The P.A.

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

Culture Drives the Bus

On July 28th, 2014, posted in: Uncategorized by

Bus driverOverzealous bosses who lean toward the bottom line versus a positive corporate culture are asking for trouble. Culture eats strategy for breakfast. I don’t care how smart the boss is, or how intent he or she is in squeezing the income statement for a few more pennies to keep the corporate bulldogs out of their yard — if the culture dies, so does the business.  (more…)

What the Heck Is Going On in the Job Market?

On July 21st, 2014, posted in: Uncategorized by

Traffic jamSometimes during the day, I leave the office. I have to go to meetings, other branches, pick up lunch, etc., etc. As I’m tooling about, I find myself amazed by the number of people doing the same during the middle of a day. Pick Tuesday, but any day works — what the heck is going on out there that traffic is backed up on a secondary artery? It makes me think. (more…)

Please Stop the Madness!

On July 14th, 2014, posted in: Uncategorized by

Please Stop the MadnessWhen I sit down to write, I can’t seem to get too far away from the chaos known as the economy. Because the Credit Union’s well-being and the financial success of our members depend on a good economy, my interest in its success is paramount. Never far away are the thoughts of my own family and the generations of our family tree to follow – how will their standard of living look? Thus, I write. (more…)

Be Part of the Solution

On July 7th, 2014, posted in: Uncategorized by

Be part of the solutionI set out to read the “For The Sake Of All” report, recently published and distributed by Washington University in conjunction with St. Louis University. It is “a report on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis and why it matters for everyone.”  They had me roped into the entire read at the Table of Contents. It is an eye-opening read for sure. One that you can’t walk away from without being a little more motivated and engaged to want to do something about the issues at hand. (more…)