Like any great sports team, a credit union team is only as strong as their least engaged teammate. The best teams in history have not had that one, singular all-star player but a collection of teammates who held each other accountable and accomplished their common goal. Think about what your credit union goals are for 2020. Can you accomplish them yourself? The answer is most likely no. Can you accomplish them working as a team? If each teammate holds themselves responsible and they hold each other accountable, the answer is absolutely!How do you foster an environment of team accountability? It starts with you. Most likely, you hold weekly or monthly one-on-ones with your direct reports. Is the talk purely numbers and goal driven? Break down the conversation to a more actionable level of interaction. Really discuss the how, in terms of process and technique, more than the what regarding numbers. The goal is to uncover what steps are being taken on individual interactions with members to affect your bottom line. Make it mission driven instead of metric driven. If the mission is effective, the metrics will follow suit. This may sound counterintuitive but remember, if you focus more on the destination and not on the path, the destination will take longer to reach.Start by reviewing new memberships and loan applications for the prior week. Collect a sample size of each and discuss with your leadership team what you find. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The strike against Chelsea was Martinelli’s third goal in the Premier League (Picture: Getty)‘She said: “Go for it!” So I had that celebration in my head if I scored and it wasn’t to do with seeing that guy doing it.‘I already had it in my head that I was going to do it.’The 18-year-old Martinelli has quickly marked himself out as a huge prospect for the future, ever since his cameo against Newcastle in the Premier League on the opening day of the season, and has scored 10 goals in all competitions in 26 appearances, as well as laying on four assists.MORE: Man Utd star Paul Pogba supported Arsenal and idolised Thierry HenryMORE: Real Madrid make decision over Luka Jovic’s future amid Arsenal interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Fans thought Martinelli had copied a supporter in the crowd (Picture: BT Sport)However, Martinelli will have disappointed that particularly fan after revealing that he had not even seen the supporter at all and had decided to mimic Mbappe the night before the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked why he folded his arms, Martinelli explained in a Q&A on Arsenal’s official website: ‘Many people think I looked at the fans and saw a guy with his arms crossed, but I didn’t.‘When I celebrated after scoring, I didn’t notice him doing that.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I already had the idea of celebrating like that if I scored. It was funny because I’d said to my mother the night before that I was going to score.‘She was making dinner and I was in the kitchen with her and my father and I said to her that I was going to score and asked what she thought about celebrating like that. Advertisement The Brazilian helped 10-man Arsenal get a point at Stamford Bridge (Pictures: BT Sport / Getty)Gabriel Martinelli has quashed an Arsenal fan theory that his brilliant celebration against Chelsea was inspired by a supporter in the away end and says he dreamt it up the night before with his mum.The Brazilian youngster, who has enjoyed a remarkable debut season at the north London club since joining from Ituano, scored a stunning solo effort to level the scores as 10-man Arsenal drew 2-2 in a thrilling match at Stamford Bridge in January.Eagle-eyed fans thought Martinelli’s Kylian Mbappe-style folded arms pose had been prompted by a supporter who did the exact same thing just seconds beforehand. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 Apr 2020 12:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.1kShares Arsenal starlet Gabriel Martinelli finally explains his ‘Kylian Mbappe’ celebration vs Chelsea Advertisement
A new study comparing public policies relating to 10 high-profile political issues with general public opinion was released last month by the vice dean of the USC Marshall School of Business.John Matsusaka examined the congruence between the views of the public regarding highly controversial matters such as same-sex marriage, abortion and capital punishment, and the policy choices that are currently being enforced by state governments.The study found that only 59 percent of the policy choices were representative of the general public’s majority views.“If policies were selected by flipping a coin, you would get 50 percent congruence. So my finding is that congruence was only 9 percent better than random policy making,” Matsusaka wrote in an e-mail. “I found this surprising and certainly much lower than I expected.”Nicole Cruz, a junior majoring in psychology, said this particular study emphasizes the belief many hold that their vote ultimately will not make a difference when it comes to specific policy issues.“As a young voter, these statistics worry me. It upsets me that my vote doesn’t seem to matter, especially with such important and pressing issues during this day and age,” Cruz said.Matsusaka also found, however, that states which allow citizens to propose and approve laws directly through initiatives are much more congruent with public opinion, such as in California.“It is clear that ballot propositions help the majority rule. This evidence contradicts those who argue that the initiative process is actually controlled by special interests,” Matsusaka wrote.Matsusaka collected data for about three years for the study, which was published in the most recent issue of Quarterly Journal of Political Science.He said that he has been thinking about the underlying issues of the study for at least 10 years.“I was and am interested in this because, like many people, I have the feeling that our elected representatives often do not represent ‘the people,’ but rather cater to special interests,” Matsusaka said. “I wanted to gather some evidence that would indicate if this feeling was true. And more important, if it was true, I wanted to understand what sort of political reforms might make things better.”Dayna Walker, a senior majoring in economics, said she was not surprised by the results of Matsusaka’s study.“Since we have a representative democracy rather than a direct democracy, I’m not that shocked by these results. Of course I would like to see more alignment between public policy and public opinion, but in time I am hopeful that they will become more congruent,” Walker said.Although Matsusaka said he is unsure of what kind of impact this study might have on the future of politics, he remains optimistic that it will help policymakers in the future.“I hope that this [study], together with other studies, will paint a better picture of modern American democracy so we can think intelligently about how to modernize it and make it work better for us,” Matsusaka said.