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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_imgRelatedPosts Nigerian Army loses Colonel to Boko Haram attack Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Andrej Kramaric became the first Hoffenheim player to score four goals in a Bundesliga game, overwhelming Borussia Dortmund with a one-sided 4-0 away victory on Saturday.The Croatian striker, his club’s top scorer this season, took his campaign tally to 13 as Europa League-bound Hoffenheim moved above VfL Wolfsburg to finish in fifth place on 52 points. Borussia Dortmund were already confirmed as runners-up to Bayern Munich, but after this embarrassing home defeat finished 13 points adrift of the champions.They did threaten early, when Norwegian teenager Erling Haaland forced a full stretch save out of visiting goalkeeper Oliver Baumann in the fifth minute.But after that it was 29-year-old Kramaric who dominated the game.He opened the scoring after eight minutes, after a good build-up, picking his spot and curling the ball home from just outside the penalty area.On the half-hour mark the former Leicester City forward doubled his tally after beating the offside trap to slot home from close range. After the break, Kramaric was given far too much room by a sleepy Borussia Dortmund defence to complete his hat-trick in the 48th minute.Then home defender Mats Hummels pushed Moanes Dabbur in the penalty area two minutes later.Kramaric stepped up to slot the ball home under the body of Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki to seal a dominant performance.He added: “I dreamt about the possibility of a penalty kick before the game. But, to be honest, my penalty kick was not all that well taken.“I had decided before that if I got a penalty kick it would be a no-look effort and I got a bit lucky,” he said of the effort that just crept under Burki’s body. “It’s really (an) amazing stuff and feeling to score four goals in this stadium to win this game and to get direct qualification into the Europa League.“Things like this do not happen often in a player’s career.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: Andrej KramaricBorussia DortmundEuropa LeagueTukur BurataiVfL Wolfsburglast_img read more

first_imgJose Mourinho will make a late decision on whether striker Diego Costa will be fit to feature for Chelsea on Saturday’s Premier League resumption against Swansea. Costa, the £32million signing from Atletico Madrid, has scored four times in his first three games for Chelsea, but withdrew from the Spain squad during the international break with a hamstring problem. “Diego came back injured, but that was last Saturday,” Mourinho said. Press Association “He had one week to work hard with the medical department. He has a chance to play tomorrow. “We have a training session now (on Friday afternoon) to confirm his condition and to make the final decision.” Mourinho had little doubt Costa would adapt swiftly to the Premier League. “When we bought him we were very optimistic,” the Portuguese added. “His profile as a player, his profile also as a person. A player (who) is also part of a team and we knew that the team was going in a certain direction and was waiting for a person like him to be there. “His start was good. Three matches, three victories and four goals.” Loic Remy, who signed from QPR for a reported fee of £10.5million after Fernando Torres left for AC Milan on a two-year loan, is in contention to make his debut against the Swans, who have also won all three of their league games so far. Costa could be kept in reserve for the opening Champions League fixture at home to Schalke next Wednesday, which comes ahead of the trip to Premier League holders Manchester City. Mourinho refuses to look beyond the visit to Stamford Bridge of Swansea, who he believes have strengthened this summer despite the loss of Michu. “In this moment it’s Swansea,” Mourinho said. “We have nine points we want to have 12. If it’s not possible (to get) 12, (then) 10 at least. We go game after game. “I don’t think (Swansea) lost one of their most important players. They bought and they bought well. “They invest seriously and they bought quality players.” Swans boss Garry Monk believes the fairytale at the Liberty Stadium is far from over as a movie about the club hits the West End on Friday night. Jack to a King tells the story of a club which went from the brink of extinction to living the dream and has its London premiere in Leicester Square on the eve of Swansea’s visit to tackle Mourinho’s men. Monk has played a big part in Swansea’s climb over the past 10 years as player, captain and now manager and still struggles to comprehend the club’s rags to riches rise. “The Chelsea game fits in with the story because it’s one you would not believe unless you witnessed it,” Monk said. “That’s why I want people to watch it. It gives you a big insight. “There’s plenty of clubs who went up and through the leagues, we did it ourselves before. “But the actual circumstances the club found itself in and what we had to go through will leave people surprised. “This means a lot to a lot of people and it’s probably the perfect time for a film.” Monk joined Swansea in 2004 a few years after the club nearly went into liquidation, salvation coming in the form of a combination between Supporters’ Trust members and a consortium of local businessmen. But he still had to endure some pretty basic training facilities before Swansea rose through the divisions and reached the promised land of the Premier League. Swansea’s story got some silverware in 2013 when the club won its first major trophy in 101 years of trying – the Capital One Cup when beating Bradford 5-0 at Wembley. That triumph took Swansea into the Europa League and Monk feels that achievement is possible again through a high Premier League placing, despite intense competition from clubs with greater financial resources than the Welsh club. “If we stop now we have wasted all that hard work,” Monk said. “We are never going to be a financial power in this league, but we can make sure we are competitive. “We experienced Europe last year and that was something we really enjoyed, and we would like to get back to at some point sooner rather than later. “We have shown we can win a cup, but we would like to do it through the league as well. “People say the Chelsea game is a top-of-the-table clash, but we are not going to be title contenders at the end of the season. “We know exactly what we are, we are a club looking to progress and all the new players who have come in buy into that.” 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