Jan 01 2000

Mission Values and Leadership Styles In Credit Unions

As credit unions grow and change, executives express concern over the extent to which credit union values may be changing, how they may be changing, and what effect these changes have on the future direction and well being of the credit union community. The Filene Research Institute and the Center for Credit Union Research sponsored this study of 454 credit unions to answer these questions and respond to these concerns. The study also provides information on CEO leadership styles and their connection to values.

Most importantly, it provides a basis for healthy discussion and more informed strategic thinking about how credit unions can nurture their core values and adapt them to fit the rapidly changing financial services landscape.