The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
CEO of St. Louis Community Credit Union

It’s all relative.

On October 16th, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

binoculars with different filtersIt’s all relative.  I’m tall to anyone under six feet, but to a guy north of seven—not so much.  To somebody who doesn’t work out, I’m a gym rat.  To a triathlete, I’m a cupcake.  I’m a pretty good dancer at the family wedding reception, but to the folks who do it for a living, I look like I’m shuffling at a bus stop in shirt sleeves in the dead of winter. Read more »

People Over Profits

On October 11th, 2017, posted in: Industry, Uncategorized by

diverse employees holding hands in centerPeople as a commodity in the work place?  Commodity is a product that can be thought of as fungible.  Gas is a commodity, so is coffee, milk, fruit—you get the idea.  I didn’t have to turn to my Webster’s II New Riverside Desk Dictionary copyright 1988, minus the cover and containing a few rips, bumps and bruises to know that.  Fungible is defined as something that is easily interchangeable.  I didn’t have to look up that fancy word either.  Put it all together and you get that “people are interchangeable” in the workplace.  Not always. Read more »

Three keys to success

On October 2nd, 2017, posted in: Just Because, Uncategorized by

three antique keys on black backgroundI’m a fan of three keys to success:  discernment; deductive reasoning; and the newly added third “D”—discipline.  I’ve talked about two of them over time, maybe even discipline has been discussed, but never have I hooked them all together to create the “Triple D” to success. Read more »

Just the Facts

On September 25th, 2017, posted in: Industry, Uncategorized by

chalkboard with facts vs myths written on topHere we go again.  Hater’s hate.  UGH!  How is it that lack of information and/or misinformation allows for a determination of one’s feelings in the negative to seemingly escalate to a fever pitch of hatred overnight?  If you are inflicted by such a malady, please seek to change.  Counseling may be the answer.

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Has anyone ever asked you something like this, “Do you have any idea what you just said?” Such a question can be alarming if uttered in the wrong tone or with a negative inflection. Read more »