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Get the Early Bird Rate for Leadership Conference & Expo by June 30
Friday, June 26, 2015 6:30 AM

Leaders in Motion

This year's Leadership Conference and Expo, appropriately themed "Leaders in Motion," takes place at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter on Sept. 10-12. This conference is one of the premier events for credit unions around the Cornerstone region and offers a multitude of high-value takeaways for your entire staff.

But don't miss the early bird deadline of June 30. Register now and save your credit union money!

This year's keynoters are the cream of the crop. Alan Fine from InsideOut Development has honed a unique "inside-out" approach to performance improvement. In his session, Fine shows you how to unlock confidence in your ability, high energy, and passion, and focus your attention on the things that really matter.

Alan FineFine also talks about accountability in the workplace. He says that although it's one of the most desired things in any organization, it can be one of the hardest things to create. Leaders constantly wrestle with how to increase accountability in the belief that it will help people be innovative, passionate, and release their discretionary effort to go the extra mile.

"While accountability is very important because it certainly creates compliance, the stuff of high performance—commitment—comes from a different source—ownership," Fine says. "Accountability and ownership are similar, yet different, and confusing the two can be the difference between compliance and commitment."

Fine asks readers to think about a common workplace scenario: delivering a monthly report. Typically, reports are due by a deadline. Accountability ensures the report is accurate and consistently delivered on time every time. The employee who is accountable will say, “Here is what you’ve asked for.”

Ownership ensures the report is accurate, delivered on time, and might also include suggestions for improvements that are directly connected to the end results the report is intended to address. The employee who has ownership will say:

“Here is what you asked for. I also thought about the real purpose of the report and here’s what I found: the data we’re using would be more accurate if it was pulled from multiple sources. The data would also be easier to interpret with a different template. I recommend we include this other data source and this color coding for the template.”

So, perhaps one way to distinguish between accountability and ownership, Fine says, is that accountability is doing what needs to be done because someone expects it of you, while ownership is doing what needs to be done because you expect it of yourself.

Don't miss Alan Fine's presentation at the Leadership Conference and Expo. Register now.

Also, new for 2015 are the T-3 Roundtables. In this dynamic session, led by Cornerstone Vice President of Training and Events Tamra Fairbrother, attendees will give credit union trainers a chance to showcase their best practices in training, adult learning, and presentation skills.

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The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for League training events based on financial need. Applications must be received by application deadlines. Please visit the Foundation's website to view all grant applications, guidelines and deadlines. Contact Emily Moreno, Foundation grants manager, at 800-953-6483 for more information.