs, James and I discuss the partnerships their credit union has formed with state-led agencies to provide relief to small businesses in the communities they serve. James also shares his belief that credit unions must be proactive in finding new opportunities to serve their members, as well as discusses pivoting their long-term service strategy to better accommodate members in this new normal. During the episode, we also discuss how James came to lead the team at Credit Union 1, what he’s learned from hardships in his career, and why you shouldn’t “carry the boat anchor for longer than you need to”. James also tells us about the amazing team he has at Credit Union 1, as well as the network of peers and mentors who have helped guide him over the years. While James admits that he sucks at work-life balance, we learn that he loves to go camping with his family to recharge. He also shares that he’s always wanted to go to space, loves the L.A. Lakers, and encourages everyone to read books by professional athletes and coaches to learn more about teamwork. I hope you find some life lessons that resonate with you in this episode. Enjoy!Find the full show notes on cuinsight.comSubscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find James:James Wilemanwww.cu1.orgLinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram Show notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you! Check out all the outstanding work that James and his team at Credit Union 1 are doing here. Shout-out: Alaska’s Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development CommitteeShout-out: Alaska Industrial Development and Export AuthorityShout-out: Governor of Alaska Mike DunleavyLearn more about the State of Alaska’s Permanent Fund Division hereShout-out: Alps Federal Credit UnionShout-out: Sitka, AlaskaShout-out: Anchorage, Alaska Shout-out: Tom Kane, President/CEO of the Illinois Credit Union League and LSCShout-out: Colin Cowherd, Host of the Herd on Fox Sports RadioShout-out: Randy’s uncle Mike Kimberhttps://www.icul.comShout-out: Davina Napier, Chief Lending Officer at Credit Union 1 Shout-out: Rachel Langtry, Chief Operating Officer at Credit Union 1Shout-out: Mark Burgess, Chief Technology Officer at Credit Union 1Shout-out: Chad Bostick, Chief Financial Officer at Credit Union 1 Shout-out: Leslie Ellis, former President/CEO at Credit Union 1Shout-out: Gary Sterton, CEO at Animus Credit UnionShout-out: Western CUNA Management SchoolShout-out: CUES CEO Institute Shout-out: Scott Daukas, Chief Risk Officer at TwinStar Credit UnionShout-out: Geoff Bullock, Engagement and Strategy Officer at FireFly Credit UnionShout-out: Sam Launius, CEO at Oregonians Credit UnionShout-out: Shonna Shearson, SVP of Operations at Valley Strong Credit UnionShout-out: James’ wife and familyShout-out: Los Angeles’ LakersShout-out: Jill NowackiShout-out: The Proposal Shout-out: Sandra BullockShout-out: SpaceXAlbum mentioned: Greatest Hits by The EaglesAlbum mentioned: The Best of Both Worlds by Van Halen Album mentioned: David Lee RothAlbum mentioned: Sammy Hagar Album mentioned: Gary Cherone Album mentioned: Greatest Hits by Molly HatchetAlbum mentioned: 50 Number Ones by George Strait Book mentioned: The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues by Patrick M. Lencioni Book mentioned: Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino WickmanBook mentioned: Any book by a Lakers player or coachPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Tom Kane, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37 & 64)In This Episode:[02:24] – Welcome to the show, James![02:32] – How is everything going in Alaska?[03:31] – James shares what they did before COVID-19 that allowed them to pivot quickly and smoothly.[04:27] – James speaks about things they implemented in nine days for members.[07:46] – James shares how his credit union helped the State of Alaska during this pandemic.[11:35] – Do you think the pandemic will change how members interact with credit unions in the future?[13:33] – James discusses what he believes credit unions need to change to stay competitive in financial services.[15:03] – How they adapted and have been able to flourish is something he will be proud they accomplished a year from now.[18:04] – What inspired you to take the position at Credit Union 1?[20:15] – James shares why he stayed at the credit union when he was passed over for a promotion and advice for others going through the same thing.[23:05] – Has the inspiration changed over the years?[26:20] – James speaks about how he cultivated the ability to make hard decisions.[29:19] – James shares advice he was given that he still uses in his career.[31:10] – Have you had mentors throughout your career?[33:33] – James chats about how he likes to spend his time off.[35:37] – James speaks about what he was like in high school.[36:38] – What did you want to be when you grew up?[37:45] – What is the best album of all time?[39:10] – What book do you think everyone should read?[40:34] – James shares what has become more important as he gets older.[41:36] – When you hear the word success, who is the first person who comes to mind?[44:14] – Thank you so much for being on the show!last_img read more

first_img(BBC) – The postponed 2020 Tour de France will now start on August 29, following the French government’s extension of a ban on mass gatherings to mid-July because of the coronavirus pandemic.Cycling’s biggest event won by Team Ineos’ Egan Berna, last year, was originally scheduled to run from June 27 to July 19.“Holding this event in the best conditions possible is judged essential given its central place in cycling’s economy,” said the UCI, the sport’s governing body.Many large-scale sporting events scheduled to take place this summer have either been called off, such as Wimbledon, or pushed back by a year, such as football’s European Championship and the summer Olympics.Four-time winner Chris Froome is set to return at this year’s Tour, which is set to start in Nice, after he missed the 2019 race, following a high-speed accident in which he broke his neck, femur, elbow, hip and ribs.He tweeted: “The news many of us have been waiting for. Some light at the end of the tunnel.”Geraint Thomas, the Briton who won the Tour de France in 2018, told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Hopefully those dates can go ahead. I’m super excited about that.“The Tour is the pinnacle of the sport. If you ask anyone in the UK for three words to do with cycling, they would be: Tour de France. It would be great for the riders and the teams if it can go ahead. This is why teams exist and that’s why sponsorship comes into the sport.”He added: “The calendar needs to be ironed out. Once we know that we can get back racing again then talks can get under way between everyone. The Tour has to take priority. That’s the main event in cycling and then hopefully we can fit other races in around it.”Cycling’s two other three-week Grand Tour races have also been rescheduled for later this year, as part of a plan by the UCI to stage all major cycling races this season.The Giro d’Italia – which was scheduled to take place in May – and the Vuelta a Espana, originally set for September, will now be raced after September’s World Championships.The championships, which will be held in Switzerland, remain in their September 20-27 slot, which means the Tour de France will finish on the same day the week-long championships begin.That means the men’s World Championship road race will take place one week after the final day of the Tour.The postponed ‘monument’ one-day races – Milan-San Remo, Liege-Bastonge-Liege, Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix – “will all take place this season, at dates still to be defined”, added the statement.The UCI cautioned that the calendar will remain dependent on the “world health situation”, with the body’s president David Lappartient saying “we still have work to do to finalise the establishment of an entirely revised calendar”.On April 10, the UCI furloughed staff and cut the salaries of senior employees as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The women’s version of the Tour, La Course by le Tour de France, was initially scheduled to take place over one day on July 19 on the Champs Elysees in Paris.But Tour organiser ASO said it will also be postponed and instead take place “during the Tour de France 2020”. ANALYSIS – MATT WARWICK, BBC SPORTAs determined as the UCI is, it is hard to see how cycling’s governing body is going to fit all these races into this season.It appears officials believe the financial implications for cancelling races in 2020 could be so detrimental – to teams and organisers – that they will instead try to push all major events back as far as they can.But what is realistic in such an unpredictable situation as the coronavirus crisis evolves? Cycling could yet benefit commercially from being one of the few major sports not to call off much of its 2020 schedule until next year. However, if those events – having been moved – are then cancelled at a later date, there must be further financial implications.And there is already much to sort out on the calendar, so when does the UCI think it can fit in a further six weeks of Grand Tour competition and five ‘monument’ one-day races around October and November, when most of Europe gets seriously cold and wet?last_img read more