Taking care of your people post-election: Leading with empathy

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr No matter how our presidential election eventually shakes out, there are going to be large groups of people who feel hurt and disenfranchised over the outcome. The results and aftermath of this election will impact credit unions in many ways, but one immediate area that needs to be addressed is the impact it will have on our employees. Credit union employees bring our shared mission to life every day, yet many of them might be wrestling with post-election emotions that impact them on a personal level and could possibly impact their work and the culture of your organization. The wise philosopher Yoda once said that “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” To put it simply, our thoughts become our actions. Which is why we need to be open to addressing the feelings of our employees in a constructive way that is respectful of personal and professional boundaries. We do this by practicing empathy. Empathy is simple but not easy. It’s simple in practice but not always easy to pause and consider how and when we should practice empathy. Here are a few ideas to help leaders practice empathy and feel comfortable in supporting their people during difficult times:center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

Broome County officials take oath of office to kick off 2020

first_imgWith her dream now becoming a reality, Jackson says she is ready to continue revitalization efforts for the village and increase security. (WBNG) – Broome County started off the new year with new leadership in several key roles. “It’s so exciting. I can’t tell you, when I got to put my name on the door it was a feeling. I drive through Endicott and I think, ‘I’m the mayor of this wonderful place.’ I’m just so excited, and the people are the most important part. I get to be mayor and I get to help everybody,” said Jackson. “We’re going to work on security and safety first. Get our cameras up on the avenue, get cameras in other strategic places. Make it safe so that people won’t mind going out at night in the village of Endicott,” said Jackson. “This was a very, very long journey but I have a lot of great people supporting me and I’m ready to get to work and serve the people of Broome County as their district attorney,” said Korchak. At the ceremony, he thanked his supporters, many of whom came to watch the historic moment at Saint Michael’s Gym on Clinton Street. “When we were able to make the switch to the Libertarian Party, many of my supporters came along with me because we’ve been stressing from day one, the D.A.’s office isn’t a political office, you’re serving the community. There should be no politics involved so that way you’re voting for person not party,” said Korchak. While over in Endicott, Republican and former village trustee Linda Jackson was sworn in as the village’s first new mayor in 12 years.center_img The newest leadership across the county says they are hoping to start the new decade strong for all residents. After losing the Republican Primary in June, Korchak switched to the Libertarian ticket and won the title by a narrow margin. She will be replacing longtime mayor John Bertoni. After a hard fought victory in November, Korchak says he is grateful to serve this community. Recently elected Broome County District Attorney Michael Korchak and Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson were among the several swearing in ceremonies happening across the county New Year’s day. Several village trustees also swore into office Wednesday, including Endicott Democratic Trustee Cheryl Chapman, who will serve as Deputy Mayor.last_img read more