May 2022

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6 Ways to Boost Employee Happiness
(And Why It Matters)
by Diane Gottsman

In today’s economic climate, when many businesses are short-staffed and many workers are reconsidering their current jobs, discerning managers are wise to consider how to increase employee happiness and motivation. Determining what makes employees thrive is paramount for several reasons. Employee morale, whether good or bad, is contagious. When you have a group of happy, engaged employees, it spreads positivity throughout the workplace. Click HERE for 6 ways to create a work environment that employees will love.
Ambition and Leadership
by George Couros

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. CHECK OUT this video on leadership, no matter your role. When you lift others in a leadership role, the reality is that you do better because those around you do better. I have no problem with ambition. But ambition is not just about wanting something but taking steps to make those things happen. Want to be a fantastic leader? Lift others. Make them better. That will make you better. Click HERE to learn more.
New Competition Forcing Smaller Banks to Try (Almost) Anything
by Bill Streeter, The Financial Brand

Threats from payment giants have many community financial institutions willing to offer crypto services and give wealth management another try. Yet a new survey finds they stubbornly cling to their branches, and lag in digital transformation. Talent and willingness to partner may largely determine small institutions' continued relevance. Click HERE to read on.
The Role Stress Plays in Stupidity
by Nicole Lipkin, author of What Keeps Leaders Up at Night

Prolonged, chronic stress often causes relative stupidity. Today’s business environment is saturated with “low-grade fevers:” financial problems, overwork, job dissatisfaction, jackhammers, drills, information overload and a host of other issues. Amazingly enough, though our brains are capable of dealing with sudden acute stress, they don’t fare so well with chronic stress, i.e., the endless little yipping Chihuahuas that prompt what psychologists call the long-term fight/flight response. Click HERE to learn more.
Cracking the Code on Marketing to the Realtor Channel
from Housing Wire

As lenders adapt to a purchase-centered, HousingWire spoke to Brian Boero, CEO of 1000watt, about opportunities to grow lenders’ effectiveness in the Realtor and broker market. HousingWire: What’s happening right now in the Realtor world that lenders should know more about? Brian Boero: Well, this may seem obvious on the surface, but agents and brokers are facing a level of industry change that simply hasn’t existed before. I’ve been in this business 25 years, and the mix of disruptive forces at play right now is new, real, and, I think, lasting. Click HERE to read on.
SMB's Are Seeking Financial Immunity from COVID
by Lauri Giesen

Amid variant-related uncertainties, many small enterprises are turning to their banks to cover their current and future needs. COVID-19 concerns are far from over, and this is raising questions for many small-business owners. Will consumers return to pre-COVID-19 norms? Will hiring continue to be difficult and expensive? How will businesses recuperate from the continued losses expected from canceled business? Small businesses need help navigating loan options and applications. Beyond lending, many also need help with cash management and implementing the advanced payment options that customers increasingly want. Click HERE to learn more.
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