Session 4 – Values Driven Leadership -Becky LeBlanc from University Federal Credit Union
Becky’s Values in leadership:
Evaluate your life in these four areas; physical (healthy living), mental (being a lifelong learner), emotional (integrity, honesty, trust, humility), spiritual (the foundation).
Her mission statement: to grow as much as I can so I can help others as much as possible.
Centered leadership – build your life for the biggest impact on others in these areas:
Meaning – finding your strengths and put them into action to inspire purpose in others
Managing energy – keep going
Positive framing – a well of renewal. Resiliance to keep going. Adopting a constructive view of the world around you.
Connecting – relationships that help you grow, improve, and increasing your sense of belonging
Enaging – collaboration with others, finding your voice, becoming self reliant and confident so you can take risks
Values at UFCU:
They start at the top and go throughout the whole organization. Everybody is known and treated the same.
Relationships are all there is
Values must be put into action
Leading self – Leading the business – leading others
It’s not just whether or not you achieve the goals but how you do it
How they push forward leadership values:
1) Quarterly CEO meetings where they study a book
2) Prez takes employees to lunch. Asks them to bring one thing we can do to imporve the business.
3) Job shadowing and rotations and other on the job training opps.
The task of the leader is to help people go to places where they couldn’t go on their own. Do I have an inspiring purpose I can involve others in?