Learning leadership from watching tv?

first_imgWhile my son is excited about Supergirl starting up again this fall, I look forward to Sunday nights when I can watch Madam Secretary.The show stars Téa Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, who drives international diplomacy, battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home.To do what is often a very tough job, McCord demonstrates over and over that she is smart, able to inspire and motivate her team and tireless in her pursuit of a better world.A slide show on the CBS website describes 11 key leadership traits you can observe in McCord’s actions. Which of these do you already successfully practice? Which of these do you need to practice? continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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PODCAST: The importance of volunteerism

first_imgGrowing up on a ranch in South Dakota instilled a strong work ethic in Jean Peterson, first vice chair of the board at $135 million asset Aberdeen (S.D.) Federal Credit Union.She’s still working hard today, whether it’s at her day job as a financial controller for an agricultural cooperative, as vice chair of CUNA’s Volunteer Leadership Committee, or on the Aberdeen Federal board.In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Peterson describes her biggest challenge as a board member, her efforts in creating an associate board member program, and her work with the CUNA Volunteer  Leadership Committee, where she’s busy building an army of volunteer advocates. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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CFPB alters CUAC charter, extends terms, opens applications

first_imgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Thursday amendments to its advisory committee charters, which include the Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC). The CFPB also announced it will begin accepting applications for new council members for 45 days beginning with a notice to be published in the Federal Register.According to the CFPB’s release, the councils will “expand their focus to broad policy matters and increase the frequency of in-person meetings from two times a year to three times a year.”CUNA strongly supports the CUAC, and has supported legislation to codify its existence. During recent engagement between CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger and stakeholders, CUNA, leagues and credit unions called for the CFPB to preserve the CUAC, and to extend members’ terms in order to provide stability. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Delaware County man evades deputies for 3 days before arrest

first_imgThe Delaware County sheriff’s office says 40-year-old Willem A. Joosse was charged with criminal mischief in the 3rd degree. Joosse was also charged with two counts of criminal mischief in the 4th degree, one count of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of harassment in the 2nd degree. They say Joosse was found at his residence on March 30 in the town of Stamford. The sheriff’s office noted that Joosse traveled to the New York City area following the dispute. Joosse was arraigned in the Town of Stamford Court where h was issued a temporary order of protection. He was released on his own recognizance in compliance with the bail reform law pending reappearance in court at a later date. The sheriff’s office says New York State Police were dispatched to a domestic dispute in the town of Stamford March 27 for a domestic dispute. They say they were alerted that an “intoxicated suspect” had left the scene before they arrived.center_img (WBNG) — Authorities in Delaware County say a man evaded law enforcement for three days before being charged with a felony. Authorities say Joosse gave unwanted physical contact to a victim and damaged the victim’s phone so they could not call 911 with a child present.last_img read more

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European pension fund tenders $500m equity mandate using IPE-Quest

first_imgAn undisclosed pension fund based in Europe has tendered a $500m (€399m) developed-world equity mandate using IPE-Quest.According to QN1467, the client’s preference is for a segregated account in the form of a single investor fund.The mandate calls for the MSCI World Developed index as a benchmark, with tracking error ranging between 3% and 8%.Fund managers must have an absolute minimum track record of two years, and preferably five. They should also have at least $2bn in assets under management (AUM) for the mandate itself and $20bn in AUM as a company.The client has said that track record and minimum AUMs limits are “fairly strict”.Interested parties should state performance, gross of fees, until the end of September.The closing date for applications is 20 November.For full information, please go to http://www.ipe-quest.com/search.htmlast_img read more

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NAPF loses DC policy head to UK Financial Conduct Authority

first_imgWilson told IPE: “I’m really excited about joining FCA and contributing to their growing programme of work on pensions. The current reforms make this a particularly important time for pension regulation and supervision.”In addition to his work at the NAPF, Wilson was a long-standing member of Haringey Council in London, losing his seat as councillor and leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition at the elections in May 2014.While in office, he was also a member of Hanringey’s pensions committee, responsible for supervision of the local authority pension scheme.Before joining the NAPF in 2008, Wilson spent three years as policy adviser on pension matters at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and four years working in policy at charity Help the Aged.Graham Vidler, director of external affairs at the NAPF, praised Wilson’s work at the organisation.“Richard has been a valued member of our team and will be missed,” he said. “Our members have particularly appreciated his expertise in the run-up to the pension freedom reforms. We wish him every success in his new role.”The NAPF is currently recruiting for Wilson’s replacement. The UK’s National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) is losing one of its policy team to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).Richard Wilson, who has been with the industry group since 2008, confirmed to IPE he would be joining the FCA in July as pensions technical specialist.In his time as defined contribution (DC) policy lead at the NAPF, Wilson has overseen its work on the introduction of auto-enrolment and managed the Pension Quality Mark initiative, a certificate for DC funds to demonstrate they meet certain standards of governance and communication.His departure will come months after the largest reforms to DC pensions in a lifetime, with members from this month on allowed to draw down the entirety of their pot from 55 onwards.last_img read more

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Canada’s Trudeau retains power in polls

first_imgThe vote showed a divided country withthe defeated Conservatives winning the popular vote, while a separatist BlocQuebecois made big strides in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec. Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave to supporters after the federal election at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Oct. 22. REUTERS/CARLO ALLEGRI Trudeau, who took power in 2015 as acharismatic figure promising “sunny ways,” saw his popularity drop over oldphotos of him in blackface and his handling of a corporate corruption case. Hewill now have to rely on the New Democratic Party to push through keylegislation.  The Liberals had won or were leadingin 156 out of 338 seats on Monday’s vote, according to Elections Canada. Thatput the Liberals far short of the 170 seats needed for a second straightmajority government.center_img MONTREAL – Canadian Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau’s Liberals held onto power after a closely fought election butwere reduced to a minority government that will need the support in Parliamentof a smaller left-leaning party. Ahead of the vote, opinion pollsshowed a tight race between Trudeau and his main rival, Conservative leaderAndrew Scheer.(Reuters)last_img read more

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Stray bullets fall from sky during fireworks, Broward man hospitalized

first_imgA man was rushed to the hospital after being struck by a stray bullet in Lauderhill on Thursday.Police say the unidentified man, in his 20s, was lighting fire works with his family when a stray bullet fell from the sky and struck him in the leg.He was transported to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.Authorities across South Florida spent the days leading up to Fourth of July urging people to not shoot into the air.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

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As eSports scene continues to grow, collegiate teams, leagues are next

first_imgYou may have heard of eSports. Sweaty teens pounding away at keyboards playing computer games for next week’s lunch money. Or at least, that’s what eSports used to be in its infancy.The literal definition of eSports is simply “a multiplayer video game played competitively for spectators.”  The first organized eSports event was in 1972 at Stanford University.  Students competed playing the Star Wars-inspired game “Spacewar.” It was eight years later that Atari organized over 10,000 players to participate in their Space Invaders Championship. The eSports scene has only grown since then. Companies in charge of titles like “Overwatch” and “League of Legends” started up franchised leagues this year with players earning salaries rumored to be up to one million dollars.  As competitive video games gain legitimacy and take notes from established sports leagues like the NBA, the next step seems to be supporting the growth of collegiate competition to create leagues and tournaments where players can develop and get scouted.Softball: Badgers prepare for USF Tournament, look to improve on early season challengesLast year, the University of Wisconsin women’s softball team ended their season with a record of 35-17 — a winning season Read…Enter the Madison eSports Club. Originally founded to organize and field the best gaming talent this school has to offer for national competition in “Hearthstone,” “Heroes of the Storm” and other games, the club is also now focusing on making eSports accessible to anyone interested.Benjamin Starfeldt, the club’s social chair, spoke with us about where he sees eSports going in the future and his hopes for Madison’s eSports club.  While he notices an increasing number of people saying “wait a second, this is for real,” when looking at eSports leagues and prize pools, Starfeldt still “would like to see a future where eSports are not questioned as far as legitimacy and I think we’re getting closer to that.” In the past Starfeldt competed with club organized teams in “Heroes of the Dorm,” a tournament Blizzard organized for their game Heroes of the Storm where the winning team gets their tuition paid in full, placing in the top 32 teams, as well as placing in the top 64 for Hearthstone’s largest collegiate tournament. Other successful teams from the club include the League of Legends team which participates in the uLoL series, a league for college teams from across the country.  Women’s Hockey: Roque, Campbell named WCHA Players of the YearThe No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team’s (29-3-2-0, WCHA 20-2-2-0) spectacular season has yielded two end-of-season Western Conference Read…uLoL games between Big Ten teams can be seen on BTN and the players receive scholarships from the network as well. UW’s uLoL team is currently third in their division and only one game behind the first and second teams.  As a competitive gamer, Starfeldt was happy to tell us about the club’s League of Legends, “CS:GO,” “DOTA,” “Rocket League” and other teams but was maybe even more excited to share with us the club’s goals for growing their social side.  While some complicated games like League of Legends may seem intimidating to newcomers, Starfeldt assured us there is space in the club for people who want to play more casual games like Mario Kart and just unwind.  Starfeldt sees the club as one of the only places gamers can go on campus to find community and said “We, as a club, want to provide a space for gamers on campus to find other people to play their games and learn new games with.”The club regularly organizes events for gamers on campus to meet and participate in some friendly competition.  Their next event is March 18 and features a March Madness themed Fortnite tournament.last_img read more

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Young players adapting to challenge, says Ryan

first_imgThrow in on Sunday is at 4 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage getting underway shortly after 3pm in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.Tipperary’s minor hurlers are also in Munster final action on Sunday.Liam Cahill’s side, who are the defending champions, take on Limerick.Tipp FM will have live coverage of the match which gets underway at 2 o’clock – in association with O’Connell’s Centra, Church Street, Templemore. However, manager Michael Ryan is warning that they’ll need to up their game again for Sunday’s Munster final against Waterford.Tipp are defending champions and will be looking to beat Derek McGrath’s side in the provincial decider for the second successive year.Ryan believes however that the younger players at his disposal have shown plenty of promise.last_img read more

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